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PHILIPPINES: Corruption Worsens

Corruption worsened in the Philippine government in 2019 as it ranked 113th out of 180 countries studied on their perceived political integrity.

Transparency International, a nonprofit watchdog monitoring the status of global corruption in the public sector, issued the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2019 showing that the Philippines dropped 14 notches from 99th in year 2018.

New Zealand and Denmark topped the corruption index, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland. The bottom countries are Somalia, South Sudan and Syria.

“Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems,” said Transparency International chair Delia Ferreira Rubio.  


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