Malacañang has assured the public that complaints or grievances sent to the 8888 Citizen’s Complaint Hotline (CCC) will be “given the highest priority” in the government’s fight against graft and corruption.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised interview that the office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will handle the complaints.
“The Office of the Executive Secretary is in charge of the 8888,” Roque said. “And since the Executive Secretary is primus inter pares in the Cabinet, we are expecting that all complaints on all agencies and departments will be given the highest priority.”
The sending of the text messages through 8888 will be free of charge.
“Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” Roque said.
He said on Wednesday said the new communication channel would “certainly give a boost to the good governance drive of the Duterte administration.”
President Rodrigo Duterte vowed that he would go after corrupt officials in his remaining years in office and even formed an inter-agency task force headed by the Department of Justice to go after corrupt government officials. SOVEREIGNPH