- iHaveNet.com: Asia
By Bernadette Carreon
The recent Corruption Perception Index released last week showed that 70 percent of the world is seen as more corrupt than good.
Philippines didn't fare well by scoring 34 in the CPI report . The highest score is 100 with 1 as the lowest.
Philippines scored lower that its neighbors such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
The top five countries perceived to be very clean were Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden and Singapore, while the five viewed as very corrupt were Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan and Myanmar.
Philippines ranked 105th in the CPI and its one of those countries that scored below 50.
In 2011, the Philippines was No. 129 on the list, which ranked 178 countries. In 2010, it was No. 134.
Analysts said the Philippine government has still a lot to do to change the world's perception on its fight against corruption.
Aquino administration is lauded for improving public perception by trying to improve transparency in the government.
CPI is the work of a Berlin-based graft watchdog group, ranking 176 countries by perceived public sector corruption. The group draws on assessments from a variety of sources including the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Transparency International's own Bribe Payers Survey.
Somalia , Afghanistan and North Korea tied as the most corrupt countries in the world.
Somalia was No. 1 for its pirates, corrupt officials and while North Korea is for its missile, nuclear tests and prison camps.
Afghanistan for its violence against women.
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