Posts By Ky D. Johnson

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Corruption in the Philippines: Survey of Business Execs Reveals ‘Mixed’ Findings

January 22, 2014

On January 15, the results of the latest “SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption” were released during an afternoon session of the Good Governance Summit 2014. The previous survey in 2012 showed an impressive record low of 43 percent of business executives who considered corruption to be widespread.

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Corruption in the Philippines: Public Sector Improves But Private Sector Lags

September 26, 2012

On September 18, the preliminary results of the “2012 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption” were released to the public. Of the 20 government institutions rated for sincerity in fighting corruption, 17 have improved. The results have confirmed “radical progress” in corruption reforms…

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Ombudsman Impeachment Trial Tests Aquino’s Anti-Corruption Muscle

March 23, 2011

Raising the stakes in the fight against corruption, the Philippine House of Representatives voted this week to impeach the current Ombudsman for betrayal of public trust. Working late into the evening on March 21, the House voted 212 to 46 (with 4 abstaining).

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In the Philippines: Fighting Corruption Most Cited Concern Among Business Leaders in Choosing Next President

March 10, 2010

On February 19, the results of the ninth Enterprise Survey on Corruption in the Philippines were released to the public. As campaigning heats up in the Philippines for national elections in May, a particular finding is worth pointing out: 75 percent of business managers feel that “fighting corruption” is an important concern in choosing a […]

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In the Philippines: Setbacks in the Battle against Corruption

December 10, 2008

In the past few years, high-profile public sector corruption cases have played out in the Philippine media, and some international observers have rated the Philippines as the most corrupt country in Asia. Unfortunately, a recently conducted survey clearly shows that business managers in the Philippines believe that corruption increased in 2008. Over the past eight […]

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The Philippines: The Most Corrupt Country in Asia?

March 28, 2007

This piece originally ran on March 28th. Due to overwhelming popularity, we are re-issuing it with a correction (Note paragraph 8: 700 interviews were conducted as opposed to 1,200). On March 14, 2007 the Philippines topped the charts.  Unfortunately, this was not a contest that the nation had aspired to win.  The Philippines came out on […]

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