The Philippines Ranked 116th in the Latest Corruption Perception Index Yet Again

ILLUSTRATOR Gian Louis Sapitanan

Unsurprisingly, it looks like nothing has changed in terms of the country's corrupt image to the world. When we think of the Philippines at the moment, we can't help but mention the stink of corruption in all levels of our bureaucracy. And it looks like the scores back it up,

Global coalition Transparency International's has published its most recent data on the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), a report based on global businessmen and experts. For the second straight year, the Philippines scored 33 in the index, enough to place the country 116th out of 180 countries. 


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"The 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows that most countries are failing to stop corruption," said Transparency International.

Among some of our country's peers include the likes of Angola, El Salvador, Algeria, Zambia, and Ukraine. Denmark, on the other hand, ranked first around the world for being the cleanest government with a score of 90. Meanwhile, Somalia ranked last with a score of 12. The body also noted that 155 countries overall have made "no significant progress against corruption or have declined" since 2012.

"Even countries with high CPI scores play a role in the threats that corruption poses to global security. For decades, they have welcomed dirty money from abroad, allowing kleptocrats to increase their wealth, power and destructive geopolitical ambitions," it added.

The news comes on the heels of the International Criminal Court's decision to again open its investigation for human rights violations during the "War on Drugs" campaign of former President Rodrigo Duterte.


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