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Philippines president urges Congress to pass new anti-corruption law

[JURIST] Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [official website] asked the Philippine Congress Tuesday to work with her administration to pass a comprehensive anti-corruption reform act [press release] to fight the corruption she said has plagued the country for decades. Arroyo noted that the country's 2008 budget [press release] dedicates more money than previous budgets to anti-corruption efforts. Reuters has more.

Corruption has long been a problem in the Philippines. A recent survey by Political and Economic Risk Consultancy [corporate website] showed that the Philippines' economy is seen as the most corrupt in Asia [Manila Times report], and Transparency International [advocacy website] ranked the nation 131 out of 179 countries [TI materials] for most corrupt in its 2007 survey.

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