DepEd strengthens its campaign against corruption and corruption


Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones points out that “with [the] As the Ministry of Education is the largest bureaucracy in government, our employees must always set a good example to the public. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Education (DepEd) has strengthened its campaign against corruption and corruption through the establishment of Anti-Corruption Committees (ACCs) in Central Offices (COs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Division Offices schools (SDO) nationwide.

“At DepEd, we recognize that corruption and bribery are major obstacles to realizing the right of all Filipinos and children to access quality basic education. The ACC is the department’s response to stem this problem and develop a culture of zero tolerance against bribery and corruption. in the department,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

In DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2022, the Department has intensified its campaign against corruption and corruption by expanding the DepEd CO ACC and its counterparts at the RO and SDO level and providing the respective composition and functions of each level of governance.

In addition, the publication provides for the mobilization of civil society organizations and other members of the private sector as stakeholder representatives in the committee.

“The ACC must perform a dual function – preventing corruption and corruption in the department through policies, programs and advocacy campaigns, and ensuring that errant officials and employees are held accountable,” Sec. Briones noted.

In support of the Kasangga Project: Aksiyon Laban sa Korapsiyon Project of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), DepEd has adopted the principle that “a public office is a public office”, promoting public accountability and the fight against corruption. corruption.

The department previously issued Agency Order No. OO-OSEC-2021-029 for the establishment of an ACC at Central Office, following an agreement with PACC.

In addition, the DepEd CO Committee will create a streamlined Complaints Action Center and work with other DepEd offices to investigate these issues.


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