Palace welcomes Mendoza’s willingness to return to government

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm 

MANILA, March 3 — Malacañang welcomed on Thursday Heidi Mendoza’s willingness to return to the government sector, saying the former Commission on Audit (COA) auditor would be an invaluable addition to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s fight against corruption.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a press briefing in Malacañang, said the Aquino administration is heartened by Mendoza’s decision.

“We are glad to know that Heidi Mendoza has (expressed) her interest to join government and it will certainly be an addition to our fight against corruption,” he said.

Although nothing concrete had been discussed yet, Lacierda said the Palace will announce any decision on the matter soon.

Last month, President Aquino hinted that he may have need for the services of Mendoza but clarified that he would have to ask her first if she would accept any government position.

Mendoza is a resource person at an ongoing Senate and House of Representatives inquiry into alleged anomalies in the disbursements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines funds. (PNA)

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