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Gov. Escudero wants public officials to waive bank secrecy

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Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who is seeking a Senate comeback, said that he will push for a law mandating the waiver of bank secrecy for public officials once elected again in the upper chamber.

“The proposal will make it mandatory for all state officials and employees to sign a waiver in favor of the Ombudsman to look into their bank deposits here and abroad,” said Escudero.

Escudero said that he is not losing hope that his proposal would be enacted into law.

“Umaasa tayo na hindi man ngayon, darating din ang pagkakataon na magiging katanggap-tanggap na ang panukala at magkakaroon ng malawakang panawagan ang mga mamamayan,” he said.

Escudero is serving his first term as governor and now wants to snag a Senate seat in the 2022 elections.

“Hindi po tayo matitinag na ihain ang panukala nang paulit-ulit at ipagtanggol ito sa plenaryo kung tayo ang pagbibigyang muli ng taumbayan na maglingkod sa Senado,” he vowed.