MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ng Malakanyang na ang “improved standing” ng Pilipinas sa Corruption Perception Index ay kapwa isang malaking hamon at rason para sa pag-asa.
“The Government takes note of the slight improvement of the Philippines’ standing in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International. We consider this result as both a challenge to do better and a reason for hope that the country is headed in the right direction,” ayon kay Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin sa isang kalatas.
“In line with the President’s clarion call for the entire Government ‘to show in deeds, not in words, that it is deserving of the people’s trust,’ earnest efforts are already being undertaken to implement the digital transformation mandate of the Administration in order to streamline institutional processes and curtail opportunities for graft and corruption,” aniya pa rin.
“With the necessary transformational measures being put in place, let us be optimistic and assured that the Government will not fail or falter in its steadfast commitment to effectively provide efficient and transparent public service,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Ayon sa Transparency International, ang Pilipinas ay ika-115 sa 2023 Corruption Perception Index, na tumaas ng isang pwesto mula sa nakalipas na 116th ranking.
Sinabi pa ng global organization, nakamit ng Pilipinas ang iskor na 34 mula sa 100, sinasabing tumaas mula sa iskor nito na 33 noong 2022.
“The group ranks 180 countries and territories around the globe by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, scoring on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean),” ayon sa ulat.
Sinasabing mahigit sa 2/3 ng mga bansa ang naka-iskor ng “below 50 out of 100,” indikasyon na may seryosong problema ang mga ito sa korapsyon.
“Global average was stuck at only 43, while the vast majority of countries have made no progress or declined in the last decade,” ayon sa Transparency International. Kris Jose