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Philippine politicians most corrupt
In its recently released Global Corruption Barometer 2010 the organization said that 69 percent of Filipinos believed that the level of corruption in the country increased over the past three years.
Only 6 percent said that corruption in the Philippines decreased and 25 percent said that it stayed the same.
In terms of the Aquino administration's action in the fight against corruption, the TI survey showed that 48 percent of Filipinos believed it was "ineffective," 28 percent, "effective," and 24 percent, "neither."
The survey said that the most corrupt in the country were political parties, 3.6 percent; police, 3.6 percent; parliament/legislature, 3.5 percent; public officials, 3.5 percent; judiciary, 3.1 percent; military, 2.9 percent; business/private sector, 2.9 percent; education system, 2.7 percent; and nongovernment agencies, 2.4 percent.
The least corrupt were media, 2 percent and religious bodies, 1.9 percent.
The 2010 Global Corruption Barometer surveyed more than 91,000 people in 86 countries and territories.
Focusing on petty bribery, perceptions of public institutions and views of whom people trust to combat corruption, it was carried out between June 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010. Gallup International conducted the survey.
The 2010 Barometer also explored who people trust the most to fight corruption in their countries.
In the Philippines, 1,000 were surveyed between June 21 and July 7 this year, representing a population of 65.37 million.
In other Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, 43 percent believed that the level of corruption in the last three years increased; Malaysia, 46 percent; Thailand, 29 percent; and Vietnam, 63 percent.
In its earlier 2010 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Report, TI said that the Philippines was ranked 134th with a score of 2.4 among 178th countries, better than its 139th ranking in 2009.
In 2008, the country was ranked 141st with a score of 2.3.
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