PHL, China ink deal to jointly combat corruption

(Eagle News)—The Philippines and China have inked a deal to combat corruption.

The deal was signed between Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Dante La. Jimenez, accompanied by PACC Executive Director Eduardo Bringas, and Li Shulei, Vice-Chairman of China’s National Commission of Supervision during the Clean Silk Road Sub-Forum of the Second Belt and Road  Forum in Beijing.

Under the MOU, the PACC and NCS expect to carry out cooperation in areas of prevention and punishment of corruption, and actively participate in anti-corruption global governance.”

The MOU also allows both agencies to exchange delegations to hold seminars on mutually concerned topics; share experience and information in areas of prevention and punishment of corruption, and provide technical assistance and promote capacity building for each other, among others.

“More importantly, this historic cooperation enables the Philippines and China to exchange timely information, knowledge and experience pertaining to criminal activities suspected of corruption, with a view to their prevention, suppression and prosecution,”Jimenez said.