Philippine President Benigno Aquino launched a website that allows the public to directly air complaints against authorities as part of his vow to promote transparency and crush corruption.
The president’s estimated 1.8 million followers on Facebook were urged to participate in the website, www.president.gov.ph, which can be accessed via other networking sites such as Twitter, Friendster, YouTube and Multiply.
His spokesman said “The new media infrastructure has been developed to provide a feedback mechanism so people can stay connected with the president and government.”
“This is a commitment of the national leadership to rebuild trust in government and ushering in a new era, a new culture of governance.”
Within hours of the site being launched, hundreds of people had posted comments on a wide range of topics.