Relentless war on drugs, crime, corruption to continue

Relentless war on drugs, crime, corruption to continue — Aguirre

MANILA, Jan. 1 (PNA) — Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Sunday vowed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue to pursue its anti-drug, anti-crime and anti-corruption mandate under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

“To the Filipino people, you have my solemn reassurance that under my watch we will pursue our reform oriented initiatives in the DOJ with determination and we will serve the people with new found dedication and vigor,” Aguirre said in his New Year message.

“As we usher in the New Year, I join everyone in their collective hope and prayer for a better Philippines in 2017. May all our dreams and aspirations for ourselves and for our love ones be realized,” his messaged read.

Aguirre vowed to implement a zero tolerance policy for corrupt employees of the DOJ and its attached agencies.

“To all the employees and officials of all the agencies and bureaus of the DOJ Family, I reiterate my invitation to all of you to join us in all our efforts to realize a corruption-free DOJ,” he noted.

“With full faith in the Almighty’s guidance and providence, and trust in each other’s competence and integrity, I truly believe that all things are possible.” Aguirre added. (PNA)