PH is ‘mildly corrupt’ -2016 Corruption Perception Index
Transparency International recently released the 2016 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and its result showed that the Philippines remains to be ‘mildly corrupt’, with a score of 35.
The Philippines is in the same rank as Gabon, Niger, Peru, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad, and Tobago.
Meanwhile, with a score of 90, Denmark and New Zealand are the least corrupt. Somalia, on the other hand, is at the bottom of the list.
In order to come up with this, CPI gathers data from institutions such as the World Bank, the Africa Development Bank, and business school IMD.
A score of zero would mean that the country is highly corrupt, while ‘clean governments’ would have a score of 100.
“The lower-ranked countries in our index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary,” TCI said.
“Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored."
Moreover, it’s been noted that countries that are on top of the list have more press freedom, easier access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and they also have independent judicial systems.
Source: Manila Bulletin
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