Citizen's Battle Against Corruption

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The Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) is a political organization in the Philippines founded in 1997 by evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva of the Jesus is Lord (JIL). As a party-list member in the House of Representatives, it is dedicated towards fighting graft, corruption, and cronyism in the government.

History

CIBAC has been represented in the House of Representatives since the 12th Congress in 2001 up to the present. It was represented by Emmanuel Joel Villanueva from 2001 to 2007.

CIBAC has two seats and represented by Villanueva and Cinchona Cruz-Gonzales from 2007 to 2010; two seats and represented by Sherwin Tugna and Gonzales from 2010 to 2016; and one seat and represented by Tugna from 2016 to 2019. The party is represented by Eddie Villanueva and Domingo Rivera from 2019 to present.

Contributions to Congress

Aside from opposing then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, CIBAC played a main role in the trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

CIBAC party-list has authored and co-authored over 150 bills and resolutions, dozen becoming laws. Among the priority measures of CIBAC were: Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Information and Education Act, Barangay Anti-Hakot Bill and Freedom of Information Act.

CIBAC was also instrumental in the passage of the Anti-Red Tape Act, Government Procurement Reform Act and Ease of Doing Business Act.

Electoral performance

Election Votes % Seats
2001 323,810 2.14% 1
2004 495,193 3.89% 1
2007 755,735 4.72% 2
2010 653,399 2.19% 2
2013 579,344 2.13% 2
2016 555,760 1.72% 1
2019 924,345 3.35% 2



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