Philippines Tops Latest PERC survey

March 14, 2007 at 10:53 am 2 comments

Good news? Not in any way.

PERC or Political Economy Reserch Center is a Hong Kong- Based research company.They conduct yearly surveys to assess the corruption in the Asian nations. In its latest survey, the Philippines was hailed the most corrupt nation in Asia.

How did PERC conduct the survey?

PERC representatives gather data from the media and ask them questions. They ask them to rate the country in a scale of 0-10; 0 being the highest and 10 being the lowest. The Philippines got a rating of about 9.73 making us the most corrupt nation in Asia

How did the government react to it?

According to the palace, the PERC- conducted survey is not very reliable. They pointed out that in China and Vietnam, the media can only broadcast limited information. The government controls the flow of the news so the people in their country do not know what is really happening in their government.

They maybe correct but don’t you think it’s a wake up call for our government? We all know that corruption is rampant in our country. We have to stop corruption before it eats up the funds of our country– funds which are supposed to be used to improve the quality of education in our country; funds which are supposed to be used to create more jobs for our people.

What can we do about it?

Prevention is better than cure. Don’t let the number of corrupt officials increase in number. Let us start by choosing the right leaders, the right servants. This will not ensure the eradication of corruption for there are still appointed officials, but this will give us hope.

The bigger challenge is still on the government. The Philippines is now in the spotlight and the audience is the whole world. We need to redeem ourselves and prove them that we can do something about it. There are more corrupt countries than the Philippines but we should not wait until we get on top of the world’s list of corrupt countries.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sir Martin  |  March 14, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Good work, Criselle!

    I like the more refreshing layout too. Nice choice!

    You are truly a good writer and an upcoming fantastic thinker. Keep this up. I have always appreciated having you around as a student and I look forward to working with you in the future.

    Keep striving, Criselle! You’re already a shining star as far as I’m concerned.

  • 2. cornelio estillore  |  December 21, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Nice, a very impressive work, keep this kind of blog and continue your political observant. I believe that in this kind redress would somehow stir other people from thier political amorality, the people is the sovereign and not the thier chosen representatives.

    And I have to point out, to make your work more credible put a link to the issue, i.e., to the PERC which details the exact statistical figure of thier research.

    Keep it up…

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I am Criselle David, a second year student of Philippine Science High School and this is my Social Science project. I will be updating this blog for a week about the views of different people from various walks of life. Add to Technorati Favorites

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