WATCH: Duterte endorses Greco Belgica for Senate run
Former Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Greco Belgica has gotten the nod of President Rodrigo Duterte for his senatorial bid.
The president said Belgica did good while serving as PACC chief.
“Siya ay nilagay ko sa anti-corruption commission at marami ang trabaho niya. Hindi ito mayabang, hindi ito mahangin. Marami ‘yang alam kaya nilagay ko siya sa posisyon na delikado, delikadong mabili, delikadong matakot. Hindi ‘yon, hindi siya,” President Duterte said in a video message released on January 26.
“Ito si Belgica ay marunong, matapang, at kung magtrabaho sa gobyerno ay ganon nalang ang dedikasyon. Botohin ninyo kasi kailangan niyo si Belgica.”
Belgica appreciated the President’s trust, vowing to continue his fight against corruption.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy na tiwala at kumpyansa, Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte,” he said.
“Ipagpapatuloy ko ang sinimulan niyo sa laban kontra korapsyon.”
Among Belgica’s achievements as PACC chief is the exposure of anomalous spendings, including the Yolanda housing anomaly involving P741.53 million and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) anomaly amounting to P153.7 billion, among others.
He also filed cases against corrupt government officials before the Ombudsman and Department of Justice.
Under his leadership, at least 13,000 complaints and concerns and 9,000 complaints and concerns on the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) have also been acted upon.
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