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Wide scope bared for truth body in EO By Aytch S. de la Cruz 07/31/2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

LOW-LEVEL OFFICIALS, PRIVATE EXECS COVERED

Wide scope bared for truth body in EO


By Aytch S. de la Cruz
07/31/2010
While focused on the nine-year Arroyo administration, the so-called Truth Commission created yesterday through Executive Order No. 1 will include in its broad scope public officials of at least third-level, such as department heads of government agencies and even private individuals suspected of being involved in graft and corruption cases.
President Aquino signed EO 1 yesterday creating the commission vested with investigative powers on all the reported cases of graft and corruption involving third-level public officials and higher, their co-principals, accomplices and accessories from the private sector during the previous administration, based on the order.
Officials who are implicated in the allegations of large-scale graft and corruption cases during the previous administration will be compelled to cooperate with the recently created body to be called the Philippine Truth Commission of 2010, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said..... MORE


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