Defense exec vows no corruption under his watch

MANILA — Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin assured the Senate Thursday that no corruption practices will happen under his watch.

“No corrupt practices shall happen under my watch. We will never allow indiscriminate spending. The DND (Department and National Defense) and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) will be properly managed,” Gazmin said during the resumption of the Senate hearing on the alleged corruption in the AFP.

“We are now on our way towards professionalism and transparency,” he added.

In line with this, the Defense secretary enumerated DND’s recommendations for reform in the military. (more)