PNoy warns corrupt officials they will be shamed


Posted at Oct 08 2010 11:31 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2010 07:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Government officials who have not changed their corrupt ways will soon be named and shamed.

Speaking in Isabela province where he attended the 7th Philippine National Corn Congress, President Benigno Aquino III said that there were still officials who are not following his anti-corruption policy. 

He warned he would soon be announcing who they are.

"That [ending corruption] is the central biggest challenge. Some people think I am not serious....they will be in the front pages in the next few days," said Aquino.

“Kayong mga mali ang palakad at pinipinsala ang mga kababayan natin, may taning kayong lahat," he said on Thursday in his first 100 days report.

He trumpeted his gains in good governance, such as stopping bad contracts and big spending by the Arroyo administration.

Speaking before citizens at the La Consolacion College in Manila, Aquino said he has been able to save billions of pesos that were supposed to be spent on anomalous contracts.

He said that the most recent anomalous contract his administration is reviewing involves an P18.5-billion Laguna de Bay project entered into by the Arroyo administration.

"October na tayo, 3 buwan na tayo. Meron pa ring sumusubok na hirit nang ganyan. Best case siguro doon kulang ang pag-iisip ng nag-isip ng ganyan. Worst-case scenario, [they] really wanted to try to pull a fast one," he said, after citing the P18.5-billion Laguna de Bay project

Former Sen. Ernesto Maceda warned Thursday that the Noynoy administration could be heading in the wrong direction. He said that Aquino promised a "walang corrupt, walang mahirap" policy, but until now, no one has been charged for corruption.