The GCG issued Memorandum Circular No. 2016-02 dated 22 April 2016 entitled Revised Whistleblowing Policy for the GOCC Sector. It mandated all GOCCs to establish their own whistleblowing systems, duly approved by their respective Governing Boards, and provide a working environment that promotes whistleblowing and establish such regulations that protects whistleblowers against retaliation.
The purpose of the Whistleblowing Policy is to enable any concerned individual to report and provide information, anonymously if he/she wishes, and even testify on matters involving actions or omissions of the Directors, Officers and employees of SHFC, that are illegal, unethical, violate good governance principles, are against public policy and morals, promote unsound and unhealthy business practices, are grossly disadvantageous to SHFC and the Government.
Whistleblowers may also report such other acts or omissions that otherwise involve violations of the following laws, rules and regulations:
The Governance Commission has established the website www.whistleblowing.gcg.gov.ph as its primary reporting channel for whistleblowers under this memorandum circular.
This reporting channel is an online-based platform by which whistleblowers may securely submit reports electronically while at the same time ensuring their anonymity and the confidentiality of their reports.
Whistleblowers from SHFC are encouraged to utilize this online reporting channel in case it opts to report the alleged illegal or unethical act or omission directly to GCG.