PH placed one of the countries with higher rate of corruption among others

Manila, Philippines  - Compared to 2016, the Philippines dropped in the 2017 when it comes to global corruption ranking.

As published on Wednesday, the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), the Philippines placed 111th out of 120 participating countries.

The country got a score of 34 out of 100, showing a significant drop of 15 point score, ranking 101st out of 176.

Also, the report states that the Philippines, India, and Maldives were among those with high score for corruption in 2016.

The index presented by global organization Transparency International (TI) ranks countries and territories depending on their perceived levels when it comes to public corruption according to experts and businessmen.

For 2017 survey, more than two-thirds of all the countries around the world got below 50 score.
With the scale of 0 to 100, where is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

The New Zealand ranked the highest in 2017, with a score of 89, followed by Denmark at 88.
Meanwhile, according to TI’s analysis, corruption levels everywhere are linked to declining freedom of expression.

"We found evidence to suggest that those countries that respect press freedom, encourage open dialogue, and allow for full participation of CSOs (civil society organizations) in the public arena tend to be more successful at controlling corruption," their analysis read.

Recently, press freedom in the Philippines arose anew after a reporter from Rappler was barred from entering the palace.

Since 1993, TI has been independent organization dedicated to fight corruption around the world. It has chapters in over 100 countries, with its international secretariat in Berlin, Germany.


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