Palace is satisfied with latest transparency international result

This one from the Inquirer:

TI ranked the Philippines this year at 134th from last year’s 139th in the transparency and good governance index.

“We’re just four months old, Mia, and the fact that we improved in the ranking says something about our determination to promote good governance,” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in response to a reporter’s question during a news briefing on Wednesday.

“We’ll continue to do our part in the promotion of good governance,” he added.

You can find a PDF of the report, here.

Are you satisfied with this report given that the Administration is only 4 months old?

The ProPinoy Project

  • Keep on going Noy Noy, now that the ball is rolling keep up the momentum. Be relentless, tireless and focussed. see the rats run.
    I believe that Noy Noy shall clean the face of the Philipennes abroad and build up a New Age for his people. Purge, Prosecute and Impeach the whole damned lot- no better than war criminals of the Nuremburg trials. No excuses- GMA ruined the nation, now its time to pay back.

  • OFW-accountant in Maryland

    “That corruption-ranking is costing jobs for Pinoys in Pilipinas. Everything else being equal, investors would avoid Pilipinas (ranking 134) to go to Indonesia (110), Thailand (78) or China (78).” — UPngrad

    What Lacierda should have said is that Malacanang is not happy that the Philippine government is considered very corrupt which is why President Aquino is persistently working against corruption, smuggling, tax-evasion, cronyism and favoritism in his government.

  • UP nn grad

    Pilipinas Supreme Court has approved the increase in SLEX toll.

    Now think — will a Chinese investor want a higher or lower rate-of-return for a Pilipinas project given that Pilipinas TRB still refuses to raise the SLEX toll.

    “Cannot rely on contracts” translates to “riskier project”, and investors participate in higher-risk projects only when those projects offer much higher returns.

  • UP nn grad

    The report is more about the GMA administration that it is about Noynoy administration. The 2010 results “…are drawn from 13 surveys and assessments published between January 2009 and September 2010.” Pilipinas made improvements, but Pilipinas remains very corrupt.

    That corruption-ranking is costing jobs for Pinoys in Pilipinas. Everything else being equal, investors would avoid Pilipinas (ranking 134) to go to Indonesia (110), Thailand (78) or China (78), Mexico (98) or Egypt (98) or Vietnam (116).