Philippines’ corruption rating under Duterte holds at same level: bad

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign boast that he would eliminate corruption in the Philippines, the country’s rating in Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index remained at the same level as last year and one notch lower than when he began his presidency in 2016.

By most accounts, corruption has worsened under Duterte and, by his own admission, the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown to stem its spread have become lucrative sources of graft.

The index, which…

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