Gordon eyes 24/7 offices
Bagumbayan-volunteers for a New Philippines Party standard bearer Sen. Richard Gordon, yesterday said that when elected president, he will require key government offices, including the Office of the President, to be open 24 hours a day, a press release from his office said.
Gordon, speaking before students of the Central Philippines University in Iloilo City, said that the first step in curbing corruption is the prompt reporting of an incident, adding that a 24-hour government office would ensure that the people can report all sorts of crime at any time of the day.
The Bagumbayan Party presidential candidate said eradicating corruption is a two-way scheme. The government must go after the culprits, but the public must also “blow the whistle” when they see something irregular or illegal, Gordon said in the press release.
He added that he would be a president who is very accessible to the people so that when the public’s concerns are not given proper and immediate attention, they can go straight to the president.
Crime and corruption are eradicated when there is effective governance, which could be attained if the government is focused, fast, friendly, flexible, and forward-looking, Gordon added