05 Apr '11, 10am

Philippines whistle-blower to oversee war on graft - Straits Times

Philippines whistle-blower to oversee war on graft - Straits Times

Heidi Mendoza (above) would take over as chief of the independent Commission on Audit for the next seven years, said Ricky Carandang, spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino, who swept to power last year on an anti-graft ticket. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - THE Philippines on Tuesday named an accountant who has lived under witness protection since exposing alleged large-scale graft in the military to oversee its battle on government corruption, officials said. Heidi Mendoza would take over as chief of the independent Commission on Audit for the next seven years, said Ricky Carandang, spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino, who swept to power last year on an anti-graft ticket. 'Ms Mendoza as we've seen, has proven that she is very serious about anti-corruption and we believe that she will continue the efforts for good governance,' Mr Carandang told report...

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