It’s a given that Manila – or Philippines, for this matter – doesn’t want corruption, in any forms. That’s why from January 30 until February 2, 2013 the fifth international convention of GOPAC, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, will take place in the metro.
GOPAC is an international organization that’s focus is to eradicate corruption.
GOPAC is the only international network of global leaders that primary focus is to fight corruption; it has over 900 members from 90 countries including the Philippines. GOPAC‘s headquarters is located in Canada.
President Benigno S. Aquino III, who is also known for his strong determination to fight corruption, said that “the selection of the Philippines host of the biannual conference of GOPAC affirms our collective efforts to establish the principles of transparency and accountability in our society.”
[From L-R] Sen. Franklin Drilon, Senate’s Ways and Means Committee Chair; Sen. Edgardo Angara, Vice Chair of GOPAC Executive Committee and Dean Georgina Encanto of Transparency International during the press launch of GOPAC Manila 2013.
In a press launch held at the Senate yesterday, Senator Edgardo Angara, GOPAC’s Executive Committee Vice Chairman and Chapter President of SEAPAC (Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption) said, “The goal of this event is to exchange ideas and learn from our fellow parliamentarians who are all steadfast in their desire to eradicate corruption in government.” GOPAC’s fifth international convention will carry the theme: “Good Leader. Good Laws. Good Citizens.”
GOPAC Manila 2013: Good Leaders. Good Laws. Good Citizens.
“By hosting the 2013 GOPAC conference, we hope to demonstrate our untiring efforts to cleanse our government of corruption–a plague in our house eroding resources that ought to have gone toward improving the welfare of our people,” Angara added.
Also present in the press launch is Senate’s Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Senator Franklin Drilon and Transparency International’s Dean Georgina Encanto, who delivered a presentation of the role of media in helping eradicating corruption.
To learn more about the 5th International Convention of GOPAC visit their website at gopacmanila2013.com. The website includes the convention program and other related information pertaining to the organization’s mission to eradicate corruption.
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Room 504, GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
(02) 552 6779 / (02) 552 6601 local 5570
+63918 959 7186
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Manila will host GOPAC’s 5th International Convention on eradicating Corruption