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The 13th SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption

Posted: 2016-10-14
Category: In the News
The 13th SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption: Marked Improvement in the Fight Against Corruption in the Last Six Years, But 2016 Survey Shows Some Backsliding

PCCI drafts roadmap for next President

Posted: 2016-05-04
Category: In the News

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) will propose to the next President an aggressive economic and governance reform roadmap summed up by the acronym “GIANT STEPS” in a bid to sustain the country’s economic momentum and create more jobs.

Integrity Initiative

Posted: 2015-07-02
Category: In the News

A few weeks before the deadline of filing income tax returns, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) released the top individual taxpayers for taxable year 2013, following the top corporate taxpayers for the same year. So, did everyone get the message of BIR?


Apart from anti-corruption campaign: Good governance also vital to attract more investments

Posted: 2015-03-30
Category: In the News

CEBU, Philippines - Constant fight against corruption and good corporate governance will further improve the business climate and invite more investments into the Philippines.


High-risk duty

Posted: 2014-10-07
Category: In the News

"If we let this pass, no significant witness will testify... because of fear," Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago fumed. She seeks 24-hour police protection for Audit Commissioner Heide Mendoza who documented Makati hospital scams before the Senate blue ribbon committee.

Are LGUs to blame for deadly diseases?

Posted: 2014-02-06
Category: In the News

As cases of measles rose to epidemic proportions early this month, some people blamed solely the Department of Health for failure to stop the alarming spread of the highly-contagious disease.


A call for integrity

Posted: 2012-09-24
Category: In the News

inquirer-opinion.jpgPresident Aquino’s anticorruption drive is gaining traction, thanks to the Integrity Initiative launched two years ago by the business community to involve private companies in the campaign against corruption in the private sector.


Aquino: Integrity sparks growth, competitiveness

Posted: 2012-09-18
Category: In the News

rappler.jpgMANILA, Philippines – What kind of leadership produces long-term results? For President Benigno Aquino III, it can be compared to how a leader deals with a can.



FAT-FREE ECONOMICS: Jesse Robredo and good government

Posted: 2012-08-19
Category: In the News

interaksyon.jpgWhen government corruption and inefficiency is high, the public is looking for an exception. A few public officials are seen to be doing their job with little fanfare in furtherance of their personal and political interests.



Posted: 2012-08-12
Category: In the News

business-world.jpgSINCE THE flagship program of the P-Noy government gained considerable traction with the removal of no less than a Supreme Court Chief Justice, there is renewed belief in the seriousness of combating corruption.


ADFIAP participates in SME corporate governance conference

Posted: 2012-07-30
Category: In the News

adfiap.jpgOn invitation by the Asian Institute of Management, Hills Governance Center of the Philippines (AIM-Hills), ADFIAP participated in the conference on “SMEs as a Major Force in Promoting Integrity and Accountability in Business” held on July 26, 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manila.


Government eyes private sector in target setting

Posted: 2012-07-29
Category: In the News

philstar.jpgManila, Philippines - The government is looking for a role for the private sector in coming up with standards for the assessment of the performance as well as grant of incentives to public institutions, officials said yesterday.


Less dealings with govt offices may reduce corrupption - PHL industry experts

Posted: 2012-07-26
Category: In the News

gma-news.jpgCorruption small and medium enterprises (SMEs) encounter during transactions with government officers may be reduced by streamlining the process of obtaining permits, industry experts said Thursday.


Private sector help sought to draw up performance measures for government agencies - NEDA

Posted: 2012-07-26
Category: In the News

interaksyon.jpgMANILA - The Aquino administration is seeking private-sector help in coming up with performance measures on government agencies, the National Economic Development Authority said on Thursday.


SMEs seen as key to clean government

Posted: 2012-07-26
Category: In the News

business-world.jpgSMALL AND MEDIUM enterprises (SMEs) should equip themselves with comprehensive knowledge on rules for permit applications and other business transactions as a defense against corruption, speakers at an integrity forum yesterday said.


Private sector takes initiative in fight against corruption

Posted: 2012-06-14
Category: In the News

the-manila-times.jpgGovernment anti–corruption efforts will get a great boost from the launch of AIM’s Hills Program on Governance. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) fully supports this initiative by the private sector to promote business integrity and accountability among its employees since corruption is one concern that affects our competitiveness as a country.


DTI-BSMED supports pro-integrity SME conference

Posted: 2012-06-07
Category: In the News

gma-news.jpgThe Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development voiced on Thursday its support for the private sector's fight against corruption among businesses by extending assistance to the Hills Program’s conference called “Small and Medium Enterprises as a Major Force in Promoting Integrity and Accountability in Business” to be held next July at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.


DTI Backs Private Sector's Fight Against Corruption

Posted: 2012-06-07
Category: In the News

tuklasin-natin.jpgIn line with its commitment to empower consumers and enable business through promoting an environment conducive to the growth of businesses, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the initiative of the private sector to promote business integrity and accountability.


SMEs and Corruption

Posted: 2012-03-01
Category: In the News

philstar.jpgThere can be “private-to-private” corruption. Where the negative transaction occurs between two private persons where one of power may pressure a lower ranking employee to the detriment of the company.


Synergy needed to fight corruption

Posted: 2012-02-29
Category: In the News

business-world.jpgIn a forum on Monday, Robert Klitgaard, a former faculty member of the World Economic Forum (WEF), said that aside from directly diminishing public funds, corruption also affects the economy by distorting incentives for business, increasing transaction costs and deterring investment and innovation.


More firms sign integrity pledge vs. corruption

Posted: 2011-12-29
Category: In the News

business-mirror.jpgMORE Philippine companies have signed an integrity pledge seeking to prevent corruption and improve business climate in the country.



It can’t be just business as usual

Posted: 2011-11-24
Category: In the News

inquirer-opinion.jpgMany have asked why the Aquino administration seems fixated on pinning down the Arroyos on corruption charges. They go as far as to opine that this takes away the government’s focus from the real problems of the country, diverting precious time and resources from more important affairs of the state.


PCCI can fight graft at the grass roots

Posted: 2011-10-02
Category: In the News

inquirer-opinion.jpgThe CEOs of the top corporations in the country have pledged to renounce any form of bribery and to conduct their business ethically according to a new “Unified Code of Conduct.



Good for business

Posted: 2011-09-18
Category: In the News

inquirer-opinion.jpgOften easily cast in the role of bogeyman in tales of corruption, big business is considered by most to be a merciless mercenary willing to do anything just to make a buck – and if it involves big bucks, regardless of the consequences.


No more corruption as usual

Posted: 2011-09-17
Category: In the News

inquirer-opinion.jpgThe Integrity Initiative, a pioneering anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by the private sector, took a major leap forward with the staging of the 1st Integrity Summit last Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.