Causes And Effects Of Corruption In The Philippines

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Effects of Corruption in the Philippine Community A Concept Paper Presented to The Faculty of the English Department Of Notre Dame of Greater Manila In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course English 7 By: Keane C. Tejada Daniel S. Dizon 7 - Aquino March 2014

Table Of Contents Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3 Chapter I. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 II. Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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It is only called a political corruption if an office-holder or a governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. It is the greediness of one individual in order to achieve his or her self- interest. This immoral act may result to harsh circumstances for the victims. Corruption is a word that Filipinos do not want to hear. It is the cause of many problems between the government and the public. It separates the people, the greater number wants conviction through impartial trial while the opposing few supports the innocence of both respondents. Corruption may have started back at the Spanish colonization in the 16th century. They took control of the Philippines for many years, during their reign there was oppression. Filipinos were treated inhumanely; they were not given the chance to run the government. Business was set up particularly for the greater good of Spain and the Philippines did not benefit from these. For example, the encomienda system (the system in which the King of Spain offers land to the Spaniards who help him conquer the Philippines) where Filipinos worked in a farm and a tax collector (an encomiendero) was assigned to collect money. If a Filipino cannot give what the encomiendero wants, he would be forced to give the most valuable item or worse, be executed. This is very corrupt because the encomiendero would use all the goods …show more content…
Poverty-ending projects like cooperatives, livestock and food production, handicraft production, food banks, rural road projects, and other small-scale projects can be started in villages and small towns all over the country with the help of these international agencies. The Philippines must accept that it is still a developing country after all these years due to corruption that is endemic in all levels of its bureaucracy and which has created a deep division between the haves and the have-nots in Philippine society. The government should also ask its people to practice volunteerism and help its poor countrymen. It must insist that the success of government programs for the poor still rests with the full cooperation of its citizens. Essential to these projects to end poverty should be the continued efforts of government agencies concerned to generate jobs for its jobless poor, provide a place and build simple shelters for its homeless poor, create more educational scholarships in school for the children of poor parents who, without those free-schooling opportunities, they will not be able to improve and will only lead to

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