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Ombudsman: Prevention is ‘antidote’ to corruption

Ombudsman: Prevention is ‘antidote’ to corruption

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PREVENTION IS the only way for Filipinos to eradicate corruption—for now. This was the message of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to the Artlets in the 49th St. Thomas More Lecture held March 16 at the Medicine Auditorium. Through “preventive corruption initiatives,” Filipinos may hope for a better governance and nation, Morales said in her lecture titled Leading the Charge: The Ombudsman Roadmap to Fight Corruption Head-On. “These (initiatives) are not only the gains of the Ombudsman, but the gains of the Filipinos united under one solemn constitution,” she said. “As there is yet no absolute cure to corruption, prevention appears to be the only antidote against [it].” Morales, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee for Public Service in 2016, reiterated that the people play an import...