By Minerva Newman, March 29 2019; Manila Bulletin

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CEBU CITY – The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PCC) received 807 complaints from March 7, 2018 to February 2019.

PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez revealed the figures during a recent meeting with regional directors of national government agencies in Central Visayas.

“We received 1,944 documents which includes all papers, records, invitations, suggestions, complaints, confidential files, others that are sorted to either operational or administrative documents,” Jimenez said.

PACC was created on Oct. 4, 2017, to directly assist President Duterte in investigating and hearing administrative cases involving graft and corruption against presidential appointees.

Jimenez also said that among the key cases the commission handled involved the construction of the P1.3-billion Bicol Medical Center (BMC), whose construction had been delayed for years, and irregularities in the implementation of the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery Reconstruction.

Presidential Assistant of the Visayas Secretary Michael Dino said it is time to aggressively address the corruption that has long been rampant in the government bureaucracy. (With reports from Aubrey Jimenea, USC-Intern)