The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, a government-owned-and-controlled corporation under the Office of the President, has said it welcomes all forms of investyigation on alleged bribery within the Office.
In a statement issued Monday, PCSO, through Pilar Pinga Cruz, who identified herself as PCSO alternate spokesperson, said: "PCSO welcomes all forms of investigation on the alleged bribery on the fourth floor, 10th floor or any floor of our office. Any act of graft and corruption at the PCSO should be brought to the proper venue, be it the CSC, the Ombudsman, and the court.
“In light of the burgeoning unsubstantiated, baseless and unfair attacks against the PCSO, its Board of Directors deems it necessary to make this public statement.
“The PCSO has established procedures and protocols which include security measures which cover every aspect of its operations. There are documents and devices which can be reviewed, audited and examined objectively through proper legal channels. It is with sadness that there are veiled individuals who are determined on spreading innuendos, distortions, accusations and unequivocal lies through social media to handicap PCSO and its mission.
“Unfortunately, these same individuals take every opportunity to deflect their own misdeeds to blame and tarnish the image of innocent Board members and officials of PCSO and camouflage their own wrongdoings.”