RP weak in gov’t accountability: report

Despite strong anti-corruption measures initiated in 2008, the Philippines still received a moderate overall ranking, gaining only four points higher than last year’s standing, according to the Global Integrity Report released Thursday.

If it wanted to further bolster its rating, it should focus its attention on its weak spots. For the year 2008, the country received an overall score of 71 points in its Integrity Indicator Scorecard. The country scored weak in three categories this year: Civil Society, Public Information and Media (68), Elections (59), and Government Accountability (70).

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