December 6, 2006  : Wednesday 


Analen Sanches   

Kleptocracy is an informal term for a government that is corrupt in its management of public funds.
Philippines have a large number of these kleptocracies, which are so greedy to grab all the funds. Political corruption is no longer a new issue here in the
Philippines. It’s been born over many decades ago and still expanding and growing. There is a corruption in all divisions of our government. The Philippines ranked-second most corrupt country in
Asia. Alarming news, right? Shame…shame…shame to those who happen to be engaged in corruption. But why is it happening in our country? Many government officials are there not to serve our country but because of their self-interest. They are just into power, authority and wealth. So many actions are done to combat corruption, but nothing change. Nothing changes because those who happen to lead to combat corruption are also those who happen to commit it. These crocodiles wear different kinds of mask just to hide their dirty interests. Our country also lacks transparency that also paved way to kleptocracies to perform their plans.
  Transparency International ranking

In early 2004, the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International released a list of what it believes to be the ten most self-enriching leaders in recent years.

In order of amount allegedly stolen (in USD), they are:
former Indonesian President Suharto ($15 billion – $35 billion) former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos ($5 billion – $10 billion) former Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko ($5 billion) former Nigerian President Sani Abacha ($2 billion – $5 billion) former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević ($1 billion) former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier ($300 million – $800 million) former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori ($600 million) former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko ($114 million – $200 million) former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemán ($100 million) former Philippine President Joseph Estrada ($78 million – $80 millionThis data shows as evidence that when it comes to corruption, the
Philippines is so active to exercise it.
  It is in our constitution that we, the citizens have the right to freedom of expression. Actions from the citizens are arising. Organizations existed to combat corruption. Despite of the actions from the citizens, are we the citizens safe from any actions from these kleptocracies? Many leaders from different organizations died, this is a manifestation that combating corruption is not safe. Anyone who is engaged on any kind of organization should be ready on what might happen to him.


 Still there is a hope that political corruption would be wiped out. We, the youth want a change. It lies in our hands to combat political corruption.



  1. nakahiya talagang malaman na isa ang pilipinas sa mga maraming corrupt na officials. ang magawa na lang natin is that in the future we nust assure na at least mabawasan if not ma-dissolved na totally ang corruption sa bansa.

  2. kris John Said:

    tama c dana… we can not absolutely erase something that has mixed with the bloods of our seniors… but absolutely we can minimize these things by having a transparent government and wise people

  3. Vanessa Karen Fajardo Said:

    Well, since ancient times, corruption is already present. Mahirap ng tanggalin sa sistema natin yan. Sa panahon nga ni Pilato, talamak na ang ganyang senaryo. But there is still hope to minimize the problem. Youth can!!!

    Nice work Analen!

  4. Irene Said:

    we design our political system so as to make it work for the greater good we always approximate perfection when we designed law. regulations and policies…. but it will be enlightening for me actually see reserved human interest (to the extreme corruption) and a constraint how could you actually make it work????

  5. 2nel_sanchez Said:

    ei..y nman mali spelling ng surname qo….ei clsmates xenxa f yan lng nagawa qo article…on the spot qo kc ginawa….pxenxa tlga!!!(“,)

  6. hindi na bago na ang pilipinas ay isa sa mga bansa na may napakalaganap na corruption at ito ay nakakahiya para sa mga pilipino. Sana ay gumawa sila ng paraan kung paano mabubura o mababawasan ang corruption sa pilipinas at naniniwala ako na kailangang magsimula ito sa kanila.

  7. jay-r lumbo Said:

    klepto… pinaganda nga lang talaga… kahit balibaliktarin kurakot pa rin sila….

    sana tuluyan ng maalis ang mga ********* na yan hindi lang sa phil. govt. pati na rin sa ibang bansa….!!!!!


  8. kristine tyrol Said:

    corruption, it will never be erradicated since there is money to be handle,there is temptation. lets legalize it! big deal lang nmn yn s mga mahi2rap n bnsa…usa is a country n lgnp ang coruption but its not a big deal..di kayo siguro maniniwla pro un ung to2o. to mke it much clearer take the exmple ng dlwng mgkaibng tao, ung isa mhirp ung isa mymn.. hindi big deal pr s mymn kung nkwn xa ng 1000 piso pero sa mhirp n tao… ikkglit tlg nya ito.

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