Philippines perceived less corrupt according to survey
by FFE PH News Staff
The Philippines has moved from 105th to 94th spot in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2013 released by Transparency International (TI) on Tuesday.
The 11-spot progress made the country share the 94th spot with seven others including Armenia and India. The Philippines scored 36 out of 100 in the survey, where 0 means the country is perceived as highly corrupt.
The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be, said TI. This year’s survey ranked a total of 177 countries and territories.
From its 134th spot in 2010, the Philippines has moved 40 places up the CPI in a span of three years.
“This year’s improvement continues a trend—in which the reforms put in place result in an increasingly positive and encouraging perception of the country, where improvements are measured not only year-by-year, but by leaps and bounds on an annual basis,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.
The improved CPI rank of the Philippines also measures the continued confidence of the international community to the country, Lacierda added.
Meanwhile Denmark maintained its top spot with New Zealand this year, scoring 91 points. Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands also made it in to the top 10 with scores from 84-89.
TI is a non-government organization founded in Berlin, Germany in 1993 that focuses on the reporting of the corporate and political corruption in international development.