Integrity Development Action Plan

Background:

The Integrity Development Action Plan (IDAP) is the main output of the 3-day first-ever Presidential Anti-Corruption Workshop (PAW) held from 15 to 17 December 2004 with the theme: Countering Corruption through Integrity Development: A Key to Economic Competitiveness. It has been adopted as the national anti-corruption framework of the executive branch and the cabinet members, through Sec. Alberto Romulo, committed before Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, representatives of international donor groups and other stakeholders, to adopt and fully support the IDAP, which in effect is PGMA’s program of countering corruption through integrity development and good governance.

The IDAP is composed of 22 specific anticorruption measures, also referred to as “doables”, which embody the multi-pronged strategy in fighting corruption which includes:

Prevention – systems reform to minimize opportunities for graft and corruption;

Education – includes values formation, educating public servants on the dos and don’ts of public service and advocacy to fight the negative perception of the public;

Investigation and Enforcement (Deterrence) -making corruption a high-risk, low reward activity by establishing an effective system to encourage public support, quick response, effective prosecution and disciplinary action, professionalism, and publicity in successful cases; and

· Strategic Partnership – enjoining the support of the public in the fight against graft and corruption

Section 2(g) of Executive Order No. 531, re:  Strengthening the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission by Amending Executive Order No. 12 Series of 2001  mandated PAGC to ensure the implementation of the IDAP or the national anti-corruption plan, to wit, : The Commission shall have the mandate to formulate national anti-corruption plans and strategies pursuant to the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan of the Arroyo administration, and cause the efficient and effective implementation of such plans and strategies 