Ang, Ann Bernice L.Ms. Amanah Fatima Villapando
Malang, Dawn Isabella E.
Mendoza, Mae Anne Nicole B.
Philippines Graft and Corruption
The headache that graft and corruption is causing right now had already been a decade. It’s horrible images and features are already overpowering the constancy of our country’s economic growth. Bribery, cronyism, favoritism, kickbacks and vote buying? These deeds symbolize selfishness and dark power that we want to attain just for ourselves. The purpose of this research is to determine why did this stench start? How can this be ended? What will be the effects to the society? Our research’s main objective is to answer all these questions and to persuade the readers that this is not only choice for the want of power, comfort and money. In this research, the evidences that will be cited here will surely be our proven sources.
First, the Marcos regime which has been describe as a government portrayed by out of control greed and corruption, factually “ruled by thieves”. The misuse of public money for private gain by the Marcos regime has been a very extravagant challenge to national development in our country, Philippines. As said by the Deputy Presidential Spokesman Gary Olivar (2008) he explicates corruption as “an old, old, problem in our culture and not just institutions, which extends to our political and civic lives”. It only explains that each individual in our country are sick of the government’s management.
Second is the period in office of former President Joseph Estrada. Back in October 2001, Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, a previous friend and close partner of the former president, open up that the former president generally accepted approximately P500 million from cutout taxes and jueteng kickbacks from Ilocos region. Dishonesty for personal gain lays the blame on in opposition to the former president which leads him into impeachment. A comment from Peter...