MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order No. 9, strengthening the Office of the Cabinet Secretary (OCS).
The EO places under the OCS the Office of Participatory Governance (OPG) and the Strategic Action and Response (STAR) Office.
The OPG is tasked to promote and ensure the direct participation of stakeholders in crafting of policies and programs to address concerns at the grassroots level.
The STAR Office, on the other hand, is tasked to ensure the timely action and response to complaints from the public. It will directly supervise the Presidential Action Center, now renamed the Presidential Complaint Center.
The Cabinet Secretary will continue to assist the cabinet and be a member of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board committees.
Duterte, a long-time mayor of Davao City, has been hands-on in the corruption crackdown in agencies. He has established the 8888 hotline where the public can file complaints against government offices.