Friday, February 29, 2008

Nograles urges nation to join CBCP in fight against corruption

House Speaker Prospero Nograles today urged the Filipino nation to join hands with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in its fight to weed out the culture of graft and corruption that has permeated in Philippine society.

The House Speaker said he welcomes the CBCP statement and stressed that this should motivate our people into joining the Church in its call for communal action to revive the Christian values that would help restore the dignity of each and every Filipino individual.

Nograles also said that this is now the time for the whole nation to unite and participate in the call of the Church to uproot graft and corruption from our political system pointing out that the House of Representatives under his leadership has jumpstarted the call for reforms with the formation of an oversight committee that has been tasked to draft the reform package in the Lower House that would yield greater accountability, transparency and the prudent utilization of government funds particularly the so-called development funds.

Nograles also urged the Filipino people to join the government in its fight to either eliminate or reduce the level of corruption in the public sector by remaining vigilant and conscious of their roles as citizens by participating more actively in the political process.

Citizenship bears some responsibility and primary among the duties of every Filipino is to help the government establish a society that would promote social justice, equal distribution of the country's wealth and resources, greater accountability and, integrity in public service, said Nograles.

The CBCP statement, he said, should provide both the Arroyo Administration and the Filipino people with the opportunity to come together and examine where our country now stands and where we want out nation to go from here.

We are all in the same boat and we cannot afford to see the country sink deeper in the abyss of poverty and political instability.

As such, we must all come together to ensure that our country remain afloat so that our vision of an economically stable Philippines may be fulfilled, Nograles explained.

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