Frequently Asked Questions - Whistleblower

How do I follow-up my report?

The GCG Whistleblowing Web Portal allows the user to access the status of his/her report for up to three years after its resolution. Until a report is resolved, the whistleblower may continue to update the report by uploading files to support the report.

What are the possible results of GCG's investigation of a Whistleblowing Report?

Whistleblowing Reports may be dismissed for a lack of merit, directly forwarded to the GOCC concerned, or further investigated on, among other things. Investigation of reports may result to: referral to the appropriate government agency or to the GOCC for appropriate action, GCG sending recommendations to the Governing Board or to the Office of the President.

What are the reports that fall within the scope of GCG?

Concerned individuals may file a report, anonymously if he/she wishes, and even testify on matters that are illegal, unethical, violate good governance principles, are against public policy and morals, promote unsound and unhealthy business practices, are grossly disadvantageous to the GOCC and/or the government.

What information should I provide when I file a whistleblowing report?

Providing information on the individual/s involved in the allegation and their agency/ies is important. While providing evidence and detailed description on the allegation is not a requirement, we advise individuals to be as exhaustive as possible with the facts.

Is there a validity period for a report?

A report, if substantiated upon its filing or upon further investigation by the GCG, is valid regardless of the timing of its occurence.

How long does it usually take for GCG to resolve a report?

The timing of resolution of the reports depend on the complexity of each case. Nevertheless, GCG allocates the appropriate resources per case, as some complex cases in the past have been handled by more than one personnel.

How can GCG guard the confidentiality of the reports?

GCG only allows access of Whistleblowing Reports to authorized personnel throughout its investigation. These personnel are bound and equipped to treat all documents related to Whistleblowing Reports in strictest confidence.