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Philippine Corruption Is Still As Bad as It Was Six Years Ago

The country's score on the Corruption Perceptions Index is way below the world's average

While the Philippines improved its standing on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), moving to 99th from 111th in the previous period, it does not mean our government has become a more honest one.With a score of 36 in 2018, the Philippines ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 01, 2019 08:00:00
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The Philippines is One of the "Worst Regional Offenders" on the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index

We're now 111th in 180 nations in the Corruption Perceptions Index

After falling 18 places on the international Rule of Law Index, the Philippines has slipped 10 places on the world Corruption Perceptions Index, too. After placing 95th in 2015, then 101st in 2016, the country is now 111th out of 180 nations.Published ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for Esquiremag.ph  | February 28, 2018 12:00:00
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Aquino admin failed to fight corruption in 2016 ”" SWS business survey

The former president gets low anti-corruption marks, but satisfactory in promoting business

 A business survey that had rated the previous Aquino administration with high marks in the fight against corruption noted a drop in the past administration’s efforts this year.Businessmen who participated in the Social Weather Station‘s recent 2016 Survey of Enterprises on Corruption ...

by Joseph Nacino  | October 07, 2016 05:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 1: Duterte buckles down to work as 16th PH president

He has a laundry list of tasks for his Cabinet members to accomplish ASAP.

The 71-year-old Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte was sworn in as the 16th president of the Philippines in a simple ceremony held at Malacañang Palace high noon, Thursday, June 30.Related: Duterte's priorities: Agriculture, education, health, MSMEsFollowing the military honors and toned down reception, Duterte ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 01, 2016 10:00:00
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Bottom line: Duterte says commodity of crisis cripples PH

Plus, housing prices up 9.2% in Q1 2016.

In case you missed these two news items over the weekend:‘Commodity crisis’The Philippines is at the mercy of Southeast Asian countries that export rice, coffee, banana, among other agricultural products, said President-elect Rodrigo “Rody’ Duterte in his freewheeling speech during his victory ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Richard Branson: ‘Screw it just do it’

The maverick entrepreneur, innovator, and founder of Virgin Group shares this nugget of wisdom and more at the 1st ANC Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

Only in the country for the second time and on a 15-hour layover, English Sir Richard Branson wowed an audience of nearly 800, mostly well-known business personalities, at the ABS-CBN News Channel’s (ANC) first “Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum” held Wednesday, May ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | May 26, 2016 05:00:00
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Officer, rebel, Senator Trillanes’ mission: The vice presidency

From staging a coup to leading investigations in the Senate, Trillanes is set to embark on a new mission to serve the government.

He braved stormy seas to rescue survivors from a ship wreck. He pulled off a coup in protest of corruption. Now he is about to embark on a whole new mission: win the vice-presidential seat.Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV caught the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 07, 2016 07:00:00
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Alan Peter Cayetano: The critic aspires for higher office

The anti-corruption advocate calls for change, but he doesn’t share the popularity of his running mate who is topping the polls.

"Fifty years na panay na lang Marcos, Cojuangco at Aquino, wala na bang iba?” (For fifty years we had Marcoses, Cojuangcos and Aquinos. Don’t we have anyone else?) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano asked in his opening speech during the first vice presidential ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 04, 2016 07:00:00
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The young, ambitious Chiz Escudero aspires for corruption-free government

Charm and eloquence combined, plus his staunch stand against corruption boost the senator’s chances for the VP post. But he also has his fair share of critics.

After a storied career as one of the youngest elected representatives at 28 and serving two terms in the senate, Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero is now vying for the second highest seat in the land. “I don't have the same pedigree of Quezon, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 26, 2016 08:00:00
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Start a business in 3 days, 3 steps, PH gov’t promises

The National Competitiveness Council is also aggressive to get rid of irrelevant processes to ease setting up business in the country.

MANILA, Philippines – Setting up a business is about to get easier as the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) launched its streamlining efforts for such—a bid to rank higher at next year’s World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report.One of the highlights of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 21, 2016 06:00:00
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Do you feel guilty when your boss asks you to do something wrong?

Study says you aren't, probably the reason why corruption is prevalent at work.

In the early 1960s, Stanley Milgram published one of the most famous (and depressing) experiments of the 20th century. In it, he found that the vast majority of participants were willing to inflict physical pain, via electric shock, on strangers when instructed ...

by Laura Entis  | April 01, 2016 05:00:00
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Third time's a charm for Miriam Defensor Santiago?

The candidate has a stellar public service record. Now a social media darling, will she win this time, despite the health issues hounding her?

The presidential aspirant with the longest tenure in the government among the presidentiables, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is running for the highest office in the land for the third time.“Do you want a clean government? Do you want a courageous government? Do you ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 15, 2016 07:00:00
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