PH "strong" in anti-corruption laws but "very weak" in implementation, says study

( Philippine anti-corruption laws got a "strong" rating, 84 out of 100 points, in the 2010 report of international non-profit organization Global Integrity, reports Newsbreak. However, it was named "very weak" with a score of 31 out of 100 points in terms of the implementation of the laws.

Overall, the Philippines received a "very weak" rating of 57 points "in terms of governance and efforts to curb corruption," reports But Global Integrity said in a press release that the country’s overall score "has improved, driven by a narrowing implementation gap," reports Newsbreak.

The Philippines was not among the countries rated by Global Integrity in 2009 but in 2008, it got an overall score of 71 percent. Global Integrity gave the country 67 percent in 2007, reports Newsbreak.

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