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Aussie gov’t calls on Noynoy to be transparent to curb corruption By Michaela P. del Callar and Angie M. Rosales 11/12/2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Aussie gov’t calls on Noynoy to be transparent to curb corruption

By Michaela P. del Callar and Angie M. Rosales 11/12/2011


The Australian government yesterday called on the government of President Aquino to exert more effort in enforcing a more transparent and proper spending of its budget so it will have enough funds to address long-standing national concerns, such as poverty.

Australian Ambassador Rod Smith said the quality and accountability of government spending is vital so that the government can carry out badly needed development projects.

“A more effective and open budget process in the Philippines is essential to combat corruption and direct public spending to where the development needs are greatest,” Smith said as he unveiled Australia’s P1.3-billion financial aid that will help the Aquino administration manage public funds effectively..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111112hed4.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

alam n'yo, based on transparency international figures, MAS lumala ang corruption mula nang mag edsa 2. kayong lahat ng nagpunta doon, yung iba sa inyo ni hindi pa humihingi ng patawad sa taumbayan. makonsensya kayo.

"Corruption in the Philippines is considered one of the worst in Southeast Asia and the country has ranked even lower in surveys than its neighbors and seems to be lagging in government reforms.

"Foreign aid donors have likewise complained of corruption and lack of transparency in the implementation of specific development programs in the country, saying it had hindered economic growth and poverty alleviation."

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