Thursday, September 18, 2014
Founders, participants of the Integrity Initiative commended
The Senate adopted a resolution commending the founders and participants of Integrity Initiative for their efforts to institutionalize integrity standards among all sectors of society and curb corruption in the country.
Sen. Teofisto "TG" Guingona III, who introduced Resolution 868, said the founders and participants of Integrity Initiative deserves to be recognized for its efforts to minimize if not totally eradicate corruption since it’s the greatest impediment to good governance, transparency and accountability in any nation.
Guingona said the resolution also urged government to require all private firms engaged in business to sign the “Integrity Pledge,” a formal agreement to adhere to ethical business practices and to support a national campaign against corruption.
“Private sector initiatives such as this reignited hope for the nation and helps the government restore the trust and confidence of its people,” Guingona said.
"Integrity, transparency and accountability are the three main ingredients needed to finally curb the culture of corruption in our society. We are all called not only to do our jobs competently, but to live our lives with integrity," Guingona said.
A commendation, he said, is in order for the founders, participants and supporters of the Integrity Initiative. (Mae Joy Albano- Miranda)
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