AQUINO ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN CALLED INEFFECTIVE BASED
ON TI SURVEY
CAGAYAN DE ORO, DECEMBER 13, 2010 (CBCP NEWS) The
Aquino administration’s fight against corruption has been found ineffective especially since most Filipinos said that
the most corrupt institutions are political parties and the Philippine National Police (PNP). [See note
below in red]
The 2010 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB), which was released by Transparency International (TI), showed that
48 percent of respondents in the Philippines said that the government was ineffective in its anti-corruption campaign.
Twenty-eight (28) percent of the respondents also said the government was effective; while 24 percent said it was
neither ineffective nor effective.
The 2010 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) survey, which was conducted from June 21 to July 7, 2010, [NOTE:
President Aquino was inaugurated June 30 while the survey was underway, thus it could not have rated his administration] ranked
political parties and the PNP as the No. 1 most corrupt institutions in the Philippines, with an average score of 3.6 each.
The Philippine legislature and public officials/public servants shared second place in the most corrupt Philippine
institutions, with 3.5 points each. The third placer is the judiciary, with a score of 3.1.
Institutions which got a score lower than 3 were the military and private sector with a score of 2.9; education
system, 2.7; non-government organizations, 2.4; media, 2; and religious bodies, 1.9.
The GCB asked the respondents to give a score of from 1 to 5, 1for not corrupt at all while 5 for extremely corrupt,
to 11 institutions—political parties, police, legislature, public officials/civil servants, judiciary, military, private
sector, education system, nongovernment organizations, media and religious bodies. The scores were then averaged
and the highest averages were deemed the most corrupt institutions.
The GCB survey also showed that 69 percent of those surveyed or 1,000 respondents said that corruption increased
in the past three years. Twenty-five (25) percent of those surveyed said corruption levels have remained
the same while 6 percent said corruption decreased in the past three years. The GCB survey also showed
that about 16 percent of those surveyed admitted that they paid a bribe to any public services providers in the past 12 months.
The 2010 GCB examined bribery when people had contact with customs, education, the judiciary, land-related services,
medical services, the police, registry and permit services, tax authorities and utilities...