PACC chief : Don't vote for candidates with pending corruption cases

PACC chief : Don't vote for candidates with pending corruption cases

This is a reminder worth listening to.
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez on Tuesday urged the public not to vote for politicians with pending corruption cases.
In the Stop Crimes against Women Summit 2019,organized by the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) and the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Jimenez said this politicians aregreedy and have the urge to enrich themselves.

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez (photo credit to owner)

Huwag mong iboboto yung mga corrupt, 'yung may mga kaso (Don't vote for those corrupt, those with cases). Naka-pending yan sa (It's pending in the) Sandiganbayan," he said.
Jimenez, the founding chair of VACC, said corruption breeds poverty.
"Ang aking opisina po ay naka-focus sa isang halimaw ng ating (My office is focused on dealing with a monster in our) society, ito'y halimaw ng pagnanakaw sa pera ng bayan (This monster of plundering government funds). Corruption breeds poverty," he said.
Jimenez said corrupt officials can get away with the crimes because they have the money to hire top notch lawyers to represent themselves.
They can get away with crime, even murder," he said.
In the same event, Jimenez also cited the role of women and the youth in speaking out against the injustices in society.
"The women of today, ang mga kabataan din (even the youth), ay dapat lumabas na. You have to be outspoken. You have to be heard. We must continue to speak out against harassment, violence in our homes workplaces, in our social circles," he said.
Jimenez said government alone cannot address corruption and injustices.
"It's being addressed, but you see, sabi nga ni Presidente (the President said), we cannot do this alone. It's the people, lalo na mga kababaihan (especially the women)," he said.

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