Friday, September 19, 2003

Number three

Dear Mouse, The result of the survey of Transparency International is out. We are number three according to the news from my favorite broadsheet. A question was raised in my favorite forum, how corruption is tracked in these countries. The corruption is not tracked. The survey is based on the responses of 15 respondents, locals and expats. Our newspapers carry news day in day out about accusations of graft and corruptions that have never been proven. We bring the damnation to ourselves, so why ask why we were ranked high. Columnists say so, disgruntled corrupt senators say so, pexers say so. Who are these 15 respondents to dispute. The corruption in the Philippines makes some people rich. The corruption in the developed countries make the poor countries poorer. The CAT


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