/ April 28, 2006 01:13 AM
There is corruption everywhere in the world. This is no secret to anyone, but just how corrupt are certain countries? Transparency International
released their list and there are a number of interesting things of note.
There are a lot of "ties" on the list where countries received the same score, but I find the ones below particularly telling.
I decided to research this in response to a comment on another entry that Italy is just as corrupt as the Philippines. Obviously looking below that is nowhere near the truth.
Of particular note is the corruption in India that is on par with Iran. Keep in mind that we send a lot of data processing work over there in the form of outsourcing for health records, taxes and credit card information. Do you really want a country as corrupt as India handling your call center work? They have access to your clients credit card information, social security information and other sensitive data? I think not!
And people wonder why I call for the overthrow of the Philippine government. Just have a look below for the reasons why. The Philippines is as corrupt as Libya!
As for Mexico, it speaks for itself. With so much corruption there our illegal alien problem won't be going away anytime soon unless we take it upon ourselves. Also keep in mind that these Mexican corrupt officials are the same ones courting our politicians here on everything from our immigration laws to our economic policy regarding trade. It's really disgusting.
|Country rank||Country||2005 CPI score||Confidence range|
|1||Iceland||9.7||9.5 - 9.7|
|2||Finland||9.6||9.5 - 9.7|
|New Zealand ||9.6||9.5 - 9.7|
|4||Denmark||9.5||9.3 - 9.6|
|5||Singapore||9.4||9.3 - 9.5|
|6||Sweden||9.2||9.0 - 9.3|
|7||Switzerland||9.1||8.9 - 9.2|
|8||Norway||8.9||8.5 - 9.1|
|9||Australia||8.8||8.4 - 9.1|
|10||Austria||8.7||8.4 - 9.0|
|11||Netherlands||8.6||8.3 - 8.9|
|United Kingdom||8.6||8.3 - 8.8|
|13||Luxembourg||8.5||8.1 - 8.9|
|14||Canada||8.4||7.9 - 8.8|
|15||Hong Kong||8.3||7.7 - 8.7|
|16||Germany||8.2||7.9 - 8.5|
|17||USA||7.6||7.0 - 8.0|
|18||France||7.5||7.0 - 7.8|
|19||Belgium||7.4||6.9 - 7.9|
|Ireland||7.4||6.9 - 7.9|
|21||Chile||7.3||6.8 - 7.7|
|Japan||7.3||6.7 - 7.8|
|23||Spain||7.0||6.6 - 7.4|
|24||Barbados||6.9||5.7 - 7.3|
|25||Malta||6.6||5.4 - 7.7|
|26||Portugal||6.5||5.9 - 7.1|
|27||Estonia||6.4||6.0 - 7.0|
|28||Israel||6.3||5.7 - 6.9|
|Oman||6.3||5.2 - 7.3|
|30||United Arab Emirates||6.2||5.3 - 7.1|
|31||Slovenia||6.1||5.7 - 6.8|
|32||Botswana||5.9||5.1 - 6.7|
|Qatar||5.9||5.6 - 6.4|
|Taiwan||5.9||5.4 - 6.3|
|Uruguay||5.9||5.6 - 6.4|
|36||Bahrain||5.8||5.3 - 6.3|
|37||Cyprus||5.7||5.3 - 6.0|
|Jordan||5.7||5.1 - 6.1|
|39||Malaysia||5.1||4.6 - 5.6|
|40||Hungary||5.0||4.7 - 5.2|
|Italy||5.0||4.6 - 5.4|
|South Korea ||5.0||4.6 - 5.3|
|43||Tunisia||4.9||4.4 - 5.6|
|44||Lithuania||4.8||4.5 - 5.1|
|45||Kuwait||4.7||4.0 - 5.2|
|46||South Africa||4.5||4.2 - 4.8|
|47||Czech Republic ||4.3||3.7 - 5.1|
|Greece||4.3||3.9 - 4.7|
|Namibia||4.3||3.8 - 4.9|
|Slovakia||4.3||3.8 - 4.8|
|51||Costa Rica ||4.2||3.7 - 4.7|
|El Salvador||4.2||3.5 - 4.8|
|Latvia||4.2||3.8 - 4.6|
|Mauritius||4.2||3.4 - 5.0|
|55||Bulgaria||4.0||3.4 - 4.6|
|Colombia||4.0||3.6 - 4.4|
|Fiji||4.0||3.4 - 4.6|
|Seychelles||4.0||3.5 - 4.2|
|59||Cuba||3.8||2.3 - 4.7|
|Thailand||3,8||3.5 - 4.1|
|Trinidad and Tobago||3,8||3.3 - 4.5|
|62||Belize||3.7||3.4 - 4.1|
|Brazil||3,7||3.5 - 3.9|
|64||Jamaica||3.6||3.4 - 3.8|
|65||Ghana||3.5||3.2 - 4.0|
|Mexico||3.5||3.3 - 3.7|
|Panama||3.5||3.1 - 4.1|
|Peru||3.5||3.1 - 3.8|
|Turkey||3.5||3.1 - 4.0|
|70||Burkina Faso ||3.4||2.7 - 3.9|
|Croatia||3.4||3.2 - 3.7|
|Egypt||3.4||3.0 - 3.9|
|Lesotho||3.4||2.6 - 3.9|
|Poland||3.4||3.0 - 3.9|
|Saudi Arabia ||3.4||2.7 - 4.1|
|Syria||3.4||2.8 - 4.2|
|77||Laos||3.3||2.1 - 4.4|
|78||China||3.2||2.9 - 3.5|
|Morocco||3.2||2.8 - 3.6|
|Senegal||3.2||2.8 - 3.6|
|Sri Lanka||3.2||2.7 - 3.6|
|Suriname||3.2||2.2 - 3.6|
|83||Lebanon||3.1||2.7 - 3.3|
|Rwanda||3.1||2.1 - 4.1 |
|85||Dominican Republic||3.0||2.5 - 3.6|
|Mongolia||3.0||2.4 - 3.6|
|Romania||3.0||2.6 - 3.5|
|88||Armenia||2.9||2.5 - 3.2|
|Benin||2.9||2.1 - 4.0|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2.9||2.7 - 3.1|
|Gabon||2.9||2.1 - 3.6|
|India||2.9||2.7 - 3.1|
|Iran||2.9||2.3 - 3.3|
|Mali||2.9||2.3 - 3.6|
|Moldova||2.9||2.3 - 3.7|
|Tanzania||2.9||2.6 - 3.1|
|97||Algeria||2.8||2.5 - 3.3|
|Argentina||2.8||2.5 - 3.1|
|Madagascar||2.8||1.9 - 3.7|
|Malawi||2.8||2.3 - 3.4|
|Mozambique||2.8||2.4 - 3.1|
|Serbia and Montenegro||2.8||2.5 - 3.3|
|103||Gambia||2.7||2.3 - 3.1|
|Macedonia||2.7||2.4 - 3.2|
|Swaziland||2.7||2.0 - 3.1|
|Yemen||2.7||2.4 - 3.2|
|107||Belarus||2.6||1.9 - 3.8|
|Eritrea||2.6||1.7 - 3.5|
|Honduras||2.6||2.2 - 3.0|
|Kazakhstan||2.6||2.2 - 3.2|
|Nicaragua||2.6||2.4 - 2.8|
|Palestine||2.6||2.1 - 2.8|
|Ukraine||2.6||2.4 - 2.8|
|Vietnam||2.6||2.3 - 2.9|
|Zambia||2.6||2.3 - 2.9|
|Zimbabwe||2.6||2.1 - 3.0|
|117||Afghanistan||2.5||1.6 - 3.2|
|Bolivia||2.5||2.3 - 2.9|
|Ecuador||2.5||2.2 - 2.9|
|Guatemala||2.5||2.1 - 2.8|
|Guyana||2.5||2.0 - 2.7|
|Libya||2.5||2.0 - 3.0|
|Nepal||2.5||1.9 - 3.0|
|Philippines||2.5||2.3 - 2.8|
|Uganda||2.5||2.2 - 2.8|
|126||Albania||2.4||2.1 - 2.7|
|Niger||2.4||2.2 - 2.6|
|Russia||2.4||2.3 - 2.6|
|Sierra Leone ||2.4||2.1 - 2.7|
|130||Burundi||2.3||2.1 - 2.5|
|Cambodia||2.3||1.9 - 2.5|
|Congo, Republic of||2.3||2.1 - 2.6|
|Georgia||2.3||2.0 - 2.6|
|Kyrgyzstan||2.3||2.1 - 2.5|
|Papua New Guinea||2.3||1.9 - 2.6|
|Venezuela||2.3||2.2 -2.4 |
|137||Azerbaijan||2.2||1.9 - 2.5|
|Cameroon||2.2||2.0 - 2.5|
|Ethiopia||2.2||2.0 - 2.5|
|Indonesia||2.2||2.1 - 2.5|
|Iraq||2.2||1.5 - 2.9|
|Liberia||2.2||2.1 - 2.3|
|Uzbekistan||2.2||2.1 - 2.4|
|144||Congo, Democratic Republic||2.1||1.8 - 2.3|
|Kenya||2.1||1.8 - 2.4|
|Pakistan||2.1||1.7 - 2.6|
|Paraguay||2.1||1.9 - 2.3|
|Somalia||2.1||1.6 - 2.2|
|Sudan||2.1||1.9 - 2.2|
|Tajikistan||2.1||1.9 - 2.4|
|151||Angola||2.0||1.8 - 2.1|
|152||Cote d'Ivoire ||1.9||1.7 - 2.1|
|Equatorial Guinea ||1.9||1.6 - 2.1|
|Nigeria||1.9||1.7 - 2.0|
|155||Haiti||1.8||1.5 - 2.1|
|Myanmar||1.8||1.7 - 2.0|
|Turkmenistan||1.8||1.7 - 2.0|
|158||Bangladesh||1.7||1.4 - 2.0|
|Chad||1.7||1.3 - 2.1|
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Posted by Digger on April 28, 2006 01:13 AM (Permalink)
Transparency Int'l prepares a corruption "perception" index. It is based on feedback from business persons and travelers. It is NOT based on a comprehensive analysis of the countries.
Had you read their website, you would have known that.
Posted by: Dave on April 29, 2006 09:18 PM
That wasn't what I meant...had you viewed my site with a little thoroughness, you might have realized that. But no matter...I just thought there were a number of topics here, that had a small relavence there, that you might find interesting...if not, no biggie.
your humble servant,
Posted by: Ancient Clown on May 1, 2006 09:58 PM
My comment was not directed at you, Ancient Clown.
Posted by: Dave on May 2, 2006 06:04 AM
Looking at the table, I'd say the Philippines is doing well. Since it's at par with those corrupt countries, it's still doing well(compared to those which it ranked with)
Posted by: Kikiay on February 27, 2007 02:15 PM
In the list, i found it is a pure propaganda against Muslim Countries.On what basis you have done this survey.
I stayed in Saudi Arabia for so many years, i did not find a single instance of Bribary.I over speeded my car, did not put my belt & I was fined so many times, but police never asked me money.I used to do so much work in the Government offices,never i found a single case of corruption.There is corruption in Saudi but not to the level you have mentioned & it may be in the ministerial level.You have listed Saudi almost near to India where nothing works without money.It starts from the lowest level to the highest level.Even to enter a Govt office,the secrity man has to be bribed.You check your method of survey,may be it needs to be corrected.I feel saudi should come to the bottam level of corruption.
Posted by: ameer on May 2, 2007 08:52 AM
THE PHILLIPINES IS THE MOST CORRUPT!! GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO IS THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT
Posted by: Macoy on March 3, 2008 06:09 AM
I've been to India many times on engagements, as you mentioned
"Of particular note is the corruption in India that is on par with Iran. Keep in mind that we send a lot of data processing work over there in the form of outsourcing for health records, taxes and credit card information. Do you really want a country as corrupt as India handling your call center work? They have access to your clients credit card information, social security information and other sensitive data? I think not!
I dont think it is apt statement, I ve interacted with many Indians ne of them dont even think of leaking such information or using those for corrupt purposes, Yes I agree that India is corrupted politically alot ofcourse most corrupt politics of the planet but dont consider every Indian employee as corrupt.
In your list Italy should come down way under, eve than India Italin are known for thier corruption since ages, with my personl experience Italy is the mst corrupted nation by all meas, ranging from politics, economy and even in games like fotball. Whatever they do has a point of corruption or intention of coruption, that is a land filled with mafia and government controlled my mafia. So please push it down.
Posted by: Chris McMahan on June 4, 2008 03:47 PM
I jus wanted 2 ask 1 question 2 d author, which century r u livin in? U r generalising Indians over here. India has probably got the most english speaking ppl in a country which is not Anglo-Saxon. Indians are very hard-working. That explains why world-class MNEs like Dell, HP, 3 Mobile have their call centres in India (despite the level of corruption). Of course there is corruption in India, but tell me one country which does not have corruption. Corruption is omnipresent, the only thing with regards to India is that corruption is evident and open. In countries like Australia, England, USA it's not as open.
A proud Indian,
Posted by: Mrigank Pawar on June 18, 2008 10:35 AM
Indians are so corrupt they can sell there kids, kidneys and mothers. india is incomplete without corruption its there culture, religion and language. Lets all respect that
Posted by: Proud Indian on June 20, 2008 05:24 PM
All the countries in this world are having corrupted people in politics and in government offices. Instead of talking genaric about any country let us be specific....i saw that some idiot has written crap about indians........ There are people in india who are like Mother Terasa, Mahatama Gandhi, Nehru. There are still people like Abrahim lincon in United states......
God save this website and its author...
Posted by: Pradeep on July 4, 2008 09:12 AM
the philippines rank as 'highly corrupt'
i am from the philippines and i think that this is the most corrupt country in the world...or one of the top five- :( and i see no hope
because it's not just the government who is corrupt, almost everyone who lives here is. Some celebrities and even expats say they are proud of their (Filipino) roots, that's because they do not live here and they don't know what it's really like. it is the people themselves who are rotten, not just the leaders. it is 'everyone for himself' in this selfish society and the virtuous ones are outpowered and outnumbered.
Posted by: banished_lip_pip on July 13, 2008 02:09 AM
The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain, and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country's public officials and politicians.
Posted by: anon on July 13, 2008 02:18 AM
Myanmar tops the list...hmm
no wonder God sent that cyclone
OMG we're next!
Posted by: anon on July 13, 2008 02:24 AM
The comments to some countries corruption by Digger are clearly racist and stupid, you should take a look to our own corrupt US officlials and politicians before point that the illegal immigration is because the Mexican corruption only.
We all know that illegal immigrants and drugs pass over our borders because the US official’s corrupted behavior as well, if Digger doesn't see that; he's clearly a fool or a corrupted informer as well.
Posted by: Sublemir on August 12, 2008 12:18 PM
I think i agree with you people..I think Philippines is one of the most corrupt country in the world and number one most corrupt in asia..President has nothing to do with the corruption but also the all politicians from small position upto the higher..They suppose to be one of the richest country in asia second to japan..well that was before the 50's,60's,70s..but time changes ad just put them to the bank of history..greed is one of the most malpractice and because of toleration and envy and unfortunately influencing other to do so..You know in the philippines even bankrupt actors and actressess are trying to run and find a seat to the government..beacause this is the best and easiest place to extract money..its been on the mind set op the people in that country..i think the only way to treat or stop corruption in the philippines is to annihilate all the inhabitants and then start a new life..just just leave the the 7 yeasr old below youngster and teach them the way of proper education and teach them the way like europeans do....
Posted by: jaypee matetu on November 10, 2008 02:28 AM
I think one area to point out about the philippines is that that country has one of most unrestricted democracies in all of asia/south asia. Freedom of speech is big and we enjoy the freedom to be opinionated. In other more communist countries such as china, north korea, vietnam for example, corruption cannot be talked about and expressed openly in the media. Even if its residents want to protest and speak about it, they are may have thier life in danger, or there is no mass media outlet that can have thier views freely spoken. In other countries in asia such as myramar (burma) a military junta dictates the life of its citizens, these officials are not democratically elected unlike the system in the philippines which was patterned after the US form of government. Yes, indeed election rigging and vote fixing can be said in any democratically held election, but the freedom when people are allowed to express themselves in the main media is something that all citizens of every country cannot fully enjoy. And just to reiterate as others have said, the index is based on perception of corruption. Saying the philippines is the most corrupt country in asia is a statement that I would still consider inconclusive and more reports based on hard numbers and less on perception needs to be conducted.
Posted by: pablo escampi on November 17, 2008 05:56 PM
Escampi. "The index is based on worldwide surveys of country specialists, business officials, human rights monitors and others" It is not the opinion of media. I have been to Vietnam, China and the Philippines. The Philippines by far is the most corrupt country in the world as far as I am concerned. You can't even do any business there without bribing someone. Even before you start your company, you already have to bribe. When registering and getting government permits to start a company, you already need to bribe so many people (as there are so many papers needed from different government departments and agencies, otherwise nothing gets done). This is obviously not a wake up call for the Filipino people because they have long known it. It is a wake up call for YOU!
Posted by: Hello Hello on December 21, 2008 10:30 PM
Diggers if you are a US national you already know which kind of corruption you had in US over last 2 years which is spreading like an epedimic all over the world.
Do you see any bank in India getting affected no.
So now you will see All asian countries coming to the top.
Nature has to balance itself
Posted by: talisara on December 24, 2008 09:52 PM
i'd say that philippines is a corrupt country though it should not be compaired to italy because in italy they make an act 4 their problem and opposite of this act philippines has no concern especially our reining president gloria macapagal arroyo..she make her people suffer .. esp. those people r n lower class..
Posted by: harry on January 10, 2009 04:03 AM
i would say the philippines is really corrupt, starting from the president,congress,and the military down to our security guard.
Posted by: juan on January 11, 2009 05:52 AM
I'm glad that the Philippines is not at the bottom of the "Most Corrupt" country in the World. I "honestly" believe we can do a lot better than that if we'd all be more vigilant in doing out social responsibilities as a citizen.All these corruptions can be minimized,if not avoided,if we WILL NOT allow them to happen.Our Leaders and allies in he Gov't are of NO SHAME at all even it's quite obvious of their wrong doings including the Dept.Of Justice. It should be named "Dept. Of Injustice". Where in the World can you see an Obvious Justice Head who take sides not to mention the corruption and taking bribes for the dismissal of cases? Moreover,they don't seem to care or mind even if people know!
Posted by: Charles on January 11, 2009 10:43 PM
ya i agree philippines is one of the corrupt country the elected government officials for particular,a rotten government officials they are the corrupt once im sorry not phlippines.
Posted by: ganty on February 18, 2009 09:44 AM
I think Philippines is the most corrupt and non progressive country in the world...
Posted by: Edmund on March 12, 2009 12:26 PM
I CAN SAY BEYOND DOUBTS THAT THE MOST CORRUPT COUNTRY IN THE UNIVERSE IF NOT IN THE WHOLE MILKY WAY, AND IT MUST BE CONSISTENTLY ON THE TOP, MOST OUTSTANDING CORRUPT COUNTRY OF COURSE "THE PHILIPPINES!"
WHY? FOR ALMOST FOUR DECADES OF GOVERNANCE, THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT IN ALL SECTORS IN THE GOVERNMENT. ONE EXAMPLE, THE ROADS. GO THERE AND TAKE A LOOK OF THE ROADS, ESPECIALLY THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY, IT IS ONLY GOOD FOR TWO MONTHS, THEN DIG AGAIN FOR ANOTHER BILLIONS OF PESOS FOR BUDGET. AGAIN, THE GSIS SUPPOSEDLY TO HELP RETIRED TEACHERS TO PAY THEIR ALLOTED PENSIONS, WHAT HAPPENED NOW, ZERO BUDGET, ALL PENSIONERS ARE NO LONGER RECEIVING THEIR PENSIONS. IF YOU WANT CLAIM, YOU NEED TO HIRE ABOUT A DOZEN WORLD CLASS LAWYERS TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES. ANOTHER EVIDENCE, THE OFWs, THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TODAY WITHOUT A FILIPINO WORKING AS DOMESTIC HELPER OR EVEN A GARDENER. IT MEANS THERE IS NO EMPLOYMENT WHATSOEVER IN THE PHILIPPINES TODAY! WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH THE TRILLION PESOS FISCAL BUDGET, HAH! THEY JUST SAVING IT IN THEIR OWN PACKETS FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS OR WHEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PEOPLE'S POWER SO WHEN THEY ESCAPE THEY WILL BRING IT WITH THEM. HAH! I'D BEEN AN OFW SINCE 1970 UNTIL NOW I AM AN OFW, WITH A PH.D. DEGREE, I CAN NOT FIND A REASONABLE EMPLOYMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, WHY? BECAUSE, I DON'T HAVE CONNECTION TO ANY POLITICAL FIGURE IN THE PHILIPPINES. ANOTHER, THE CRIME RATE IN THE PHILIPPINES IS TOP RECORD-BREAKING OF ALL TIMES. THE MILITARY, THE POLICE AND THE NBI, SUPPOSEDLY TO BE THE AUTHORITY IN CONTROLLING THE PEACE IN ORDER OF THE LAND, BUT, WHAT HAPPENDED, THEY ARE FIGHTING EACH OTHER. HOW ABOUT THE SENATORS? THEY'D BEEN QUARELLING IN EVERY SESSION, EVER SINCE THEY'D BEEN ELECTED. ANOTHER ELECTION IS FORTHCOMING IN 2010, WATCH FOR THE BOUNTIFUL CHEATINGS, DEATHS AND ALL SATANIC AND DEVELISTIC ATTRIBUTES THAT WILL BECOME HEADLINE IN THE NEWSPAPER. ALAS, STILL CONSIDERED TO BE THE ONLY CHRISTIAN NATION IN ASIA! PWEEE!!!
Posted by: Dondon on March 23, 2009 01:03 AM
Im filipino, but im very sad to say that my home country is the most corrupt, i went to non christian country, but i could see the difference in my home country, in the philippines, theres a lot of street children bagging for money, and most of that innocent kids are hungry, were is the parents? why the corrupt officials dont try to help control giving birth, you walk on the squatter area, they look like a sardine living sleeping in a small canned and most of them has no job, some are holdper, snatcher, and the govenrment official are busy how to stil more money, in the senate they figthing, and GLORIA busy her trip to any other country, wth her cabenit oficials using money from the people. They make the ordinary people supper, i think we stop admitting we are a chrstian country. IM SO SHY!!!!with my own country
Posted by: mel on March 24, 2009 05:14 AM
I just recently visited Romania. Ha-Ha, there you have to see corruption!! I had my car plates dirty - and the police stopped me because of that. I told them how my plates supposed to be when everything around is dirty? 20$ resolved the dispute. Then, I had 62km/H on a limitation of 60. Police stopped me and claimed that I had 85(!) when they saw that I'm a foreigner. Now I had to pay 50$ bribe. They asked me directly to give them 50$ without receipt (!?) or I'll pay much more. Now I read that the president's daughter in a super-corrupt circle candidates for the EU's Parliament. But she's a fashion presenter with no studies...
Posted by: John on March 25, 2009 10:40 AM
I just recently visited Romania. Ha-Ha, there you have to see corruption!! I had my car plates dirty - and the police stopped me because of that. I told them how my plates supposed to be when everything around is dirty? 20$ resolved the dispute. Then, I had 62km/H on a limitation of 60. Police stopped me and claimed that I had 85(!) when they saw that I'm a foreigner. Now I had to pay 50$ bribe. They asked me directly to give them 50$ without receipt (!?) or I'll pay much more. Now I read that the president's daughter in a super-corrupt circle candidates for the EU's Parliament. But she's a fashion presenter with no studies...
Posted by: John on March 25, 2009 10:46 AM
Sad to say, I can't be proud of this country where i am now. PHILIPPINES...We have leaders who dont care about our welfare and the whole country is so divided. Extreme rich and then extreme poor. Bad roads, no proper drainage (where have all the WORKERS gone) , no warrant of fitness for vehicles on the road, no classification of restaurants for the public, they are all so inconsistent. The church takes part with politics when in fact they should help stop population influx for this is the root of unemployment and crime , there are 88 BILIION people in the Philippines now but the squatters still are multiplying everyday. Poorest fo the poor but no one seemed to care. Only the actors and actresses and some rich people are having a good life here, but the rest are just living in poverty. God please help this country. Have anyone of you noticed? When election time is coming??? More bank robbery, kidnapping , all sorts of crime??? Wonder why??? Only 3 quality leaders are in the senate now... or maybe 2 or maybe just one or maybe none at all... Dont be deceived by anyone of them please. Those who have had bad records really do have bad records. So be wise my country men or the next generation will suffer even more because somebody bought your vote for P 1,000 or gave your family a business. Wake up....make a change, make a stand. We just laugh at this country. Politicians are just like clowns you know. But they think that they are high and mighty that is even giving us a good laugh!
Posted by: Melita on April 5, 2009 07:38 PM
People all over the world...listen up... This is my 1st time ever to join something like this and i am glad i visited this site. I am a highly educated Filipino (but im not proud to be one) because i feel so sorry and helpless for all my kababayans who are still there and are suffering from the abuse of our political leaders. IT IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY BUT THE POPE CAN SEE NO HOPE FOR US! NO ONE CAN SAVE THE PHILIPPINES, NO ONE!!! I agree with all of you. Philippines is the MOST CORRUPT COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. Here's one example, my friend's sister is in UK and she sent a parcel to the Philippines (Talisay, Cebu City hello Knock ! Knock! ) the recepient were alarmed how come it took so long for the parcel to arrived in their home so they went to their post and then asked for their parcel when they got there. to their surprise, before the man handed them the package he greeted the recepient a belated happy birthday!!! How did he know??? They were all shocked. And here's another one, another family was expecting a valentines card from the states, but the card arrived in the Philippines on Christmas Day and it looked like as if it had been in the rubbish bin! Wow!!! HOY GISING! Tell the world all the dirty laundries about our country and stop the facade of tourism daw... hoy! Its a very dirty place they only try to clean the area where tourist go...how do we stop this corruption ba???
Posted by: Tanya on April 5, 2009 10:25 PM
PINOY PO AKO! BUT AKOY PO AY NAHIHIYA DAHIL ANG DUMI PO NANG COUNTRY NATIN! I AM HERE IN AUSTRALIA NOW AND THEY SAY THAT FILIPINOS ARE BEAUTIFUL, WITH NICE SILKY FLAWLESS BROWN SKIN!!! YES ITS TRUE BUT I AM NOT PROUD. I'D RATHER HAVE FRECKLES AND HAIRS IN MY FACE AND BODY AND BE PROUD OF MY ORIGIN RATHER THAN BEING A FILIPINO. Very corrupt po talaga ang lahat ng tao diya sa Pinas. I hope President Barack Obama can read what we have written here. Please help the filipinos. Is it right? There are 88million people there??? What happened to atleast 50% of the taxes??
Posted by: LanaLambo on April 6, 2009 06:24 PM
I hope President Barack Obama can read what we have written here. Please help the filipinos.
Unfortunately people think that America can or should save every country. Most of these countries already receive millions and billions in foreign aid and really the people of these countries need to help themselves. There's nothing we can do from here short of invading the country and forming our own government there. Somehow I'm thinking that wouldn't go over too well.
Posted by: Digger on April 6, 2009 08:00 PM
No one can help that country! Just get out of there and be a qualified nurse like the rest of us. That country has been ruled by evil leaders. Who can help you Philippines?
War? I think thats the only way. Sounds so helpless now.
It is such a beautiful country, warm & friendly people but even me, i couldnt stand the dirty streets and lots of poor children asking money while we are inside our nice cars , nice houses, partying and all but the sad reality is just around the corner. Most of the young generation now are taking up nursing, because they cant wait to get out of that country...most of them. Not all.
Posted by: Dina on April 6, 2009 09:29 PM
I am seriously appealing to the Lord God to help my Country Philippines, to improve it's economy, people's lives, physical and spiritual. LORD GOD, THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Noah, Prophet Elijah and all the righteous followers of God in the Bible, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP OUR COUNTRY, THE PHILIPPINES.
Because our incumbent President, and all her staff and cabinet members, and all her colleagues, the TRAPOS or Traditional Politicians, as well as the ambassadors of the Philippine Embassies assigned in other Countries,all of them are no longer effective to run our government and represent the sovereignty of the Philippines. They are absolutely USELESS, INUTIL and inefficient in all aspects of services.
OH GOD PLEASE HELP US!!!
The common tao or the ordinary people of the Philippines are presently suffering deeply of POVERTY due to the crime of CORRUPTION committed by the abovementioned bureaucrats!
Posted by: Dondon Marcus Johnson on April 16, 2009 12:09 AM
The little chicken, (Arroyo) deserves to be overthrown, as for those Muslim terrorists, UN TASK FORCES!!! The UN should take the responsibility to set up a puppet government under US control, another president, or a neutral area, just as the UN has claimed ALL of Antarctica a no-claim and non-military zone.
Posted by: Fat Penguin on April 23, 2009 12:51 AM
You know sometimes I have doubt about believing JESUS CHRIST, ALLAH OR GOD really existed in the Philippines. If they do exist maybe GOD left this country longtime ago. How come the corrupt government officials are so blessed with health and wealth, even if they are the one making the life of 90% of the population in this country miserable. They are the bad guys, the good guys are suffering.
Some says that God works in mysterious ways. How many years are we supposed to wait the mysterious way to happen, or how many generation or decade or more, some says patience is a virtue, but how many years, decade “patience” can be called virtue in this country. Maybe God only existed in reach country. I’m a half Christian and a half Muslim. I do believe God really exist in this world.
Posted by: Pinoy po Ako on May 29, 2009 01:13 AM
theres no doubt that the no 1 most corrupt government in asia is Philippines. and Im believe that time has come that Philippines will become the most corrupt governmernt in the world. the problem are in the people not in the government. people always ask what the government can do to the people..In my own opinion if the Filipino people don't change there attitude the country will fall. don't ask the government, what the government can do to the people but ask your self what you can do to the government
Posted by: Cris Alvin C. Abinales on June 12, 2009 09:20 PM
i am a filipino too a true blooded filipino..i should say that i am proud to be called "pinoy"in my own opinion corruption starts in a mind of a person so when everybody says that philippine government is the most corrupt especially if the one who said that is also pinoy..then he must be considered also as corrupt..more so we always blamed our government to what is happening to our country we always depend our own growth to our government so the tendency is., that, inflation rate is increasing and so as poverty so when the inflation rate and poverty increases the crime rate also increases.. but are we doing everything to help our government alleviate this kind of thing?If we filipinos do not change our attitude then the country will fall and divided..ask your self what can you do to help eradicate corruption and help improve our government?do not ask the government if what the government can do for you..?and besides philippine government will not be created without the will,consent and sovereignty of the filipino people election 2010 is approaching are you still voting for the same person who buy your votes?or should you think of receiving his money and vote for a candidate of your own choice ?what is the difference?does it make sense..think of it?
Posted by: anjho on June 19, 2009 07:01 AM
THE PHILIPPINE’S....The Land of Corrupt?????
There's this issue about changing the Constitution here in the Philippines,Well I think it’s not the constitution that has to be change, but the government official it’s self; starting from the lower to the higher department. Because politician’s here in the Philippine’s are corrupt in all aspect’s they haven’t done anything better to improve the country, maybe some might say that the people of the Philippine’s are those to blame and should help the government, but in my own opinion to these is politicians are the one who’s in the power and they where appointed by the people believing that they can help improve and make progress to this country. Shame on you politician’s that has a capability to govern a nation but instead your being controlled by an evil name called MONEY!!!
Posted by: Gian on July 11, 2009 04:57 AM
sad to say but true!! Philippines is the corrupt country in Asia. In my opinion not the government or the people to be blame about these. Its because WE Filipino's are lack of discipline and dreams. WAKE UP GUYS!! WE NEED TO START CHANGING OURSELF NOW and choose the right people who deserve to become a government officials..
Posted by: davaoeño on July 22, 2009 06:05 AM
A COUNTRY IS JUST A COUNTRY...WHAT MATTER MOST IS THE PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE! THE HECK WITH CORRUPTION WHAT MATTER MOST IS YOUR SINCEREST ATTITUDE TO DO GOOD AND AVOID EVIL! I am a proud Filipino because I know that I am poor but my Dignity is unquestionable....God Bless Philippines!
Posted by: Brave_heart on July 25, 2009 12:00 AM
Posted by: Diskorner on September 12, 2009 04:35 PM
In Romans 12:19-21 (King James Version, New Testament Bible), it is clearly stated; v19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
v20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. v21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
My implication is; we obviously know the rampant corruption in our Country, to help build the integrity of our nation once again, we should not tolerate nor sympathize with those corrupt officials or whoever they are, but, instead PRAY for them because the true Almighty God will be the one to execute justice against them. When our enemy needs help let us not hesitate to help them in any way, by doing so, they will be deeply stricken with their guilt conscience. That is the only way how righteousness will prevail. God Bless everyone!
Posted by: Philips on October 9, 2009 02:13 AM
The world must know that the Philippines is the most unique and strategic Country in the world. Just imagine a populous county, with about 91 million people or more, and with more or less 7,100 islands.
It is also recognized as the land of the braves, legends, living and dead and unsung heroes as well. Based from the history, it is the only country in the world who fought face-to-face in one-on-one combat against its foreign aggressors, with only native sword as its weapon, against highly sophiscated weaponry of the enemy. In 16th century, against the giant Spaniards, 19th century against the super power Americans, 20th century - world war-II fought hand-in-hand with the allied forces against the axis power, the human wave Japanese soldiers. Then, comes the 21st century, Filipinos are fighting against each other... unique! Isn't it?
Posted by: philip on October 14, 2009 02:47 AM
to underline a paticuler country as the most corrupt country in the world, i belive is an understatement to be mention. "let that man or woman who have travel to al countries in the world including africa be the first to put it black and white which country is corrupt" corruption is ominipresent is everywhere, it is dishonestly useing ones position or power to ones advantage, especailly for money. corruption has many diverse meaning and interpretations.i belive to determine corrption one need to have the approprate stalstitics to conclude any given country level of corruption. you dont seat in your seating room, and becouse of what you see in your tv set and with the previllage of being a writer or a jornalist conclude that a given country is corrupt. corrution has been in exeistence rigth from when adam the first man disobey his creator. am a nigerian, who has never travel outside the country but i belive my country is too corrupt to be compare to that of pillipines or even surpass it in terms of this epidemic called corruption.
Posted by: clem opara on October 15, 2009 08:30 AM
Please no offense to anyone! This is only for the world's record, i mean for the Guinnes Book.
No need to survey or make a tour around the world in a zoological environment. Just visit the Philippines once or twice or its up to you, anytime you like.
Believe it or not! The Philippines has the most number of LIVE CROCODILES! Yes, its true! They are well tamed, highly intelligent, so to speak, and they could even drive a car, luxury cars. They are roaming the streets of metro Manila in well framed military uniforms, how about that. Could you imagine such kind of animal?,huh! I'm not joking nor fooling anybody, for the word crocodile in Filipino language it means "BUWAYA".
These buwayas (crocodiles) are also being hired as bodyguards by the politicians, huh! So, be careful when you are in Manila, they might be watching you, and grab you forcibly and eat your meat till you be consumed. Huh, they knew whom i'm calling crocodiles, so, no more crocodiles in the zoo, because they were all be found in every streets of Metro Manila, or even in the provinces. BEWARE OF THEM, especially when you are driving your new car. HUH!
Posted by: randy de castro on October 21, 2009 03:19 AM
What about the corruption of USA itself where the most highest level of the its Government (President) Former President Bill Clinton involved in SEX scandal with MONICA. And do you think all presidents and its office of USA are extremely TRANSPARENT. Speak Honestly if you are really sincere.
Posted by: Ahtesham Hassan on November 17, 2009 11:58 PM
Does this mean Ireland is most corrupt country and Chad the least corrupt country?? Or the other way round?
Posted by: Walkers on November 18, 2009 01:55 PM
What about the corruption of USA itself
No doubt there is corruption in the United States. It is being fought against.
President Bill Clinton involved in SEX scandal with MONICA
Your basis of argument is faulty. It is not that he had sex with a woman, it is that he lied under oath and perjured himself.
do you think all presidents and its office of USA are extremely TRANSPARENT
No. Our current president came into office saying he would be the most transparent and then has bills put forth that are 2000 pages of convoluted BS to hide the real corruption within them.
Speak Honestly if you are really sincere.
Honest enough for you?
Posted by: Digger on November 18, 2009 04:38 PM
(UPDATE) Maguindanao massacre toll up at 50
ABS-CBN - Wednesday, November 25, 2009
(UPDATE 2) Maguindanao massacre death toll reaches 52
MANILA - Four more bodies have been unearthed from the "killing fields" in Ampatuan, Maguindanao province on Friday, bringing the death toll of the bloodiest election-related incident to 50.
I hope you are a newspaper-voracious reader, and you are aware of the above news-headline, dated 25 Nov. 2009.
This is what I meant, in my previous comments, concerning the situation in the Philippines. I am very much concerned with my beloved Country, because I is a true Filipino with Filipino blood and loved of my own people and country.
But, what is happening now is a clear abuse of power of some government officials in the Philippines. Just imagine, more than seven months more to go for 2010 election that is May of next year. But election related killings are already happening now,
and more killings are on the way?
What the heck are being done by be-medaled authorities in the Philippines? The chief of Staff and Commander-in-Chief?
Surely, this case is an added phenomenon to bundles of unsolved cases of killings that will only fade away as time passes by…huh!!!
Just like that!
Posted by: dondon on November 25, 2009 02:58 AM
I prefer to write my sentiment in this column, because I believe in its
My focus is about the criminal act committed by Ampatuan’s clan
in the Philippines. The delayed prosecution against them is attributed to the
vast corruption in the Philippines. The Ampatuan’s clan and its private army murdered
57 people in cold-blood, 30 of them were journalists, mostly Filipinos. The Ampatuans
committed the most heinous crime in history, and so they are no longer suspects, they
are guilty as criminals, and they are the most dangerous people, they are considered to be
world class criminals, murderers and killers.
Therefore, if justice is preeminent, they must be pursued urgently and have a
shoot-to-kill order against them.
But, apparently, a lot of trial court justices, military officers, outstanding lawyers and even
good investigators are extremely scared to prosecute the Ampatuans, because their lives
would be in danger, too, surely, they would be killed also, or they are being
bribe. And, worst-to-worst, the present administration obviously is codling up these
Apparently, in a most corrupt nation like the Philippines, it is hard to prosecute and
execute judgment against wealthy criminals, much more if the criminal is
a government official.
Believe it or not! The Department of Justice in the Philippines can be bribed. And, nowadays,
there is no government office in the Philippines that can not be bribed. Corruption is
a part of culture and a way of life in the Philippines. The Department of Education
of the Philippines, supposedly the back-bone of Education is now the back-bone
Today, the WORLD is watching and keenly observing
how justice is being serve in the Philippines.
Obviously, there is no justice in the Philippines.
NONE! NOTHING! ZERO!
Corruption and Injustice flock together!
Posted by: dondon on December 2, 2009 01:04 AM
nigeria is doing well to fight corruption
Posted by: shodehinde john on December 8, 2009 03:10 AM
Digger, thanks for posting this list. It was easy to find using Google.
Posted by: Mr. Natural on December 9, 2009 02:26 AM
Dumbasses, the philippines is not to be considered as the most corrupt country in the world.
Not even close in the whole asia!!!
There's this dumbass 'Hello Hello' who posted that he's been to China and Vietnam and concluded that there were no signs of corruption.
Have you heard of communism dumbass!? There's only one major political party there and that's the communist party of china or whatever.
My point being, The philippines is not the most corrupt country in the world let alone asia and southeast asia.
Thailand had 2+ oustings already!! They exiled their prime minister, while the philippines haven't exiled any major politican YET!!
So many ignorant filipinos replying in this...
Indonesia? anyone? have you heard of the poso killings?
ARROGANT, IGNORANT FILIPINOS STOP THINKING THAT OUR COUNTRY'S THE MOST CORRUPT EVER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!
WE'RE NOT THAT SPECIAL, AND THE WORLD DOESN'T REVOLVE AROUND US!!
Posted by: Marcsman on December 10, 2009 07:57 AM
I don't want to make this column an arena for debate! But, an extremely STUPID person like you must be indoctrinated, whoever you are.
My uttered statements were facts based from actual events happened everyday in-and-out of the country. Of-course, the world doesn’t revolve in one country alone, much more so with other countries.
The basis why there is a vast corruption in the Philippines, it is because a lot of Filipinos men and women, especially teachers from the Department of Education of the Philippines are craving for employment abroad, even in a war-zone area like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why are they doing it? Could you explain it to me RIGHT NOW!!!
You mentioned Thailand, yes, they ousted the former PM, but the economy of this country is sustainable, and a lot of Filipinos were given an ample opportunity to work in this country compared to the Philippines. Now prove to me, is there any people from Thailand or a Thai who happens to be looking for an employment in the Philippines, even one? Ha? But, you must go to Thailand and see for yourself that a lot of Filipino women mostly teachers are working even as Domestic Helper.
You don’t know what CORRUPTION means. Don’t you know that Marcos was ousted, because of corruption through peoples’-power?
If you are a Filipino, saying that the Philippines is not a corrupt country, then i hereby challenge you to prove it, by helping the OFWs all over the world, especially in Saudi Arabia, who are in jail, and those stranded in the Philippine Embassies around the world, and thousands of Filipino TNTs in the United States in all countries around the WORLD, even in Thailand, and help the scavengers in Metro-Manila, who were digging garbage in the smoky-mountain just to survive for their daily meals, and thousands of families whose houses were illegally demolished all around the Philippines, and millions of Filipinos considered to be permanent squatters in the Philippines. And, help the families of the victims of the Massacre in Maguindanao, and personally am asking help from you, whoever you are to help me, because I don’t have money
even to buy my lunch for today! I am a true Filipino, by birth! OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IF YOU CAN NOT DO MY CHALLENGES TO YOU, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T
HAVE EXISTED IN THIS WORLD.
Posted by: dondon on December 11, 2009 01:27 AM
TOO LONG DID NOT READ!!!
I'm not saying that the philippines is not a corrupt country you ignorant fuck!!
WHERE DID I SAY THAT IT'S NOT A CORRUPT COUNTRY!?
YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF DOGSHIT!!
My father experienced corruption throughout his entire life, he ran for mayor in sto. thomas davao del norte and for the first time in his life he felt that he was cheated out of something very important to him, he was initally leading, but a day later his numbers significantly dropped! WOW!! Just ONE freaking day, that's all it took!
FUCKING LIBERAL KNOW-IT-ALL!!
Oh and btw: I know how MARCOS got ousted, so don't act like you know every single piece of history that's happened in our country! I'm also a TRUE FILIPINO!!! AND PLEASE DON'T SAY THAT YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY CONSIDERED CORAZON AQUINO AS THE GREATEST PERSON WHO EVER LIVED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. I admired her because she realized that Marcos was too drunk with power so she HAD to do something.
But her administration sucked, she fucking hid under a bed for crying out loud! She's weak as a president but a very strong woman and housewife, let's just leave it at that.
Marcos actually ALMOST turned the philippines into one of the asian tigers. DAMN, he's that GOOD! But greed could empower anyone, INCLUDING THOSE DAMN PRIESTS WHO RUNS FOR MAYOR, CONGRESS, ETC.
WHY ARE THEY EMIGRATING, YOU SAY?
THERE'S THING CALLED 'CRAB MENTALITY'
IT EXISTED WHEN THE SPANIARDS TOOK OVER!!
The reason why they go abroad is because they are ashamed and misjudge the philippines as a country with little to no job opportunities at all, hell THEY EVEN WANT TO BE WHITE!!
majority of the filipinos i've met and seen are so obsessed with the yanks that they actually try to copy them!! MIMIC THEIR EVERY MOVE AND EVEN TRY TO BECOME WHITE!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING BROWN!?
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF MAJORITY OF THE FILIPINOS ARE A BUNCH OF RACIST BASTARDS, WHENEVER THEY SEE A NEGRO IN THE PHILIPPINES THEY FUCKING DISCRIMINATE HIM LIKE HE'S SOME KIND OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL SENTIENT!
SO STOP ACTING LIKE YOU'RE THE ONLY INTELLECTUAL PINOY LEFT IN THE WHOLE FUKING WORLD WITH YOUR STUPID ASSUMPTIONS AND LIBERAL PROPAGANDAS!!
Don't act like such a know-it-all prick!
Well most of you liberals are!! I hate OBAMA!!
Posted by: Marcsman on December 11, 2009 04:48 AM
I am a proud mongolian however i am internationally raised. I lived in the Philliphines and seen it's potential. Philliphines has every thing to be strong. Alot of the people speak english, and lots of people accept low pay. Development is only caused by the goverment and the leader. Mongolia is practically nothing compared to the Philliphines. You can see poor people all over the place. Homeless, very few population it is compared to the neighbouring countries. Corruption is caused when when the leader is weak. A revolution is one of the keys to destroy a goverment. However the only change a country can is to change themselves.
Posted by: Unknown on December 14, 2009 08:19 PM
I've read a very bad and worst comments about Filipinos branded as racist and liberals, mimic and try copying white people? What's wrong with it man?
I was really amazed and wondering why such irrelevant statements inflected in this column, supposedly meant for the most corrupt countries in the world only!
Such bad statements could cause pain and break the hearts of true Filipinos. Whoever stated it, I consider him or her as the most stupid person i'd ever known in my whole life! Whoever you are, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING!
You did not learn anything good from the school you'd attended! Your statements were all irrational as you are.
You are also one of the corrupt persons trying to cover-up with such statements, I know who you are BRAGGARD, STUPID and DRUG-ADDICT!
You are not a true Filipino! You're a DEVIL!
GET THE HENCE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
You're highly arrogant, sarcastic, dogmatic and you have that kind of satanic mentality. You are crazy and highly qualified to be detained in a mental hospital forever!!!
Posted by: randy on December 17, 2009 11:30 PM
how dare you call me satan?
you piece of shit!!
you brand me these kinds of things when you don't have proof of it.
you're begging the question my friend, hyprocrite liberal fucks like you hate people like me because unlike you I don't worship and brand obama as a prophet.
Such bad statements!? It's true is it not? people like you are the ones who crave the truth, well there it is!! that's the truth!!
You sir are a weak individual!! GROW SOME FUCKING BALLS!!! This is a reality check to all of you ignorant assholes!!
You were amazed? that's because you think you live in a perfect utopian world and when something goes wrong you blame it all on the government and not YOURSELVES!!!
you call me the devil!?
the devil seduces and manipulates people!! you see me manipulating anyone? again you and your indoctrinated filled mind with liberal propaganda!!!
KIDS THESE DAYS!!
Posted by: Marcsman on December 19, 2009 04:41 AM
While there is a certain liberty you bear as an author to voice your opinion, it must go hand in hand with critical thinking. I've lived in India most of my life and I can see why you would call the country corrupt. Corruption in the political system arises out of greed, but in the working class there is little or none at all. It is this working class that handles your precious data. We couldn't care less about your bank accounts, your SSNs etc. We're raised with the idea of staying out of legal trouble and more importantly, with the ideal of making India corruption free.
It is interesting though that you do not mention corruption in your own country. I've lived in your country for a significant enough fraction to have seen cops who will pull you over for no reason, racist driving inspectors and the like. I rather like how vigorous the candidate selection for the presidential elections are, but there are also so many Wall Street phonies who've been outed recently, government conspiracies to bring down Lehman brothers. Your very own moviemakers bring out 'true' stories of corruption on the big screen. How come your own country doesn't figure in this list? Even at the bottom? Very presumptuous and typically narcissistic, are we?
Posted by: Deepika Vasudevan on December 19, 2009 08:43 AM
Sweden is the most corrupted country in the world!
Posted by: corruptio on January 1, 2010 10:31 PM
Please, i hate when i here that Nigeria is corrupt,cause those that say and write that where have they been to in Nigeria they only visit the worst places in the country and concluded,as for me i have lived in Nigeria all my life,the people there are just like any other people,or will you say that in USA,that there are no corrupt people there,those blacks that sell and smuggle drugs who do they buy it from and who do they sell it to when they travel out,is it not the whites?.Please every booty should mind...........
Posted by: vanni Bam O on January 8, 2010 06:52 AM
Presently which is the most corrupt country in the world.
Posted by: Clifford on January 14, 2010 05:06 AM
Posted by: Walkers at November 18, 2009 01:55 PM :
"Does this mean Ireland is most corrupt country and Chad the least corrupt country?? Or the other way round?"
- Sheesh, do you really have to ask? What the bloody heck do you think? And secondly, it says Iceland, nor Ireland. Different countries.
Posted by: SweViking on January 25, 2010 07:45 PM
I am an Indian, and believe me, I know what you are saying about the corruption in India, having experienced it first hand.
Nevertheless, I don't think you need to worry about your SSN and so on. Its the government that is corrupt, not the private sector. They are not saints, but they are not government employees either.
Posted by: Ravi on February 3, 2010 04:17 PM
I can’t believe nobody has commented on Cameroon (La Republique Du Cameroun). That should have been the worst or the most corrupt country on the planet earth. If your research is based on the definition of corruption, (The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain, and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country's public officials and politicians) then you have to re-do your list. The president has been in power for over 28years? Common people, this the 21st century for the sake of God. He just recently changed the constitution again so he can stay in power. Even the major opposition leader of the SDF party has been the leader of that party as long as the party has been in existence. I think all we need in that county today is a Divine intervention.
All I’m trying to say is that Cameroon should be the number one on your list Digger.
Thanks for the Opportunity though.
Posted by: Leslie Mofor on March 1, 2010 05:17 PM
Richard Gordon for president. Last chance.
Posted by: Pinoy on March 8, 2010 07:19 PM
No question about it. Philipines is the most corrupt country in the world! This is one of the reasons why i am ashame of being a filipino!
Posted by: Don Manuel on March 20, 2010 05:17 AM
ugh! ouch! you filipinos, how dare u talk such things about ur country? i pity us. "THINGS THAT WE DON'T KNOW WON'T HURT US" it realy hurts to know all these mind bogling things yet we can't do anything. i feel we're living in this idiotic way of "BAHALA NA" no matter what we do, it will b a waste in no time. it has become part of our culture and tradition. damn to those who says give your share to a change. it's just as hopeless as to try to bite your own elbows. if you will think about it deeply, you will end up loosing your sanity. i somewhat regret visiting this blog area, i feel im so sick and weak right now, wanna vomittt! i hate my ancestors who brought me here!
Posted by: joy dimarucut on March 24, 2010 09:53 PM
For me, corruption starts within ourselves. If people wouldnt be manipulated nor bribed at all, then none of this would ever have existed; or if it did it wouldnt be that much.
I am a bonafide true-blooded filipino. I do admit that I do have my own flaws on my upbringing but I am very aware of the fact that none of these elected government officials are sincere enough to help us at all. The only reason why someone would want to run as a government official is to be "RICH", there is much greed within our country that only a few who are willing and able to serve help us in a just way. Sadly, they are silenced and influenced by other's. I admit that I DO NOT PRACTICE MY RIGHT TO VOTE/ SUFFRAGE. I do not see any point at all voting. It pains me to see that the country that I dearly loved is being devoured by money and power.
In our country, without aid from government and non-government employees, you'll see bribery and manipulation everywhere. Corruption starts from small things. It is like a cancer that spreads so fast. I just do hope that the fuure filipinos would once open their minds and give out an all-out support to my fellow countrymen. That we would be in service not just for the good of the few but for the good of the many. We maybe sick now but what I do know, that someday we may learn from all of this.
Posted by: Carlo on April 20, 2010 03:00 AM
puking ina!puro mandurugas at mandarampong mga tao sa philippines!walanghiya kayo!mga magnanakaw!Gloria macapagal Arroyo=Thief
Posted by: chino de leon on April 26, 2010 02:47 AM
Burrn in hell!!!Philippine's Goverment and it's people are corrupt like maggots eating away at a dead corpse...THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD BE THE MOST CORRUPT AND DISHONEST COUNTRY AND IT'S PEOPLE IN THE FACE OF THIS EARTH!!!
Posted by: chino de leon on April 26, 2010 02:50 AM
I may not be sure if we notice ourselves... So far, in this blog, we are the only ones degrading ourselves to the lowest levels of declaring our country and ourselves to be corrupt and or wanted our country to be known as the most corrupt/ worst country in the whole wide world... It only clearly bespeak of WHO you/ we really are or wanted to be known... Kaya please paki hinto na po yang pagla lobby nyo't pagsisigaw sa buong mundo na ang lahing Filipino ang pinaka masamang lahi sa buong mundo, PLEASE lang! YES, we have to care for ourselves...to change for the BETTER...for our country...for our children's children... The real problem is our very selves... Human beings are basically flawed...Only GOD can change us- "If my people who are called by my name will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY, REPENT and TURN from their wicked ways...THEN I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and will heal their land...". TRUE CHANGE should COME FROM the INSIDE and then OUT. Could we start it now??? Let us please start it to our very selves...
Posted by: Dexter D. Degala on May 11, 2010 05:53 AM
THE MOST CORRUPT IS BRAZIL. The government is hiding it, but 99% of politicians are corrupt.
Posted by: Amanda on May 17, 2010 05:40 PM
you philipinos are funny with all your ranting.this was a funny read.i live in the usa and we are the shit. all you other countries can suck it.we will use up all your natural resources until you resemble pitiful raisins.if the world was at war again who do you think would come out on top?not any of you.
Posted by: Sattanish on May 26, 2010 05:53 PM
corruption is human nature,,no matter where you go ,you get the corruptiong in one form or the other,
it checks your guts as well, if you are affraid of you will not go for it and save your self if you get any backfire from it,
there is corruption in all european countries and it has been since ages,
but doen not go into air,,,if you get a chance for corruption you will go ahead and do it,
but if you are scared enough you wont, so, its upon the bloody individual not the country ,,you tosser,,,,
Posted by: mike on June 4, 2010 04:28 AM
I read your articles above and while I am not filipino I have experienced your corruptiion first hand.
The san fernando PNP raided my apartment with a false warrant and confiscated anything they could get their greedy hands on ..even phones and ipods they knew did not belong to me but people living there...along with my flight ticket back home costing $1200.
They forced me and my gf 320,000pesos to go free by threating with many things happening to us if we did not...not just your basic bribe.. release and drop the charges only after payment.
Returning back home they then lied and still charged me with offenses that I did not do.
Fighting with my lawyer to do things it took me nearly a year to get the bogus case dissmissed after hounding my attorney to move to another judge....how many times can his wife get cancer or sick or holidays.......even then my laywer got paid to bribe the judge to return my stuff. My laywer missed filing a release to do it and asked for more payment to file a case, another 50,000pesos.
I found another attorney to submit for release of my stuff costing only 500pesos and even though a judge ordered there return ....the PNP laughed at the judges order and still wont return it after another 8 months.
On seeing the judge who made the order...he said to file a "Motion to Cite" and maybe he might do something about it (gave me real confidence hearing that).
Even if after I file the Motion to Cite ...who is to say the will laugh at that one also.
The judicial system is a big joke over there..thats why you have so much corruption..it really gives the PNP the power to do what ever they like if judges let them do it....so it leads me to believe the judicial system is as corrupt as the police and goverment.
I think their moto is "foreigners are easy target" which is sad as they need tourism more than any country in the world.
I really feel so sad for the people as they dont have the funds to fight such corruption on all levels.
I wish there was a greater power like a GOD to sort the mess out over there but I cant see that happening this century or come to think of it the next.
The government, judges, police and attorneys...what their people to be poor..so it gives them surpreme power, maybe and I hope not all but a big majority.
I give the poor filipino people one thing...they have never give up their faith in god even how futile that is.
Maybe one day GOD will do his job.
Posted by: bribed on June 19, 2010 01:13 AM
If you're a Filipino, it's good that you fully accept the sad truth that there is corruption. The question is, what will you do? The problem is, we are so aware and used to it that it is already included in our lifestyle or even culture.
Posted by: blabla on June 20, 2010 05:00 AM
What people think is that only people in the government can be corrupt, but using the road as a trash can is corruption, loading and unloading in prohibited areas are corruption. In simple words, every time you use public resources in other ways besides its function just to benefit yourself is corruption. And i guess every Filipino is guilt of it...
Posted by: shish on June 30, 2010 08:16 AM
fuck u bangladesh no longer is champion in corruption. So I think the list should be renewed
Posted by: Ratul on July 2, 2010 07:37 AM
Indonesia is the most corrupt country for me, the customs in Jakarta and even Surabaya hold our containers for NO REASON. they asking for a payment of 500 JUTA. thats around 64,246 USD. so open up your eyes and dont invest to this country that are so corrupt.
Posted by: jj on July 4, 2010 11:22 PM
Switzerland is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, because all the money stolen by corrupt African, Asian and South American leaders are kept in Swiss banks. Go get some better criteria for your ranking..watch out for Africa....we are taking over.the world soon..
Posted by: Bidex on July 14, 2010 04:49 PM
digger dear, if you bring call centers to usa then the costs of maintaining them are enough to suck the employers dry. And not to forget incompetency..seriously indian guys go out of their way to help you out; while in service centers in the usa you get devil may care attitude after a while on the phone. you seem to have little knowledge about other countries unsurprisingly. as long as one's not dealing with public sector you don't see corruption in day to day activities. may be your suggestion should be considered and let the call centers into less corrupt countries and pay the same salaries as indians draw...then wait and see how long it keeps us all happy. we have bigger scams in this part of the world...insurance for e.g...well i rather deal with corruption one's in a while than being under tyranny of insurance companies. i'd say go live in the corrupted countries and if you learn to work your way through corruption which you can, then i bet you'd appreciate "corrupted countries" better than the most transparent nations.
Posted by: vg on July 17, 2010 10:58 AM
I have been reading all the comments here about corruption. And you know what, i think one should tell the media to read all the blogs here. As for the Philippines, which is really hammered here, it is really true that there is massive corruption here. Almost all government agencies are so corrupt. They know who they are!Hoy gising mga corrupt kayo! Down to the last worker in the government, only 1% had good morals. I challenge them. Can you dare say that there is no corruption???? Where are all the taxes collected every month? Does anyone of you know how much tax is being collected monthly??? We all have the right to know the tax collection and what are your budget for our country our beloved new Mr. President. Your SONA was impressive. Hope your fight against corruption will really be a great success. Because i can tell you know, left right and center those people surrounding you have greedy thoughts as well. Let them feel that you mean what you say. Let tthem feel na dapat matakot na sila ngayon kasi bago na ang President , anytrime may surprise audit!!! Please let us know the total tax collected monthly, be the first transparent President please. You can make a difference. You have a lot of eyes & ears here.
Posted by: Linda on July 30, 2010 02:13 AM
AMERICAN CORRUPTION is so much worse than displayed here. It's just that 99% of Americans are such morons - they don't realize how much they're being screwed.
Posted by: js on August 10, 2010 01:29 AM
I'm really amazed with the fate of the 57 souls massacred in cold blood - last November 2009 in Maguindanao, Philippines, until this very time there is no clear-cut and unbiased judgement regarding that murder case. That case must be considered the top heinous crime of all times, among crimes committed in the history of crimes in the Philippines. And it must be posted conspicuously surrounding the NBI headquarters.
It seems the case had been deeply and badly whitewashed, by using the basic underground tools. Bribery!
Could we not find anymore honest, trustworthy and god-fearing justice in the Philippines? Anyway, it's been
so long now that still, "...for the Love of MONEY is the root of all evils!"
And, Filipino justices regardless of who they are, worshipping MONEY since they passed the bar exams.
BON VOYAGE TO HELL!!!!!
Posted by: don2 on August 17, 2010 05:03 AM
The Department of Education of the Philippines or Dep.Ed., supposedly the role model of educating the youth for the best education they really deserve, is not doing their part.
His Excellency President Benigno Noynoy Aquino III must dig into some anomalous, scandalous and extreme corruptions being done by
some officials in the rank-in-files down to the school heads.
Classroom teachers are the most affected with their abusive
and unbecoming acts. It is very obvious that instead of punishing
the guilty party they were assigned to some remote areas and
promoted to higher rank, that is why most of them are abusing
and regarded as “Spoiled brats!”
Posted by: randy on August 26, 2010 12:23 AM
people of the world, where is your CONSCIENCE? be afraid of karma
Posted by: Ana Alexa V. on August 31, 2010 07:47 AM
We filipinos always pinpoint our government as the real source of corruption. Have you tried asking yourself if you hadnt done any corrupt acts? Even if you just simply giving the traffic enforcer money so that you can evade the charges on your reckless driving, you are as well contributor to the corruption you are talking about. Let's just face the problem and avoid babbling about this none ending corruption discussions... Let's move on and help our country. It starts with loving yourself and loving being a filipino, be proud ow what you are. Help those who are in need even the simpliest help you can offer. Putting corruption an end is not an overnight work for all of us, it will start with the simpliest things and in every one of us... I love Philippines and I love being a filipino. I hope every filipino does the way I love our country.
Posted by: euieLC on October 5, 2010 04:30 AM
I’m deeply concerned of what’s happening in my beloved country the Philippines. I am a true Filipino by birth, in words and indeed. I just want to clarify that Filipinos are not corrupt and never been committed any forms of corruption ever since. I’m talking about the native Filipinos who are residing in the mountains, they could not even know how to spell correctly the word corruption and never experience to participate in any electoral proceedings, and they have no knowledge about what’s happening in the city and in their surroundings. They are the cleanest people in the world, for they never know how to commit crime of any means. They are happy to have feed themselves even once a day.
The economic downfall of the Philippines is due to the bad influenced of foreigners – the westerners, Europeans and especially the Chinese. It is estimated about 90 percent of commercial industries throughout the Philippines now being controlled by the Chinese and other foreign investors, just a few business industries owned by Filipino. Think about it!
We can not deny that most Filipinos nowadays, be a native Filipino or not is being affected economically.
Posted by: randy on October 22, 2010 02:30 AM
The "Corruption Perceptions Index 2010 Results" has been released by the Transparency International: The Global Coalition against Corruption. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index is based on 13 independent surveys. However, not all surveys include all countries. The results state that Somalia is the most corrupt country while Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore tie for first place with scores of 9.3, meaning they were seen as having the least amount of corruption, the organization said. As expected, Philippines is one the Top 50 2010 Most Corrupt Countries.
Posted by: Most Corrupt Countries on November 1, 2010 11:26 AM
oh my God! your analysis is kinda bad.......
ivory coast supposed to be somewhere forward and Haiti
honestly i was reading you ranking from the bottom.
what! what is nigeria doing there?? a well known corrupt country !
Posted by: mina on November 28, 2010 11:00 AM
I don't know wy people call India a corrupt country .......... Govt officials are corrupt...... I know ..but general Indian is so hard working & peace loving ..tht they don't want to get in any kind of mess ........
If u r talkng abt call centres .let me tell u 1 thng if we replace all call centres fron India to US thn all ur bank account will be emptied in days ........ & europeans are so racist tht if transfer thm to Europe thn they will take calls frm europens only ........... I've been in many europen countries and they are so racist tht they think ...they r d king & no one else exist in d word. they are so ignorant abt rest of d world............ thy only know 2 thngs......... their own country & USA
Posted by: proud to be Indian on December 25, 2010 01:13 AM
I THINK CORRUPTION IN THE PHILIPPINES STARTS WITH THE POLITICS...BECAUSE PHILIPPINES IS JUST A GREAT COUNTRY RICH IN CULTURE AND RICH OF LOVE AND THE MOST HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH EVEN THEY DON'T EAT THREE TIMES A DAY BUT THE FILIPINO PEOPLE JUST LAUGH AND LAUGH I LOVE PHILIPPINES SO MUCH AND I LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THAT COUNTRY TO ALL FILIPINO'S I AM SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS BECAUSE FILIPINO IS VERY KNOWN AS A HARD WORKING AND TRUSTED PEOPLE ON EARTH I LOVE PHILIPPINES
Posted by: MAHAL KO ANG PINAS on January 5, 2011 06:28 AM
DEAR I AM AN INDIAN..... I FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN PEOPLE BLAME ON EACH OTHER...... AS I FEEL THAT I SHOULD CHANGE MYSELF... RATHER THEN BLAME OTHERS IF I ABLE TO CHANGE MYSELF I CAN CHANGE MY FAMILY AND SO ON...SO PLS CHANGE YOURSELF...
Posted by: TAJESH KUMAR on January 24, 2011 04:52 AM
Yeah yeah we all know how honest americans are. India is the 2nd fastest growing economy and not without a reason. Period. If it were so corrupt it would not be. And quite frankly nobody gives a rats ass about your credit cards. Why did your president come to india begging indians to sign deals with you "honest" guys. What a load of horse shit.
Posted by: Tar on May 31, 2011 12:38 PM
Singapore, Denmark and New Zealand - least corrupt? But, how corrupt REALLY is the United States????
Posted by: antivirus.exe on June 27, 2011 04:08 AM
stop blaming the government of whats happening to our country. Change starts in our selves. If you want change, let's start by changing ourselves into a better, God fearing person. I don't care of politics but government is only one reason on why we are not in progress.....Think about it....Don't be ashamed of your heritage.
Posted by: nowords on July 9, 2011 10:07 AM
Not all Filipino people don't eat 3 times a day, some even eat 4 times a day including midnight snacks. hehe. Most Filipinos speak English very well, some born outside Philippines said that they don't like the way of teaching in the country, but they are just boastful, not proud of their heritage, can't they see that Filipinos need not study too much to excel in other stuff, Filipinos are born smart and we just have hot temper for we blame others on our situation in life. Politics is only one of the reason on why we are poor. Remember that we make our own decisions in life, we do not tent to rely on others for our shadow even leave us when we are in darkness....On one hand, I still feel the presence of my shadow even when I'm in the dark .
Posted by: nowords on July 9, 2011 10:23 AM
One guy here said that the Philippines has everything to be strong. One example is the majority of the people can speak English. Most of the signs are English. It's that maybe they can't use the resources properly.
Posted by: antivirus.exe on August 27, 2011 02:35 AM
If we consider, abortion, homosexuality, divorce, contraception, feminism, pornography, immodesty in dress and actions, drunkeness, fraud, drugs, corruption of office and postions, governmental corruption, fraud, and crime, judicial injustice, corruption and crime, military corruption (collateral damage = killing innocent civilians), starting wars for oil and geo-political gain, etc, then America and Western Europe take the cake of most corrupt nations.
Posted by: Robert on December 20, 2011 05:27 PM