DEBATE: Why is corruption declining in the Philippines, and is it?

01.07.2016
Politics Society Economy

Illustration by Justin Golangco x Pampubliko

The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy based in Hong Kong conducted a survey in 2007 on the perception of corruption amongst the expatriate business community, in which the Philippines ranked as the most corrupt nation in Asia. Nearly a decade later, how much has changed? 

Ralph Jennings dissects the topic of the decline in corruption in the Philippines in his article for Forbes, and what has caused it. He believes that the change has more to do with social media than it does with Daang Matuwid. 

Read the full article below and let us know in our comments section what you think is causing the decline and if there truly is a decline—or is this just yet another question of perception? 

Ralph Jennings, “Why Graft is Declining in the Notoriously Corrupt Philippines,” Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2015/03/02/why-graft-is-declining-in-the-notoriously-corrupt-philippines/

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