Citizens could help stop red tape at the frontlines — CSC PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 August 2015 14:24

Filipinos can take an active part in stopping red tape in government at the frontlines.

University students and individuals from different organizations may volunteer for Bantay.ph, a non-government organization that aims to reduce corruption in the Philippines through educational campaigns, volunteer programs, and a strong presence online.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) signed on May 29 a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Bantay.ph that would empower volunteers to visit government offices, conduct anti-red tape monitoring, and document these visits through photos and videos.

CSC first entered into an agreement with Bantay.ph in February 2013. The new MOA will further strengthen CSC’s partnership with civil society in its efforts to curb graft and corruption in government.

The CSC spearheads the implementation of Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007. The various ARTA programs include the ARTA Watch, a spot check of government frontline services, and the ARTA Report Card Survey (RCS), a comprehensive measurement tool of compliance to the ARTA law. (CSC)