PH score in world corruption index falls to lowest in 5 years

PH score in world corruption index falls to lowest in 5 years ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 22 2018 12:34 PM
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MANILA – The Philippines has obtained its lowest score in a global corruption ranking in 5 years, slipping 10 places.
According to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published Wednesday, the Philippines placed 111th out of 180 countries surveyed in 2017, with a score of 34 out of 100.
The last time the country scored as low was in 2012. In 2016, the ranked 101st with a score of 35.
The CPI also placed the Philippines alongside India and the Maldives as “among the worst regional offenders” when it comes to threats against or murder of journalists, activists, opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies.
The index ranks countries and territories based on their “perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.” It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries scored below 50, with an average score of 43.
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