The discussion above has shown us how the government procurement process works in the Philippines. We have seen its strengths, its flaws, how private individuals, corporate entities, and even people in government have manipulated it to suit their own interests, with not a care about the repercussions to the nation’s coffers, and the people’s protracted struggle for clean and good governance.
Apart from limitations like lack of public representation in bidding and awards committees, RA 9184 still remains unfamiliar to the general public, and, unfortunately, even to government. GPPB arrived at this conclusion in February 2009 after its consultations on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the law with different local government units across the country. It later came out with a summary of recommendations to address this issue, including these:
But Senator Lacson is wrong in raising corruption as an issue. Firstly, he is not free from criminal allegations either. Secondly, using corruption as a platform to advance political objectives only worsens the already tarnished image of the Philippines.
We are not saying that we should ignore the issue as if it does not exist. Corruption is a social malaise and a perversion of social values. It should be every nation’s goal to have a fair, just and honest government. But to bring out corruption as a daily political agenda is not the right way to go, especially with the presidential election in sight. The issue should be tackled in a more constructive manner with some form of an agreement from opposing political parties on how to fight corruption.
Besides, eradication of corruption should not, and cannot, rest solely on the government of the day, or by the opposition. It should be part of a continuing and concerted national effort by those who govern and by those who are governed.
His essays have been published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippines Corruption Report 12 Aug 2015 Corruption presents significant business risks in the Philippines.
(iii) Other Beating Corruption in Philippines | The Diplomat 22 May 2012 If the Philippines wants to beat corruption, it may need to change the relationship I've repeatedly written about corruption, and The Asia Foundation has the former ombudsman (anti-graft prosecutor) that led The Economist to ask A recent paper introduces a considerably more complex formal model THE FILIPINO MIND: Corruption in our Homeland - A Symptom of 8 Oct 2013 Examples of large-scale public graft and corruption include: .
(iii) Other Graft and Corruption Essay Sample - Bla Bla Writing Social Graft manipulation, flattery and other corrupt practices used to secure unmerited There are 8 types of corruption frequently practiced in the Philippines Corruption in the Philippines - The Economist 29 Aug 2013 Mr Marcos is long gone, but graft remains the bane of the Philippines.
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So you see Sir, all the above are impossible to happen. Which is why it is also next to impossible to see some change in our government, or in the perception of our country as corrupt.
Another way to end corruption is for the catholic church, and any other religious sect to take an active part in condemming corruption. Heck yeah, ostracize any public official who were found to be guilty of corruption…close the doors of the church to them, publish a pastoral letter denouncing Mr. So and So, and Mrs. So and So and their acts.