Duterte’s anti-corruption body asks Cam to submit proof on PCSO corruption

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 14 2019 12:10 PM

MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-corruption task force has ordered Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam Wednesday to submit evidence she claims would prove corruption in the agency.

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission would issue a memorandum to Cam on Wednesday to submit documents on the PCSO corruption.

“We are interested to hear what she has to say to us, not to take it as the truth, but to investigate it,” PACC commissioner Greco Belgica told reporters during a Palace press briefing.

Cam earlier said that she is willing to present documents on PCSO corruption to lawmakers as she alleged the involvement of high-ranking officials of the agency.

“Pagdating na lang po ng tamang panahon sa Senado at sa Kongreso. Kumpleto naman po ako ng dokumentong maipapakita ko sa kanila na ito iyung mga korap," she said.

(I'll do it at the right time in the Senate and Congress. I have complete documents anyway to show who these corrupt officials are.)

Cam herself was accused of corruption before the Office of the Ombudsman, with a private citizen claiming earlier this year that she failed to disclose P500 million worth of real estate properties.

The PACC is conducting a “lifestyle check” on officials of the state-run lottery agency which covers "everyone who held money” after the President called out "massive corruption" within the PCSO. Belgica said the review is expected to be completed in 2 to 3 months.