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CORRUPTION SCANDALS
IN THE PHILIPPINES

Nowadays foreigners and citizens alike say that the Philippines has the most corrupt leadership and economy. Corruption in the Philippines has become "a humanitarian crisis" and scandals increasingly seem to dominate the news.

The worsening corruption has eaten up the right of every citizen to good governance, freedom, decent life, and more importantly his or her dignity.

Corruption is a serious obstacle to the social and economic development of a country. The biggest losers are the Filipino people. In effect, the end-users are made to pay for overpriced goods or services or are made to deal with low-quality or substandard goods or services.

PUBLIC MONEY FOR
PUBLIC GOOD

Despite the seriousness of the problem, people in government seem to show no sense of urgency or ‘mastery' of the steps necessary to fight it. The same government that taxes us must demonstrate that public money is being used for public good, not private greed.

It is our right to demand real change, action and improvement from those who take our money from and spend it in our name.

NEW SCANDALS
TAKE OVER THE OLD

Corruption scandals are only "closed" by the fact of other corruption scandals taking its place. New scandals take over and the old ones are left hanging and unresolved. The media is literally sinking in reporting scandals to try and ensure closure on each one. Nobody ever seems to be punished: They are left to leave the country, get confined to their state-of-art hospitals, resign, get offered early retirement package - even get reassigned. Worse, executive orders are sometimes issued preventing them from talking during congressional or other independent hearings.

Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno
"Let's bring honesty back to business and
government, and we will redirect our path
as a people back to higher grounds."

THE PHILIPPINES
AND CORRUPTION

According to the World Economic Forum...
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