Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CBCP on Corruption

“Here’s another one who is not only corrupt but also an HR violator…” The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has proved to be one of the nasty critiques of the government now when it was recently by the media quoted criticizing the government over the issue of corruption.

I don’t know if we will be able to cleanse up our image as one of the corrupt nations in Asia. Not unless we will get rid this country of corrupt officials and government employees who continue to plunder the country’s coffers.

Graft and corruption is deep-seated in the bureaucracy. It is well-entrenched in that it appears that everyone is doing it or has a part of it. I believe that the bureaucracy is being run by a hoard of corrupt employees long before another officials are gotten elected into the office. Perhaps, some government departments have intact systems for these anomalous operations managed by corrupt employees in critical positions. They are the ones in control of the modus operandi of graft and corruption. With that, any newly-elected government officials are faced with a challenge whether or not to join the bandwagon and receive his share or do his own machinery to rake in government funds for his own benefits and interests. It happened and it continues to happen in this land whose majority population has been pushed to the quagmire of poverty for so long a time already. It will take really well-meaning elected officials to go against this system of corruption. That is why we normally hear: “If you cannot get them, join them.”

These people know where the anomalies begin and end. So, if we want to eliminate graft and corruption in the bureaucracy, all government employees, from top to bottom, should resign.


Janette Toral said...

Hello Fernando. I very much agree with your observation. Nevertheless, I am also hopeful that with today's technology, it will be hard for the corrupt to hide the truth and anomalies than ever before. What is also important is for people like you and me, despite our limited resources (such as our blogs), can be used to expose wrongdoings in government and speak our minds for change. Happy holidays!