The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
is a 60-year-old management organization whose 749 members (as of 3 February 2011) represent a cross-section of CEOs, COOs
and other top management practitioners from the largest local and multinational companies operating in the Philippines. MAP
also counts some top management educators and government officials as its members.
MAP’s mission is to promote
management excellence through sharing of best management practices; educational activities that enhance the knowledge and
skills of management practitioners and educators nationwide through learning forums and discussions; training and development
programs that produce professional managers; networking and building alliances among its members for exploring and sharing
business opportunities; and advocacy for reforms that help shape a brighter future for the Philippines.
25 February 2011
MAP urges speed, intensity in anti-smuggling
MAP Statement on Smuggling
The MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (MAP) commends the Department of Finance (DOF) for the
anti-corruption steps it has already taken and for enhancing the capability of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to step up counter-corruption
initiatives to address rampant smuggling of many products like oil and motor vehicles.
A smuggling-free Philippines
will not only improve the country’s standing in the world competitiveness ranking but will also address the revenue
gap and provide much needed funds for education, health and infrastructure.Smuggling
of petroleum products alone is conservatively estimated to result in a revenue loss of at least P30 billion per year.
We therefore encourage the DOF and the BOC to aggressively pursue their efforts with maximum speed and
intensity as plugging this continuing plunder would go a long way in addressing the country’s fiscal problems.
We encourage the DOF to do the following:
1.Aggressively pursue its campaign to prosecute, convict and jail major tax evaders and smugglers.
come out with results of all pending investigations and audit.
3.Immediately file cases as soon as there are findings of tax evasion, smuggling and corruption.
4.Continue filing cases against those who violate the laws as part of its Revenue Integrity
Protection Service (RIPS).
5.Observe transparency in giving tax amnesty for those importers who voluntarily approach BOC
for their undervalued products by publishing clear tax amnesty guidelines that are approved by Congress.
6.Speedily conduct an audit on the value of products declared by the importers and the tax
payments to ensure that government always collects the right taxes and duties.
7.Improve and strengthen the import accreditation process so that those who actually do not
pay the right taxes and those with pending cases will no longer be able to import any
8.Establish a single efficient point of contact that will enable importers to track electronically
where their documents or cargoes are.
9.Immediately release audit findings to be able to collect the right taxes.
We wish the DOF huge success in bringing the country’s tax effort to at least 18% of GDP, and
the revenue effort to more than 22% of GDP, to enable the government to continue investing in the infrastructure for commerce
and social services.
We encourage the President to certify as urgent the pending bills on anti-smuggling in Congress in line
with his “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” battlecry.
We strongly urge the business community, especially the members of MAP, to sign the Integrity Pledge
and to lead by example in the fight against corruption by managing their businesses ethically and with integrity, paying the
right taxes, taking care of their stakeholders and the environment, and not tolerating bribery.
2 February 2011
MAP Statement on Corruption in the AFP
We, in the MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (MAP), are appalled by the alleged massive corruption in the Armed
Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The plunder case against former AFP Comptroller, retired Maj. Gen. Carlos F. Garcia, which resulted in an anomalous
plea bargain agreement; the shocking testimonies of former Commission on Audit (COA) Auditor Heidi Mendoza; the disgusting
revelations of former AFP Budget Officer, retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa; and the alleged involvement of top AFP officials
in illegal and immoral multi-million peso perks that they and their families enjoy are significant corruption cases that erode
the confidence of the people in the AFP and put into question the moral fiber of the AFP leadership.
Corruption in public service in general, and the AFP in particular, is anti-poor and is blatantly opposed to the “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” battlecry of President Benigno C.
Aquino III. The public money that went to private pockets of AFP officials and their families could have been used to
enhance AFP’s capacity to fight insurgency, fund its modernization program and improve the lot of the Filipino soldier.
We urge other government officials to join Ms. Mendoza and Col. Rabusa in bringing to light the anomalous activities
in the AFP and in other public offices.
We encourage Congress to immediately enact the Freedom of Information Law which will give the access to information
heretofore hidden from public scrutiny.
We urge the government to provide the necessary protection to truth-tellers like Ms. Mendoza and whistle-blowers like
We call on President Aquino to immediately create an independent body that will investigate and recommend
solutions to the corruption practices at the AFP, and to send a strong message that corruption will not be tolerated in his
We strongly request the President to act with speed and use the full force of the law against all involved
in these anomalies.
We, in the MAP, can only hope that something good will come out of all of these shocking revelations,
something that will assist all of us in “MAPping a Culture of Integrity.”
The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men and women to do nothing.
STATEMENT OF THE WEEK”
Based on present available
data, it has been predicted that if Metro Manila is hit by a severe earthquake, a large percentage of buildings and structures
will be destroyed and there will be large human and material losses.
MAP recommends, among other things:
the Building Code, the Structural Code and other codes to make them more relevant to the times, and strictly enforce them
Architect Felino Palafox, President
of MAP for 2011
AS A RESULT OF MAP'S STATEMENT
AFP ready to hold dialogue with businessmen By Alexis Romero - The
Philippine Star - February 04, 2011
The military assured businessmen yesterday that checks and balances have been put in place to ensure
transparency and accountability in the management of finances of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Jose Mabanta Jr. said they are ready to hold a dialogue with business
groups to discuss allegations of corruption involving retired military officers and the reforms implemented to improve the
management of the military’s finances.
“The AFP would like to give its assurance to the members of the business sector that this
alleged misuse of funds in the military... which transpired many years back is not something to be worried about,” he
Mabanta said the military has improved the handling of finances.
“With the continuous reforms being undertaken in the military establishment, since then, the
AFP has greatly improved in its financial management with better checks and balances,” he said.
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has urged President Aquino to create an independent
body to probe the allegations of corruption the military.
Aquino should use the full force of the law to punish all those involved in the irregularities,
MAP said the revelations of former military budget officer George Rabusa about alleged misuse of
military funds threaten to erode public confidence in the Armed Forces.
“We, in the MAP, can only hope that
something good will come out of all of these shocking revelations, something that will assist all of us in mapping a culture
of integrity,” MAP said.
Last week, Rabusa told a Senate hearing that former Armed Forces chief Angelo Reyes got P50 million
in “pabaon” or sendoff money when he retired in 2001.
The cash gift was on top of a monthly P5 million “personal fund,” he added.
The “sendoff money” reportedly came from the Provisions for Command Directed Activities
readily available to the Armed Forces chief.
Rabusa also said that former military chiefs Diomedio Villanueva and Roy Cimatu got P10 million
each as a “welcome gift” when they assumed office.
The major services and various AFP offices were used as “clearing houses” to enable
key officials to avail of hefty bonuses, he added.
Rabusa said top military officials are drawing P40 million monthly from the budgets of the Army,
Air Force, and Navy.
Reyes may have collected about P100 million during his 20-month stint as chief of staff, he added.
Rabusa served as senior military aide to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
More corruption allegations against the AFP floated last Tuesday after former state auditor Heidi
Mendoza told the House of Representatives that some P270 million of military funds representing reimbursements from the United
Nations were missing.
The Department of National Defense has formed a committee to probe the supposed excessive perks
given to the military brass. The committee is scheduled to hold a pre-investigation conference today.
URGES STRONGER ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES
ON SMUGGLINGto improve the country’s competitiveness ranking and address revenue gaps
MAP said the government should
be more aggressive in its stance against smuggling, and should intensify its program combating plunder to address the country’s
"A smuggling-free Philippines
will not only improve the country’s standing in the world competitiveness ranking, but will also address the revenue
gap and provide much needed funds for education, health and infrastructure," it said.
The group said bringing the country’s
tax effort to at least 18% of the country’s economic output or its gross domestic product (GDP) together with increasing
the government’s revenue effort to more than 22% of the GDP will enable more public infrastructure investments for commerce
and social services.
Smuggling of petroleum products
is estimated to contribute to a revenue loss of at least P30 billion annually, the MAP noted.
The MAP specific recommendations
for government are as follows:
>>> Aggressively pursue its campaign to prosecute, convict and jail major
tax evaders and smugglers.
>>> Quicklycome out with results of
all pending investigations and audit.
>>> Immediately file cases as soon as there are findings of tax evasion, smuggling andcorruption.
cases against those who violate the laws as part of its Revenue Integrity Protection Service.
>>> Observe transparency in giving
tax amnesty to importers who voluntarily approach the BOC for their undervalued products by publishing clear tax amnesty guidelines
approved by Congress.
>>> Speedily conduct an audit of the
value of products declared by importers and their tax payments to ensure government always collects the right taxes and duties.
>>> Improve and strengthen the import
accreditation process so that those who actually do not pay the right taxes and those with pending cases will no longer be
able to import any product.
>>> Establish a single efficient point
of contact that will enable importers to track electronically where their documents or cargoes are.
>>> Immediately release audit findings
to be able to collect the right taxes.
MAP also encourages the business
community to be part on the fight against corruption.
“MAP STATEMENT OF THE WEEK”
21 February 2011
Compensation for Board Members of GOCCs and GFIs
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) commends President Benigno S. Aquino
III for issuing EO 24 which rationalized the compensation structure for members of the Boards of Directors/Trustees of GOCCs
and GFIs guided by the principles of transparency, accountability and prudence. While the structure can be improved in the
future in terms of equity, competitiveness and scope, EO 24, as promulgated, is a good start.
The issuance of the EO reflects the sense of urgency of the Aquino administration in addressing
malgovernance practices that could be acted upon immediately. “Quick wins,” such as this, are important in the
efforts to rebuild the credibility of and confidence in our GOCCs and GFIs, many of which were taken advantage of in the past
by opportunistic directors, trustees or commissioners and such abuses directly impacted on the reputation and integrity of
said GOCCs and GFIs.
However, there is more to good corporate governance than the competitiveness or fairness
of a firm’s compensation structure, GOCCs or otherwise. By the end of this year, MAP hopes that a more comprehensive
law instituting other reforms in corporate governance can be enacted to ensure the public here and abroad that this administration
is indeed serious about reforming the corporate governance environment in this country. After all, good corporate governance
is globally acknowledged as one of the key determinants of a country’s competitiveness.
“MAP STATEMENT OF THE WEEK”
9 May 2011
Office of the Ombudsman as
We in the MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
OF THE PHILIPPINES (MAP) requests the Office of the President to appoint immediately a highly-qualified Ombudsman with proven
honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance, and with unquestionable good moral character so that
the government can finally use the Office of the Ombudsman as a management tool in eradicating corruption in government.Corruption continues to be one of the biggest impediments to economic growth
and prosperity in the country, and it has been eroding the moral fiber of the nation.
The selection of the next
Ombudsman is highly critical in regaining the independence and effectiveness of the Office of the Ombudsman in discharging
its vast powers like making public officials accountable for their actions, investigating and prosecuting erring officials
and meting out administrative penalties, and recommending policies that will eliminate government inefficiency and corruption.
With the Office of the Ombudsman
being the real protector of the people, and not of the few, P-Noy can finally transform his “Kung walang corrupt, walang
mahirap” battlecry into reality.
We urge the Judicial and
Bar Council (JBC) to bring out to the fore the background and qualifications of each candidate being considered to encourage
greater public participation in the scrutiny, evaluation and selection of the new Ombudsman.
The resignation of Ombudsman
Merceditas Gutierrez gives the government a prime opportunity to move forward with greater speed, and the resolution of the
charges can serve as a strong signal and clear example of P-Noy’s non-negotiable, anti-corruption drive.
For a more proactive anti-corruption
vehicle, we encourage the Aquino Administration to certify the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law as urgent and for Congress
to immediately enact the FOI Law which will give the access to information heretofore hidden from public scrutiny, and provide
the necessary protection for truth-tellers and whistle-blowers.
MAP Circular No. 082 - 2011 -2 May 2011
Column in BUSINESSWORLD – _26 April 2011
PCOS for ARMM Election?
A. Alcuaz, Jr.
The COMELEC Website has published only one resolution for the
the ARMM Election,.
i.e., Resolution 9144 on Voters Registration.
However, there are persistent media reports that COMELEC has already passed a resolution on automating the ARMM
election for P1 billion to P2 billion!
It is interesting that the CAC (Computer Advisory Council) had recommended that the Smartmatic machines should
not be bought. The CAC was at the time headed by CICT (Commission on Information and Communication Technologies) Chair Ray
Now it seems that the CAC, now headed by the new CICT Chair Atty. Ivan Uy, has reversed itself and recommended
the purchase of between 4,000 to 6,000 Smartmatic PCOS machines for the ARMM election.
Let us analyze this COMELEC decision.
In the 2010 national and local elections, there were 76,347 clustered precincts and COMELEC rented about 82,000
In ARMM, there were 3,379 clustered precincts! Why does the COMELEC want to buy 4,000, 5,000, or 6,000 PCOS
machines for the ARMM 2011 election?
If Chairman Brillates were not a devotee of St. Benedict, I would suspect that some people in COMELEC want to
maximize their commissions!
One story that we have heard is that COMELEC thinks that ARMM has 4,000 clustered precincts but they will buy
6,000 machines. The 2000 extra machines will be back-up!
This is absurd, 50% back-up! If the machine is that unreliable, don’t buy it!
Another justification is that COMELEC had savings of P2.1 billion from the 2010 budget. This again is shameful
Having savings is never an excuse to throw away money.
In reality, there is no need for even a single PCOS machine for the ARMM election.
The 2011 ARMM Election does not need automated precinct counting. There is a needfor electronic transmission and canvassing.
There are only three positions in each ballot and probably a total of six
to twelve candidates to tabulate votes for.
Manual counting is going to be fast enough, more transparent, and more
Something that can be done in less than an hour per 200 ballots.
In the last National and Local Elections, there were about 20 to 30 positions
to vote for and more than 200 candidates to tally. That could really take a long time to do manually.
The COMELEC’s insistence on automating the ARMM election using Smartmatic
machines should be viewed with suspicion.
Ideally, there should be a thorough analysis of the different alternatives
for automating future elections.
The purchase of 6,000 Smartmatic machines for the ARMM election is not
only a waste of money this year, it may pre-empt a wise and unbiased choice for the future.
It looks like Smartmatic and some COMELEC insiders are making sure that
they will make money in 2011 and again corner a huge contract for the 2013 national and local elections.
Where is “ kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap?”
(The article reflects the
personal opinion of the author and does not reflect the official stand of the Management Association of the Philippines.The author is President of Systems Sciences Consult, Inc. and member of the MAP National
Issues Committee. Feedback at email@example.com. For previous articles, please click
NEW Management Association of the Philippines
PRESIDENT JUN PALAFOX INAUGURAL ADDRESS:
MAPping a culture of integrity
..."As members of MAP, we must steadfastly adhere to the highest
ethical standards, good governance principles and management excellence, while courageously confronting the growing complexity
of managing businesses in an ever challenging environment.
Our core values in the MAP remind us that integrity not
only entails honor, transparency and accountability, but also completeness with all the valued components of the main theme
taken into consideration to work efficiently as a whole.
This year, we hope to address the challenges of corruption,
criminality and climate change.
Corruption, as I learned from the seminary, comes from two Latin
words “cor,” which means heart, and “rupture,” which means break. So we seem to live in a country
or society with a broken heart.
The competitiveness of our country continues to decline, preventing
us from addressing poverty, housing, public health, transportation, traffic, climate change and the environment, among others.
MAP supports the Coalition against Corruption. We also fully support
the Integrity Initiative of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Makati Business Club (MBC), the European Chamber
of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). Three-hundred plus companies have already
signed up for a pledge of the Integrity Initiative which aims to promote integrity and accountability in business. MAP members
are strongly urged to commit to ethical business practices and good governance. We should be exemplars, not the exempted.
MAP members must lead by example in the fight against corruption
by managing their business ethically and with integrity, paying the right taxes, taking care of their stakeholders and the
environment, not tolerating bribery, and not just talking about corruption but also reporting and exposing it..."
A Global View - By Beth
Day Romulo, Manila Bulletin, February 2, 2011
The Management Association of
the Philippines (MAP) inaugural meeting on January 25th, held at the Peninsula Hotel in Makati, was devoted to the subject
of developing a culture of integrity. Incoming MAP President, Felino “Jun” Palafox, the first architect to head
MAP, laid out an ambitious program for the year ahead. Viewing itself as a “Partner to Government,” MAP’s
plans focus on addressing the problems of criminality, corruption, and climate change, and the development of a culture of
integrity to replace the apathy of the past.
MAP will form a “shadow
cabinet” with a committee assigned to each department of government to assess its projects in terms of transparency,
accountability, and sensitivity to climate change. Since MAP’s 1,000 members include former Cabinet secretaries and
ambassadors, this will provide an informed oversight of government decisions. “We can ask them to come out with an analysis
of what could be done better.”
MAP also plans to launch a hotline
“Text a Crook” which individual citizens can use to report incidents of corruption. These leads will in turn be
forwarded to advocacy groups that will follow up on the complaints...
BYJESSICA ANNE D. HERMOSA,Senior Reporter, Business World
‘Shadow Cabinet’, whistle-blower hotline planned by MAP
THE MANAGEMENT Association of the Philippines (MAP) will set up a "shadow Cabinet" and
also a whistleblower hotline, among others, as it bids to take a more proactive stance in scrutinizing the government and
its policies, officials yesterday said.
MAP President Felino
A. Palafox, Jr. gestures as he speaks at a press briefing. Beside him is MAP Trade, Industry, and ICT committee head Elizabeth
H. Lee. --Photo By Jonathan L. Cellona
"We have been reacting to issues
but we want the organization to be more proactive," the MAP’s new president, Felino A. Palafox, Jr., said in a press
"We will have a shadow Cabinet
[represented by] MAP committees matched to each [government] department," Mr. Palafox said.
"We have members who are former
department secretaries and ambassadors. We can ask them to come out with a hindsight analysis on what could be done better."
The MAP also plans to launch the
"Text A Crook" campaign wherein the public can send in first-hand accounts of corruption to a hotline.
The leads can be forwarded to
advocacy groups that will pursue the complaints, Mr. Palafox said.
"The idea is for MAP to be used
to assist the government," he said.
These programs will be laid down
in line with the business group’s plans to focus on corruption, criminality and climate change this year.
"Maybe the list of problems is
longer but the board feels these are the challenges right now," Mr. Palafox said.
"You can have the best management
in the world but if you work in an environment of corruption, you cannot move forward."
On the problem of criminality,
Mr. Palafox said one way to address this would be to review the economic welfare of the police as their low incomes could
be prodding some of them to get involved in crime.
The country will also have to
prepare for the impact of climate change by building infrastructure to make cities less vulnerable to disasters, he said.
The new MAP board will also focus
on recruiting new members from small and medium enterprises, its treasurer Eduardo V. Francisco said.
"We’re pushing for broader
membership to share whatever we know with SMEs. Their increased success will mean more employment," he said at the briefing.
Business managers “appalled”
by revelations of “massive” corruption in the military
Call on President Aquino to form
independent body to investigate allegations
Association of the Philippines (MAP) said the alleged irregularities unmasked by Rabusa and Mendoza threatened to completely
erode the confidence of the people in the military.
The public funds
that ended up in the pockets of AFP officials and their families could have been used to enhance AFP’s capacity to fight
insurgents, fund its modernization program, and improve the conditions of ordinary Filipino soldiers, MAP said.
"We urge other
government officials to join Mendoza and Rabusa in bringing to light the anomalous activities in the AFP and in other
public offices," MAP said.
Congress to immediately enact the Freedom of Information Law which will give access to information heretofore hidden from
public scrutiny," it added.
"We urge the
government to provide the necessary protection to truth-tellers like Mendoza and whistle-blowers like Rabusa," MAP pointed
"We, in the MAP,
can only hope that something good will come out of all of these shocking revelations, something that will assist all of us
in 'MAPping a Culture of Integrity.'"
MAPping the Future When
good governance turns bad By Antonio Hernandez in Philippine
Daily Inquirer, 2/27/2011
THE INCIDENCE of failed institutions during the Asian currency crisis in the late nineties and the more recent
financial meltdown that questioned even the wisdom of Wall Street have trained the spotlight on the manner business enterprises
In no time, the issue of Good Governance became the buzzword in business organizations up to the present.
Whatever really happened to corporate governance (CG) on its way to “profit maximization?” Where have
all the “quality decision-making” gone? How was governance understood and enforced then? Where did it fall short?
According to Amy L. Bendurant, US Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, governance
is “the manner in which the shareholders, the board of directors, the management and other stakeholders relate to each
other in order to set company objectives and determine the means of attaining them.”
It is indeed a relationship among partners-players (investors, management, employees, buyers, suppliers) to align
as nearly as possible, “the interest of individuals, of corporations and of society towards achieving a balance between
economic and social ends,” according to Sir Adrian Cadbury.
What makes for good CG is the imperative for “virtuous decision-making,” from which comes straight
corporate policies and on to ethical action plans and programs.
But the operational realities of CG takes a much deeper structural dimension. It is where the people factor enters
the scene. The real challenge lies in the systems implementation. Is it founded, applied and pursued in the spirit of honest
stewardship? Or is it but a smokescreen to ensconce and enshroud the drive of a selfish and iniquitous business opportunism?
Because of the frailty of the human factor, controls and performance standards or balance scorecards covering both
financial and nonfinancial factors are prescribed.
These control standards are there to enforce good governance to protect business plans, and thereby achieve company
goals in pursuance of the vision-mission statement.
Collusion, or misplaced tolerance at responsible levels, if not connivance among accountable officials for instance,
can surely render ineffective every elaborate control structure and thereby facilitate fraud.
An unyielding values system embedded in the leaders’ psyche, and strong corporate culture may yet withstand
the specter of collusion.
This brings us to the realm of behavioral economics, to an awareness of and commitment at the highest level to
a code of ethics and moral responsibility which shall redefine the Corporate Culture, or the way of doing things—and
accordingly reform the performance measures as tools to good governance.
CG, which shapes corporate culture, is in itself shaped by the behavior of corporate leaders. Leaders are logically
looked up to by the young as models, ultimately shaping corporate conduct.
In the end, it is the leaders’ mindset that will guarantee commitment to, and set the tone of, CG. Rotten
mindset equals rotten governance. Corporate busts and scandals, as featured at one time in Fortune Magazine, were unfortunately
traced to “breakdown in ethics, in corporate oversight, and in common sense.”
The bigger and more fundamental question though is: “What precipitates the breakdown in business ethics,
in corporate oversight and, yes, in common sense?”
Again, a focus on the many institutions broken by the past financial storms points to such stark weaknesses as:
neglect, ignorance and, the worst and foremost, greed—the inordinate acquisitive desire for wealth beyond reason.
Sadly, we hear Wall Street stalwarts postulating that “Greed is Good,” that it is the “mantra
that gives life to and propels Capitalism.”
But business ethics would certainly not do well with such mantra of extremes that only leads to embracing wrongful
means and, ultimately, to the corruption of the best. For the problem of extreme wealth accumulation is that it conflicts
with values of greater humanitarian importance and thus breaks the principle of stewardship.
Overdone, the subtle abuse of power or prerogative brings the control systems into disarray. Soon, the concept
of ethical stewardship evaporates; moral ascendancy is lost; managing gets even more complicated and messy; and the corporate
vision, which “articulates the nature of the business and its noble intention for the future,” is consigned to
Before long, good governance fades out and bad governance creeps in. The next great collapse cannot be far behind.
As an Indian statesman puts it, what will destroy us is “Business without Principles; Politics without Morality; Pleasure
Isn’t it time to unlearn the bad and relearn the good?
MAP has adopted “MAPping a CULTURE of
INTEGRITY” as its theme for 2011.
MAP defines “CULTURE” as “a way of life” and “INTEGRITY”
as “adherence to highest ethical standards, good governance principles (transparency, accountability and fairness) and
MAP calls on its members to steadfastly adhere to the highest ethical standards, good
governance principles and management excellence, while courageously confronting the growing complexity of managing businesses
in an ever challenging environment.
The imperative for MAP members is to stay competitive no matter where they are
or what businesses they are in. Hence, MAP will continue conducting programs that will enable MAP members and their businesses
to enhance their unique capabilities and competencies.
MAP fully supports the Integrity Initiative which aims to promote
integrity and accountability in business. MAP members are strongly urged to expressly commit to ethical business practices
and good corporate governance through the Integrity Pledge.
While the government has its own initiatives for reducing
corruption and lowering the cost of doing business, members of the business community should realize that those initiatives
cannot succeed without individual and collective commitment from businesses to level the playing field and build integrity
in the business environment.
MAP members must lead by example in the fight against corruption by managing their businesses
ethically and with integrity, paying the right taxes, taking care of their stakeholders and the environment, and not tolerating
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