Veteran Author Reveals the Reasons Why Corruption is Endemic to the Philippines


Veteran author and prominent political strategist Jose Alejandrino revealed some of the reasons why corruption is endemic in the Philippines on his latest social media post.



The author noted noted that the excessive red tape of the bureaucracy promotes corruption because money is the means of getting paperwork to move quickly.



Alejandrino also blames the slow and cumbersome justice system in the country that benefits those who have the means of escaping justice as witnessed by the fact that hardly any plunderers and druglords have gone to jail.

It takes 30 years for the Supreme Court to resolve a case like the supposedly hidden wealth of the Marcoses and more than three years for PET to resolve a Vice Presidential Electoral protest.

Read the Complete Statement of Jose Alejandrino:

WHY CORRUPTION IS ENDEMIC by Jose Alejandrino

Money is the root of all evil.

The 1987 Constitution is flawed in that its economic provisions are intended to protect local vested interests.



The excessive red tape of the bureaucracy promotes corruption because money is the means of getting paperwork to move quickly.

The slow and cumbersome justice system benefits those who have the means of escaping justice as witnessed by the fact hardly any plunderers and druglords have gone to jail. It takes 30 years for the SC to resolve a case like the supposedly hidden wealth of the Marcoses and more than three years for PET to resolve a VP electoral contest when all PET had to do was to declare failed elections in the contested areas and call for new elections as I had suggested earlier. When there is evidence of wet and soiled ballots, tampered ballot boxes, flying voters, etc these are sufficient to declare failed elections.

The experience in Mexico and Colombia tells us big drug money buys politicians, police, judges. Hence the presence of ninja cops in the PNP. Hence the spread of illegal drugs down to barangay level during the presidency of Noynoy Aquino. Hence Bilibid prison becoming a center for the distribution of illegal drugs.

Duterte cannot fight corruption which will continue to grow because his hands are tied by a rotten political system, a cumbersome bureaucracy, and a slow judicial system. Only with extraordinary powers can he do it. Those are the harsh reality.

Source: Jose Alejandrino via Abe Purugganan FB Page


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