"Graft And Corruption In The Philippines" Essays and Research Papers

  • Graft And Corruption In The Philippines

    Completely Non-corrupt Philippines: Is it even possible? To my dear audience, fellow students, classmates, teachers, and other concerned citizens, a pleasant day to each and every one! Today, I would like to convince all the Filipinos that corruption can still be eradicated from our beloved country. The Republic of the Philippines suffers a widespread corruption including the graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism and patronage. In the early 1960s, the Philippines was an economic power...

    Bribery, Corruption, Corruption Perceptions Index 932  Words | 3  Pages

  • Curbing Graft and Corruption

    Curbing Graft and Corruption A DBM Job That Goes Beyond Budgeting Itself By: John E. Lansangan Department of Budget and Management With the financial crisis slowly creeping out itself from the Asian economic landscape, many countries in Asia have realized how crucial the policy and structural reforms that they laid down in the past two decades were. Many weaknesses were exposed ranging from governmental to economic, financial to political, and social to moral. One area that has been...

    Budget, Budgets, Economics 1194  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Teacher: Corruption in the Philippines

    Corruption in the Philippiness In the early 1960s, the Philippines was an economic power. In fact, during the era, the archipelago nation boasted one of the largest economies in Asia, behind only Japan. Today, while it remains an important part of Asean and the world community at large, it's safe to say that those glory days are long over. When most outsiders think of the Philippines today, it is political instability, economic struggle, crime and corruption that often come to mind. hen...

    Bribery, Corruption, Filipino people 1136  Words | 4  Pages

  • Corruption as a Political Challenge in Philippines

    CORRUPTION AS A POLITICAL CHALLENGE IN PHILIPPINES By Romil Jagunap I. INTRODUCTION Philippines held its 15th presidential election last May 10, 2010. The obvious winner of the said election was Mr. Benigno “Noynoy” Aguino III. He won by landslide garnering 42% from more than 36 million total votes. Noynoy won the heart of the Filipino people during the May 2010 election thru his campaign on clean government and on his fight to eradicate corruption to drive economic growth...

    Bribery, Corruption, Economics 1209  Words | 5  Pages

  • The deal with the corruption in the Philippines

    The Deal With Corruption in the Philippines Corruption is prevalent in the Philippines. It is even something that sticks to the idea of the Philippine “Government”. According to Transparency International in their 2013 Corruption Perception Index, the Philippines ranked 94th of the 177 countries in the survey. But knowing there are 83 more countries which are said to be more corrupt than us in the said survey, it still could not lighten the fact that our government is indeed corrupt, and that...

    Bureaucracy, Corruption, Democracy 884  Words | 3  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    Graft and corruption are like deep wounds that permeate every society. It happens everywhere. Unfortunately, the Philippines has emerged as one of the most corrupt countries not only in Asia but also in the whole world. Why is this so? Is corruption a part of our culture? Or is it only committed out of sheer necessity? In my opinion, graft and corruption is already a part of Filipino culture. It is not something new. In other countries, particularly developed countries, graft and corruption also...

    Bribery, Colonialism, Corruption 598  Words | 2  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    Social Graft manipulation, flattery and other corrupt practices used to secure unmerited advantages or gains in social or business politics.If you lived with her you'd know she's enraged all the time. But as an expert at social graft, she's all smiles and platitudes to the outside world. Corruption In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government...

    Bribery, Corruption, Fraud 426  Words | 2  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    A. INTRODUCTION In 1988, graft and corruption in the Philippines was considered as the "biggest problem of all" by Jaime Cardinal Sin, the Archbishop of Manila. Then President Corazon C. Aquino likewise despaired that corruption has returned. In 1989, public perception was that "corrupt government officials are greater threat to the country" than the communist guerrillas. In 1992, former President Fidel V. Ramos considered graft and corruption as the third major hindrance towards attaining his development...

    Bribery, Corazon Aquino, Office 3523  Words | 10  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    GRAFT AND CORRUPTION A Report On the Subject Public Personnel Management Masters in Government Management Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila August 3, 2003 DEFINITION GRAFT AND CORRUPTION WHAT IS the exact definition of Graft and Corruption? GRAFT - is the acquisition of gain or advantage through abuse or misuse of one‘s position or influence, whether in politics, business or any other undertaking. It is an act performed by a civil servant or a group of civil servants, acting alone by himself ...

    Government, New Public Management, Official 12163  Words | 42  Pages

  • Corruption

    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...

    Bribery, Corruption, Filipino people 961  Words | 4  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE PARTICIPANTS’ PAPERS GRAFT AND CORRUPTION: THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE Nelson Nogot Moratalla* I. INTRODUCTION This paper will present a condensed report on graft and corruption in the Philippines. Information was compiled by the author from documents, articles, newspaper clippings and other data gathered from the reports and journals of the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan, two of the constitutional bodies mandated by Philippine law to investigate and act on complaints filed...

    Corazon Aquino, Joseph Estrada, Office 10469  Words | 33  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption in Military

    on the Issue of Graft and Corruption in the Philippine Military A Research Paper Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Languages College of Arts and Sciences San Beda College In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for ENG02 Bachelor of Science Major in Accountancy Rodolfo S. dela Cruz III I-FAC March 16, 2011 Abstract Graft and corruption is one of the most common obstacles to economic development. There are various forms of graft & corruption which includes bribery...

    Armed forces, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 2697  Words | 10  Pages

  • Philipines Graft and Corruption

    Submitted by: Submitted to: 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...

    Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Joseph Estrada 593  Words | 2  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    Types of Corruption Found in Local Government There are several types of political corruption that occur in local government. Some are more common than others, and some are more prevalent to local governments than to larger segments of government. Local governments may be more susceptible to corruption because interactions between private individuals and officials happen at greater levels of intimacy and with more frequency at more decentralized levels. Forms of corruption pertaining to money...

    Bribery, Corruption in local government, Fraud 393  Words | 2  Pages

  • Graft and Corruption

    Corruption and Poverty: A Review of Recent Literature Final Report Eric Chetwynd Frances Chetwynd Bertram Spector January 2003 Management Systems International 600 Water Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 USA Table of Contents Executive Summary................................................................................................................3 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................

    Corruption Perceptions Index, Economic growth, Economic inequality 8603  Words | 27  Pages

  • Corruption

    FINAL PROJECT – CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA Before we discuss about corruption in Indonesia, first we must know what corruption itself is. In a common view, corruption is misused money which causes a deficit for the country itself. But, corruption itself has a broader meaning beside that, corruption itself come from the word “corrupt” which also mean defective. A misused of power can also be a definition of corruption. Based from oxford dictionary, corrupt has a meaning of “having or showing a...

    Corruption, High school, Human rights 1676  Words | 5  Pages

  • Poverty the Philippine

    Nature of Poverty The Philippine is considered one of the richest countries in South East Asia because it is blessed with rich natural resources. Philippine rivers, lakes and seas teem with fish, shells, pearls, corals, seaweed and other forms of marine wealth. According to the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, the Philippine has a high literacy rate; but despise this. . . . Why does poverty still exist in our country? The problem of poverty in the Philippines is so complex that...

    Basic needs, Bless you, Developed country 485  Words | 3  Pages

  • Presidents of the Philippines

    Issues Manuel Roxas May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948 2nd President of the Senate of the Philippines (1945-1946) Senator (1945-1946) Secretary of Finance (Aug. 21. 1941 – Dec. 29, 1941) 2nd Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives (1992-1933) Member: Philippine House of Representatives (Capiz/Roxas City) (1921-1938) Governor of Capiz (1919-1921) Bell Trade Act – 800M$ rehabilitation money from US Philippine Rehabilitation Act Treaty of General Relations – PH independence, US bases. General...

    Benigno Aquino, Jr., Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos 1008  Words | 4  Pages

  • Presidents of the Philippines

    Presidents of the Philippine Republic President | Birthday | Native Land | Term of Office | AKA/ Alias | Distinction | Greatest Achievement/ Legacy | Downfall | Cause of Death | Remarks | 1. Emilio Aguinaldo | March 22, 1869 | Kawit, Cavite | January 20, 1899–April 1,1901 | Heneral Miong | * He was the youngest (at age 28) to have become the country's preside * The longest-lived former president (having survived to age 94) | * Gained the freedom of the Philippines from the Spaniards...

    1966, 1967, 1975 1408  Words | 4  Pages

  • Corruption

    include: blackmailing, bribery, intimidation or physical violence. I believe election in the Philippines is dirty maraming patayang nagaganap san mang sulok ng bansa hence we can be able to vanish this kind of impression in simply be active and have an honest election which shall begin in our self. Philippine election actually counting or tally the votes. Whoever have the most votes win! The Philippines is a democratic country so those who want to serve the government had to be elected by a Filipino...

    Election, Elections, General election 1569  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mutiny in the Philippines

    Alpha Nourah P. Cadiang IV-A1 Reaction Paper Mutiny is a sign of deeper political tension in a country. In the Philippines, three famous military mutiny have occurred since year 2003; the Oakwood Mutiny, the Marines stand-off and the Manila Peninsula siege. The Oakwood mutiny occurred in the Philippines on July 27, 2003. More than 300 junior officers and enlisted men who called themselves "Bagong Katipuneros" led by Navy Ltsg. Antonio Trillanes IV, Army Capt. Gerardo Gambala, Army Capt...

    Antonio Trillanes IV, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 908  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philippine Constitution

    The Provisional Government of 1986 and the Fifth Republic Corazon C. Aquino was inducted into office on February 25, 1986 as President of the Philippines, replacing Ferdinand E. Marcos. On March 25 of the same year, President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 3 ushering in a provisional government which was revolutionary in nature. Proclamation No. 3 provided for a provisional Constitution, also known as the Freedom Constitution, which was in substance the 1973 Constitution. ...

    Articles of Confederation, Corazon Aquino, Federal government of the United States 1607  Words | 5  Pages

  • World and Philippine Problems

    economic downturns. 5 SOCIAL ISSUES OF THE PHILIPPINES Corruption The Republic of the Philippines suffers from widespread corruption. Means of corruption include graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism, and patronage. This is one of the biggest social problems of the country. Poverty Poverty is still the most critical social problem that needs to be addressed.  The government planned to eliminate poverty as mentioned in the Philippines Development Plan (PDP). The PDP for the...

    Global warming, International Monetary Fund, International trade 558  Words | 3  Pages

  • philippine history

    The history of the Philippines can be divided into four distinct phases: the pre-Spanish period (before 1521); the Spanish period (1521-1898); the American period (1898-1946); and the post-independence period (1946-present). Pre-Spanish Period The first people in the Philippines, the Negritos, are believed to have come to the islands 30,000 years ago from Borneo and Sumatra, making their way across then-existing land bridges. According to popular belief, Malays subsequently came from the south...

    Benigno Aquino, Jr., Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos 1766  Words | 6  Pages

  • Effects of Corruption in the Military

    The Effects of Military Corruption (an Opinion by Emil Jurado Published at the Manila Standard, February 9, 2011) A Reaction Paper Submitted by RAQUEL G. DE LEON A Reaction Paper on “Effects of Corruption in the Military” It is surprising to hear from the news nowadays that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tops the list of the country’s most corrupt organizations. It seems like gone were the days when the Philippine National Police (PNP) hugs the limelight as the most...

    Armed forces, Filipino people, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 1499  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philippine Corruption

    The Philippines is a rich country, with bountiful land, water and human resources. But the Pilipino people are poor and groveling in poverty, working, if possible, in great hardship, raising their families in misery, sleeping in squalor and suffering state police oppression.  The elite of these murderous police were trained by the CIA. For centuries, the social wealth created by the Pilipino toiling people has been unjustly appropriated, first by foreign colonizers and then by foreign capital and...

    Bribery, Corruption, Filipino language 434  Words | 2  Pages

  • Fixing Poverty in the Philippines: Mission Impossible

    Fixing Poverty in the Philippines: Mission Impossible An argumentative essay presented to Dr. Marianne Jennifer M. Gaerlan Department of English and Applied Linguistics De La Salle University In partial fulfillment of the requirements for ENGLCOM Term 1, AY 2013-2014 By: Chermela Coleen S. Tiongson C44 September 6, 2013 The Philippines has the second highest poverty incidence at 40%, in Southeast Asia, following East Timor which has 55% (Aldaba, 2005). Also according to Aldaba...

    Overseas Filipino, Philippines, Population growth 1896  Words | 5  Pages

  • Spanish , American and Japanese Era in the Philippines

    Philippine History During the Japanese Occupation On December 8, 1941, the Japanese invades the Philippines hours after bombing Pear Harbor in Hawaii. While the forces of Gen. Douglas MacArthur retreated to Bataan, the Commonwealth government of President Quezon moved to Corregidor Island. Manila was declared an open city to prevent further destruction. After the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942 and Corregidor, In March 1942, MacArthur & Quezon fled the country and by invitation of President Roosevelt...

    Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 1254  Words | 4  Pages

  • Corruption

    Political Corruption: Causes, Effects and Remedies Introduction Corruption is like a parasite1; that resides in the body and feeds from the essential nutrients being given to the being. This parasite is growing at a rapid pace and is feeding on individuals and on society. There will come a time where in this parasite may grow into such a giant that living itself may become a challenge. It is surely beckoning our country India and we need to address this problem. At present there are only a few who...

    Bangalore, Bribery, Corruption 2532  Words | 6  Pages

  • Political Corruption and Nepotism

    Paper on Goverrnment Nepotism in the Philippines” Abstract This paper was made to dercribe how nepotism affects the lives of others particularly in the Republic of the Philippines and to call attention to whom might be able to address issues with regards to nepotism. The author hopes that this paper would serve as a usefull infomation to the readers as the paper named few issues affecting the current political situation of the government of the Philippines. Also, some aspects are viewed as to...

    Corazon Aquino, Democracy, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 1500  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Comparison on Philippine and Indonesian Educational Systems

    individual and the society at large. However, in two ASEAN nations, there still seems to be some shortcomings in the education sector. There are three issues in the education system of both Indonesia and Philippines that will be discussed and compared: quality, affordability of education, and budget. Philippines has revised its educational system only recently, making the compulsory years of education twelve instead of ten. With this change is the adjustment of the curriculum. All subjects under all the...

    ASEAN, Education, High school 695  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corruption

    Corruption in India Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone who depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption...

    Bribery, Bureaucracy, Corruption 812  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philippine Development Administration

    etc. As a guide in planning the country’s national development, The Philippine Development Plan was formulated in accordance with the Constitutional provision of Section 9, Article VII, directing the Government’s economic and planning agency to implement a continuing integrated and coordinated programs and policies for national development. NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) as the coordinator of the Philippine Development Plan is tasked to formulate development plans and ensure...

    Corazon Aquino, Human Development Index, Infrastructure 1791  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corruption

    Introduction Corruption is a disease, a cancer that eats into the cultural, political and economic fabric of society, and destroys the functioning of vital organs. In the words of Transparency International, “Corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world.” It undermines good government, fundamentally distorts public policy, leads to the misallocation of resources, harms the private sector and private sector development and particularly hurts the poor. Corruption also defined...

    Corruption, Economic growth, Economic inequality 759  Words | 3  Pages

  • CORRUPTION

    MAKE MY COUNTRY CORRUPTION FREE BY DOING ........ The cancer of corruption has afflicted each and every domain of our lives. It stems from the desire to make fast and easy buck. What others earn in their life-time,I will earn within a year. Too many government rules and regulations, wide powers given to bureaucracy and authority excercised on administration by political leaders can be attributed as main sources of corruption in our country. At present India ranks 94th in corruption index in the world...

    Bribery, Corruption, Government 1568  Words | 8  Pages

  • History of the Philippines

    make it easier for you to master, always remember why Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was on the 5-peso bill (which is not used anymore, instead his head-profile is on the 5-peso coin) bearing the Philippine flag at the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, it’s because he was the first president of the Philippines First Republic (a.k.a. Malolos Republic). Contributions and Achievements of Emilio Aguinaldo: * first president * youngest president – he became the country’s leader at age 28 ...

    Benigno Aquino, Jr., Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos 2103  Words | 7  Pages

  • corruption

    Corruption in any form is treated as an incurable disease, a cause of many social and economical evils in the society and it damages the moral and ethical fibres of the civilization. Indisputably, it is correct that corruption breeds many evils in the society and once corruption starts taking place, slowly and gradually whole country passes through its net and it becomes after sometime an incurable disease. From the point of view of economic growth, there seems to be no clear cut correlation between...

    Corruption, Decision making, Economic growth 979  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corruption

    Corruption is, indeed, an issue of concern to those who are committed to global justice. However, it is not just a development issue. Corruption occurs in all countries, where the mix of opportunity and inclination exists, especially in the interface between the private and public sector. Where it exists, corruption destabilises democratic government, harms trade and investment, threatens the environment and encourages the abuse of human rights. It impinges on basic social services and threatens...

    Accountability, Economics, Economy 647  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corruption: Country

    The Philippines was one of the richest countries in Asia after the recovery from the World War II. However, the growth of the economy slowed down during Marcos’ reign due to economic mismanagement and political volatility. Because of the political instability during the time of former-president Corazon Aquino, the economic activities in the Philippines decreased. A broad range of reforms designed to boost and attract foreign investment during the 1990s results into a elevation in the country’s economy...

    Economics, Economy, Economy of the Philippines 1910  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corruption

    literally means "utterly broken".[1] [edit]Different Scales Corruption can occur on many different scales. There is corruption that occurs as small favours between a small number of people (petty corruption), while there is the corruption that affects the government on a large scale (grand corruption), and corruption that is so prevalent that it is part of the every day structure of society (systemic corruption). [edit]Petty "Petty" corruption occurs at a smaller scale and occurs within established...

    Bribery, Corruption, Corruption in local government 1709  Words | 6  Pages

  • Corruption

     CORRUPTION Corruption is a feature of African, social, political and even religious life with disastrous consequences. It not only impedes economy development but also increases poverty by making a few individuals richer and many poorer. So corruption can be defined as making someone morally corrupt or becoming morally corrupt oneself. Forms of corruption Bribery-This is giving money or favors to someone who is in a position of trust, in order to prevent...

    Bribery, Corruption, Ethics 1921  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corruption

    tionSAY NO TO CORRUPTION Skeletons keep tumbling out of the cupboard of the Indian political class as corruption scandals tear apart the moral fibre of the nation. The common people knew all along that bribery, nepotism and swindling were omnipresent, but they used to suffer these cankers stoically. All that has changed lately. More and more courageous souls are coming out to take the bull by the horns. So how do the youth view the rampant corruption in the country? Why are they hesitant to join...

    Activism, Election, Elections 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • CORRUPTION

     Corruption “The Evil Phoenix” Subramanian Alias Vijay Pillay Stevens Institute of Technology Corruption “The Evil Phoenix” Corruption, a never heard fairy tale for some and a day to day life for others. It is a severe epidemic disease tough to cure. But the victims here are not just some people. It affects the entire world. Corruption is the biggest manifestation of greed and killer of the economic growth which has exponential systemic effects. It has been prevalent in the history and is...

    Bribery, Corruption, Developing country 1139  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Better Look at Corruption in the Philippines

    A Better Look At Corruption Prepared by: Marta Eugine Sanchez Abbrielle Angela Billones Billy Flores Elorraine De Luna Ma. Lizli Tao-on IV-Br1 Table of Contents: • About the Research ➢ Research Problem ➢ Purpose of the Research ➢ Research Questions • Corruption in Strong Sense ➢ Corruption by Definition ➢ Four Factors causing Corruption ➢ Different Types of Corruption ➢ Effects of Corruption ➢ Significant...

    Bribery, Corruption, Corruption in local government 2442  Words | 13  Pages

  • Corruption

    widespread corruption for many years. For 2012, China was ranked 80th out of 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking below the most of developed countries. This severe problem has become the target of public criticism. The 2002 Mainland China national survey, a part of the Asian Barometer Survey I, indicated that almost half of people view corruption in government as a common and serious problem. Then what are the determinants of corruption? According...

    China, Chinese character, Democracy 2504  Words | 7  Pages

  • Corruption

    Report No.: 23687-PH Combating Corruption in the Philippines: An Update September 30, 2001 Philippine Country Management Unit East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Document of the World Bank CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS (As of September 30, 2001) Currency Unit = Peso (P) = P51.34 $1.00 = $0.019 1 Peso FISCAL YEAR January 1- December 31 GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS Asian Development Bank ADB AusAID Australian Agency for International Development BIR Bureau of Internal Revenue Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

    2000, 2001, Corruption Perceptions Index 22253  Words | 78  Pages

  • Presidents of the Philippine Republic

    “ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE PHILIPPINES” This list starts from the ratification of the Philippine Constitution in the First Republic ─ after the independence of the country in 1898. Thus, this list starts from the ratification of 1899 Constitution where Emilio Aguinaldo was the President of the Republic of the Philippines. The dates followed by their names are the dates of their terms: Presidents of the Philippines from Past to Present: 1. General Emilio Aguinaldo (January...

    Corazon Aquino, Emilio Aguinaldo, Ferdinand Marcos 1260  Words | 5  Pages

  • CORRUPTION

    unemployment, poverty, and poor public services has tremendously increased. Secondly they seem to have no solid evidence on how to measure the cost and benefits of an anticorruption agency. Although, they do not have a precise reliable measurement of corruption the institutions are created essentially because of public pressure and their obligation to anticorruption. In the anticorruption domain Eastern Europe has sustained a useful laboratory for over twenty years. In this spectrum there are two different...

    Agency, Eastern Europe, Government 1000  Words | 2  Pages

  • Corruption and Neoliberalism in the Philippines

    factional rebel sieges, and most recently, record breaking typhoons, the Philippines is doing surprisingly well for itself. In fact, The Economist Intelligence Unit reports that though the wreckage caused by last week’s Supertyphoon Haiyan will likely slow GDP somewhat, economic damage will not be significant, the Eastern Visayas region accounting for only two per cent of the country’s GDP. Economically, at least, the Philippines has had a good year: the first half of 2013 saw GDP growth at 7.3 percent...

    Economic growth, Economy, Macroeconomics 2915  Words | 9  Pages

  • graft and corruption among selected public officials in mindanao

    Graft and Corruption Practices Among Selected Public Officials in Mindanao, Southern Philippines Amer Husain L. Laut, Abdul Azis G. Mariano, Fay Elaine B. Ontolan Dr. Nimfa L. Baracamonte, Prof. Christian T.N. Aguado and Dr. Sulpecia L. Ponce MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City, Philippines; Email: april27_sol@yahoo.com ABSTRACT . This study aims to examine the graft and corruption practices among selected public officials in southern Philippines. The study is qualitative in nature...

    Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, Municipality 7482  Words | 17  Pages

  • The Philippines

    Demographics The national population of the Philippines is approximately ninety million people. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino, which is also called Tagalog. English is also spoken and understood throughout the country. English is the language for commercial and legal transactions. The Philippines is the third largest English-speaking country in the world. The major religion of the Philippines is Roman Catholicism. The Philippines is divided into three different geographical...

    Filipino language, Filipino people, Jollibee 1057  Words | 4  Pages

  • PHILIPPINES

    BACKGROUND Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of the Philippines, contributing 5.9% to the Philippine GDP in 2011. The country's rich biodiversity is the main tourist attraction of the Philippines. Its beaches, mountains, rainforests, islands and diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations. The country's rich historical and cultural heritage is also one of the attractions of the Philippines. The Philippine tourism industry flourished in the 1970s and early 1980s but...

    Congress of the Philippines, Constitution of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino 985  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corruption

    in or am I going out?' " he said. "For a family with kids, maybe one is in and one goes back." That's not counting the drama and corruption that consumed Ellis Island and the immigrants who advanced to New York for a time. Some of those conflicts are reflected in the mystery plot, which features the island's superintendent confronting both political corruption and an unusual murder case involving a young Irish woman. Despite the emphasis on historical time and place, the elements of their...

    Drama, Jersey City, New Jersey, Liberty Island 751  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reaction to the Book: Corruption in the Philippines: an Update

    and positive developments related to the fight against corruption in the Philippines. It is however stressed out in the book that “It is not an analytical piece that assesses progress on anticorruption activities but rather a review of such activities in the Philippines during 2000-2001.” The current president obviously when this report took place was Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. According also to the book the war against corruption in the Philippines has taken a fresh turn with her and the subsequent installation...

    Corazon Aquino, EDSA Revolution of 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 537  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philippines

    Philippines * Known by many names in song and story. * Before Magellan’s arrival, Chinese traders called it “Mai” meaning “Land of Barbarians”. Pearl of the Orient Seas * The names which modern writers give. * The most romantic name of our country. * One of the beautiful land in the Far East. Philippines * Northernmost point: Y’Ami Isle 78 miles from Taiwan * Southernmost tip: Salvage Isle 34 miles from Borneo Philippines * An archipelago of 7, 107 islands. 2...

    Filipino language, Luzon, Manila 724  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philippine History

    A Brief History of the Philippines from a Filipino Perspective Pre-Colonial Period The oldest human fossil remains are found in Palawan, on the western fringe of the archipelago. These remains are about 30,000 years old, suggesting that the first human migrations to the islands took palce during the last Ice Age, when land bridiges connected the archipelago to mainland Asia and Borneo. The islands were eventually inhabited by different groups that developed domestic trade linkages. The archaelogical...

    Benigno Aquino, Jr., Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos 1548  Words | 5  Pages

  • Greatest Contribution of the Third Republic of the Philippine Presidents

    Greatest Contribution of The third Republic of the Philippine Presidents Manuel A. Roxas First presidentf the Republic of the Philippines. A lawyer, he began his political career in 1917. An advocate for Philippine independence from the U.S., he was a member of the convention that drew up a constitution under the revised Philippine Independence and Commonwealth Act (Tydings-McDuffie Act; 1934). He collaborated with the pro-Japanese administration during World War II but was defended in postwar...

    Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 818  Words | 3  Pages

  • Country Governance Assesment Philippines by: Asian Development Bank 2005

    MPA INSTRUCTOR ANDY CHRISTIAN C. LAURITO STUDENT COUNTRY GOVERNANCE ASSESMENT PHILIPPINES By: ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 2005 “Country Governance Assessment Philippines” by the Asian Development Bank (ADB, March 2005: 10-151) is committed in supporting the reform agenda for improving governance in the Philippines through this evaluation. Governance is broadly defined as the sound exercise of political, economic, and administrative authority to...

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  • 15 Philippine Presidents

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