Lontoc, Arvin Karol U.
A#1 (“Parliamentarian of the street”)
Question: Give or cite five (5) political and economic problems encountered by the Philippines today. Discuss briefly but substantially one problem, and point out the cause of it and cite the reasons for the need to formulate a new vision for the Philippine politics and the governance of the country.
Poverty, unemployment, graft and corruption, housing and poor educational system are some political and economic problems encountered by the Philippines. Graft and corruption are the charges that are typically levelled at highly-placed government officials, who are able to use public funds to improve their own fortunes due to increased access, influence, knowledge or power that comes with an elevated position. Graft and corruption is a grave political problem in the Philippines. The reason why corruption occurs in the Philippines is that many officials want to get rich in a very simple way. They get the money allotted for the improvement of the country. When this occurs, the Philippines treasury will lose the money that can be used for the improvement of the country, and then, the Philippines will borrow money from other countries to meet the needs.
There are many reasons for the need to formulate a new vision for Philippine politics and the governance of the country such as better living for the Filipino people, equality in terms of distribution of wealth and to provide more job opportunities in the country.
Ref: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Cause_and_effect_of_corruption_in_the_Philippines http://www.ehow.com/about_6635615_meaning-graft-corruption_.html
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