Poll shows Filipinos happy with DOJ’s Performance
by FFE PH News Staff
Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Leila de Lima welcomed yesterday news by poll firm Social Weather Station (SWS) saying the department had the most improved rating in 2013.
In the 2013 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption, DOJ scored got a +35 satisfaction score, rating Good in the net sincerity ratings. This is 40 points higher than its former Neutral -5 score in 2009, making it the agency which recorded the highest improvement.
The Justice secretary said ‘We welcome the findings of the SWS and this encourages us to work harder and better.
‘We know there are still corruption in our ranks and we intend to make our Internal Affairs Unit effective to achieve our zero-corruption target.’
The double upgrade from Neutral/Moderate to Good is attributed to the department’s reform programmes, application of information communications technology to monitor its activities and its staunch pursuit of corruption cases among government officials.
DOJ is part of the Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordinating Council (IAAGCC), a voluntary alliance of agencies that vows to fight graft and corruption that also includes the Ombudsman and the Commission on Audit (COA). The fact-finding body is mandated by president Aquino to investigate corruption charges against lawmakers who were allegedly involved in Janet Lim-Napoles’ billion-peso PDAF scam.
The DOJ also supports the business sectors’ anti-corruption campaign called Integrity Initiative. This campaign is spearheaded by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and aims to involve businesses in the fight against national corruption by espousing commitment to ethical business practices.