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    Lifestyle Checks

    Lifestyle check is an investigation strategy developed by anti-corruption agencies in the Philippines to determine the existence of ill-gotten and unexplained wealth of officials and employees of the government.


    • 2007 - the Ombudsman (OMB) through its fact-finding units, investigated officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Finance (DOF) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) for unexplained wealth.  Positions of respondents with the largest amount of unexplained wealth include:  Customs Operations Officers - P37,202,738; Provincial Treasurer - P20,627,079.91; City Treasurer - P18,407,311.61; Revenue Officer - P15,611,572.00; Project Director - P15,496,974.41; and Assistant Project Director - P14,235,514.10