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Philippines slightly improves in 2018 global corruption index

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

The country gets a score of 36, up from 34 in 2017. It ranks 99th out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

Crackdown on media, NGOs linked to low global corruption index scores

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Transparency International says, 'Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up'

PH slips in 2017 global corruption index

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 AM

(UPDATED) With a score of 34, the Philippines ranks 111th out of 180 countries in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International

Why worry about Filipinos online being 'most ignorant'?

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The results of a 2017 Ipsos survey on the Perils of Perception may explain in part Filipinos' aggressiveness on social media and the quick spread of fake news

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

Filipinos are 3rd most ignorant of key issues – report

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:42 PM

According to Ipsos MORI's 'Perils of Perceptions 2017,' Filipinos rank as the third most ignorant people in the world in terms of knowledge on key issues such as murder, terrorism, health, and religion, to name some

Understanding public support for Duterte's drugs war

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What the seemingly contradictory results of the Pulse Asia and SWS surveys in December 2016 tell us

'I'M A PUSHER.' A woman mourns the loss of her husband, next to a placard which reads, 'I'm a pusher.' Her husband was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Sereno: Extrajudicial killings a setback in judicial reforms

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Chief Justice Sereno urges the police to reflect on the way they have performed their duties that led to the increase of unsolved killings linked to war on drugs

JUDICIAL REFORMS. Chief Justice Sereno speaks of judicial reforms at the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) Inaugural Meeting. Photo by SC PIO

PH ranking in global corruption index worsens

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Transparency International s Corruption Perceptions Index says it is too early to tell how the government s war on drugs could affect corruption in the Philippines

Rise in populism risks worsening corruption – watchdog

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Transparency International: In countries with populist or autocratic leaders we often see democracies in decline and a disturbing pattern of attempts to crack down on civil society limit press freedom and weaken the independence of the judiciary

A woman holds a placard reading 'Justice not Corruption' during a protest against the corruption and the government in Bucharest January 22, 2017. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Impact of corruption on the Philippines

Aug 10, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Sums lost to corruption could have been used for education health or infrastructure

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Maine Mendoza pens essay: 'We are not born to please everybody'

Jul 25, 2016 - 2:48 PM

I would never change who I am just to conform to the norms of this industry Maine writes

TIMELINE: anti-corruption initiatives in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Know more about efforts to curb corruption in the Philippines

Why an environmentalist chose to join gov’t to fight corruption

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Here s what professor turned commissioner Laode M Syarif plans to achieve during his time at the Corruption Eradication Commission

PH anti-corruption drive most improved – PERC

May 06, 2016 - 5:28 PM

A think tank credits the Aquino administration for the more than 5 improvement in the Philippines grade in fighting corruption in its survey on 16 nations

IMPROVED. The Philippines climbs to 10th place in PERC’s 2016 Report on Corruption. Image from PERC's Asian Intelligence report

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Jan 27, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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PH slides in global corruption ranking

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The Philippines is now ranked 95th among 168 countries included in Transparency International s Corruption Perceptions Index

Emerging giants plagued by corruption – anti-graft watchdog

Jan 27, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Anti graft watchdog Transparency International in its Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 report cites massive scandals in Brazil and Malaysia as cause for concern

SCANDAL-PLAGUED. A file picture dated September 3, 2010 shows an exterior view of the Brazilian state-owner oil company Petrobras' headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. EPA file photo

#SG50: Why Singapore is a model for global competitiveness

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Sensible policies like Singapore implements can serve as guide to the Philippines which is now planting its feet in the global competitiveness arena

FAST FACTS: Singapore world records

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Here are some of the many accolades that Singapore has earned through the years

GATEWAY. Singapore is a gateway of European investors and tourists to ASEAN, which the Philippines is part of. File photo by Rappler

What stats, surveys say about Aquino's fight vs corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler looks at various statistics data and surveys and finds a combination of good and bad on the Aquino administration s anti corruption campaign

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city while Davao del Sur heads the provinces according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

Start a business in 8 days and 6 steps, gov’t promises

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The reforms are designed to push the country into the top 3 of globally competitive economies

New reforms cut the time it takes to register a new business by more than 4 times

Corruption worsening in Turkey, China – Transparency

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:50 AM

This year Transparency International also highlights the role multinational banks and the world s financial centers play in allowing the dodgy elites of some developing countries to stash away or launder ill gotten millions

Corruption Perceptions Index map. Map courtesy Transparency International

Indonesia seen to be 'slightly' less corrupt – new survey

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Indonesia ranks 107th out of 175 countries in the new Corruption Perceptions Index for 2014 up from 114th in 2013 and 118th in 2012

GUILTY. Former Indonesian Constitutional Court chief Akil Mochtar was convicted of corruption in June 2014 in one of the biggest graft scandals in the country the past year. Photo by EPA

PH perceived to be less corrupt – 2014 global survey

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:18 PM

The Philippines places 85 out of 175 countries in Transparency International s Corruption Perceptions Index up from 94 in 2013

LOOKING UP. The Philippines improves its ranking in Transparency International's 2014 global corruption survey. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Sharp or flat: Gene clues into musical ability

Mar 12, 2014 - 3:47 PM

In a study published Tuesday March 11 that compared hundreds of individuals scientists said part of musical ability may lie in some genes that detect and interpret sounds

SOUND PERCEPTION. Genetics may play a role in determining whether a person has musical ability

Culture shock: Does it matter if you're brown or white?

Jan 06, 2014 - 3:25 PM

I find it baffling and ironic how white skin is seen as the ‘holy grail’ of skin tones

Matuwid na Daan: Just another bubble?

Dec 15, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Are we winning the fight against corruption? And if so how can we sustain this beyond 2016?


PH improves in global corruption survey

Dec 03, 2013 - 2:35 PM

The Aquino administration improves its rating at the height of its worst corruption related crisis

HEROES LIKE BONIFACIO. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio at the Bonifacio National Monument in Caloocan City on Nov 30, 2013. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Are investors scared of the pork barrel scandal?

Sep 06, 2013 - 8:15 AM

It is too early to tell the impact of the recent pork scandal among investors in the country an economist and a business expert say

Journalism, criticism, and debate

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The struggle for journalism is for its practitioners to want to struggle to be journalists every day

Victor Barreiro Jr.