Press Release
September 23, 2020

Drilon says Congress should address Ombudsman proposal to amend RA 6713

In the same interview, the Senate chief fiscalizer urged the Ombudsman to submit specific proposals to strengthen Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

"I call on the Ombudsman to submit to Congress his proposed amendments to RA 6713 to strengthen it and make the law more attuned to the present times," Drilon said.

"I suspect that the views of the Ombudsman reflects the thinking of the Supreme Court being a former member of the High Court and a Sandiganbayan justice," he added.

Drilon said it will be a big boost in the fight against corruption if the concerns raised by the Ombudsman are addressed.

Corruption cases are brought to the courts, the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan, he added.

"Hence, it behooves Congress to listen to what the judiciary is saying and find out how it can amend the law and make it attuned with the times," Drilon said.

"We will examine the existing law and we will look at measures to further strengthen the principle of transparency," he added.

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