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june29.2014 bLaw to further strengthen antidotes to corruption proposed

june29.2014 bLaw to further strengthen antidotes to corruption proposed

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Law to further strengthen antidotes to corruption proposed
As an antidote to corruption and inefficiency in government, a lady-lawmaker has  proposed to institutionalize a system of performance planning, budgeting, and accountability in all government agencies.“We have to restore and strengthen the people’s trust in government, !atanes "ep. #enedina "azon Abad stressed as she urged the passage of the proposed “$overnment %erformance &anagement Act contained in #! '()*.Article ++, ection  of the /onstitution provides that the tate shall maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and take positive measures against graft and corruption, Abad cited.0ikewise, Article 1+, ection ) of the /onstitution provides that “public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency, act with patriotism and 2ustice and lead modest lives, she noted.“3he problems of corruption and inefficiency need to be eradicated to restore the  people’s trust in the government, Abad stressed.#! '()* seeks to4 )5 formulate and implement a system of strong budget- performance linkage6 5 transform the $eneral Appropriations Act 7$AA5 into a more comprehensive, transparent, and accountable tool by making available both financial and non-financial information of the agency6 and85 +nstitutionalize good governance practices already adapted by government agencies such as4 a5 %erformance-informed budgeting whose ob2ective is to make the  budget a more comprehensive, transparent, and accountable document6 b5 $overnment annual %erformance %lan which specifies the agencies’ intended performance goals and how to meet them and establish performance indicators to measure the programsresults6 and c5 $rassroots %articipatory !udgeting where basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations will have an active but limited participation in identifying, planning, and monitoring services that are responsive to the needs of the communities.3he measure mandates agencies to submit strategic plans and performance goals  based on the %hilippine 9evelopment %lan or %9%, which means that goals will be set and achieved, results will be measured, gaps will be filled, and progress reported.“3his way, the confidence of the people in the capability of the government will greatly improve as it will become more efficient, transparent, and accountable. &oreover,
NR # 3512BJUNE 29, 2014

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