Chapter 1 Introduction
Fixing the System: The World of fixers in Philippine Bureaucratic System.
Can we win against the system??
Also known as the rising tiger of Asia “Philippines” A country having a 7,107 islands the home of 100 million Filipinos, the 12th Most Populous country in the world and one of the most Corrupt Country. A country having a huge number of populations has so many issues and problem gain and one of it is the so called “Fixers System” Fixers are somebody who uses influence or make special arrangements for someone to expedite transactions often through unlawful methods and in exchange for a fee. Fixers are found everywhere wherever rules and regulations governing business or public sector appear overly bureaucratic and complex while proper oversight and control is poor. And wherever Fixers are found, corruption is seldom very far behind. A report from news interviewing a man from Cavite saying that: “Mahaba yung pila. Sayang lang yung oras ko kaya nag lagay na lang ako” ( it will be a waste of time that’s why I was compelled to just give money) Our Government make a law entitled “the anti Red tape Act of 2007” R.A 9485 to prevent Fixers system but even though we have a law against in the system of fixers, there are so many people who used fixers for their transaction. Furthermore, maybe it’s a job considered for a person having a financial needs but did they ever think the consequences of being a fixers. Being fixers is a violation against the law. Besides we cannot criticize those fixers because that is their means of living. So here we can deduce that Filipinos really have a shortfall in terms meeting the desired income in order to live in a descent life. That’s why some Filipinos engaged on that kind of job. The question is how we prevent that kind of job, how we can restrain those people who depend on the fixer scheme. Because I believe that if there is no people who depend on the fixers system, there is no fixers.
1.1 statement of the problem
This study Conducted to investigate the causes, effects and solution of the fixers system in the Philippines.
Specifically the study attempted to answer the following questions: 1. How do respondents profile be describe in terms of :
1.2 Education and position in the office
1.3 Nature of occupation
1.4 Family economic status
2. What is the consequences of being a fixers in terms of :
2.2 Security of family
3. How effective is the law that create to prevent the fixers system
4. What are the reasons why those people used fixers
5. What are the solutions to prevent fixers
6. What are the ways to prevent those people who used fixers scheme
Review and Related Literature
The review of the literature for this study focuses on what are the fixers’ scheme, and other consequences of being fixers. The research is all about of the causes and effects as well as the solution to prevent fixers’ scheme and also the relation between the fixers and the bureaucratic system.
The underground occupation of corruption is through "fixing" and discover The motivations, attitudes, worldview, techniques and even jargon of "fixers.”
The deeper we penetrate through the topsoil of corruption, the better we can arrive at remedies that not only suit our formal and legal structures but also take Into account our culture and social condition, remedies that not only to palliate The symptoms but uproot the malady of corruption.
It is a problem from top to bottom of the society is it in the private sector but is most noticeable in the government being the regulatory body of all transactions. Manila bulletin post about The Ombudsman (Tanodbayan) of the Philippines, which independently monitors the bureaucracy and three branches of government – Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary – marks its 26th Anniversary on May 12, 2014, with renewed “passion” in enforcing accountability in public...
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