The Task Force against Corruption (TFAC) headed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the ‘Hindi Sa’yo Yan’ anti-corruption campaign (the “Campaign”) to further bolster the government’s battle against corruption.
The Campaign aims to eliminate the seeds of corruption that grow into massive forms of corruption which inevitably destroy the moral fiber and future of society.
Moreover, the Campaign points out that people have become desensitized to small forms of corruption making it possible for these dishonest individuals to get away with their illegal acts.
Meanwhile, the Campaign emphasizes that the amount of money pocketed by unscrupulous individuals, regardless of the amount, for so long as the money appropriated by a person for himself is not his, the act constitutes corruption.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said, “Maliit man o malaki, ang korapsyon ay korapsyon. Kapag hinayaan, sisirain nito ang kinabukasan ng bayan.” (Whether big or small, corruption is still corruption. If left unchecked, it will destroy the future of the nation).
The Campaign also calls upon the public to have the courage to call out all forms of corruption. Justice Secretary Guevarra asserted, “Kaya maglakas-loob sumigaw ng ‘Hindi sa’yo yan!” (So have the courage to shout, “That is not not yours!’).
The TFAC was created by virtue of a Memorandum dated 27 October 2020 issued by the President directing the DOJ to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government. The Memorandum further granted the DOJ the authority “to decide which allegations of corruption to investigate, taking into consideration the gravity thereof and the impact on the delivery of government services, and the discretion to create as many panels as it deems necessary.”
Aside from the DOJ, the TFAC is composed of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP), National Prosecution Service (NPS), and the Anti-Money laundering Council (AMLC).
The Commission on Audit (COA), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the Office of the Ombudsman were also invited to work together with the TFAC.
The Campaign, which is posted online and aired by different TV and radio networks, also encourages the public to take part in the government’s drive against corruption by reporting such acts to the DOJ Action Center at [email protected].