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Philippines
November 30, 2012 10:10am CST
i was visiting one of my favorite blogs when this caught my eye. It seems that Pres. Aquino declared Dec. 9 is now the National Anti-corruption Day. This is in accordance with the UN's stance against corruption and picked teh same day (Dec.9 as Int'l Ant-corruption Day). I don't mean to be rude but I am just in disbelief. I don't think that declaring a day as anti-corruption will force some politicians and leaders to be less corrupt and be more responsible. I think people of this country already know what the concept and which are people in the corruption list. But I guess people will be more executed in corrupt if they needed it. We see it and receive the effects of it every day, either in real life and the news. Do you think this proclamation or this day will change anything?
3 responses
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I don't think so either, but maybe it will make some of them think about their actions, even for a day.. I really hope so. I wonder what other people will do on this day, they should put up some posters for it...
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I also wonder too and i hope the idea will sink into some people's heads. perhaps, they will have a conscience for the people even for a day. That's a little step but better than nothing.
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
Yes, your right. I just hope this could at least give them time to think even for a day and maybe with some luck the good side of them prevails. Everyone of us, deep inside had a good heart even the bad ones, let's just hope it could be the beginning of change.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
I agree with you. We all know that corruption is very rampant here. Rich politicians are getting richer while poor people are getting poorer. The sad thing about this is that there are a lot of rich people here but there are a lot of homeless poor people as well. The difference and the gap is not very surprising at all because of the corruption. Honestly, I do not care about this holiday, but if it is a Special Holiday and there is a Special Holiday additional pay, that is fine with me. (Just Kidding).
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
I'm not saying no to additional pay, as selfish as it might sound. Anyway, I hope this is a step for change. We badly need this to lessen or there's fundamentally no chnage at all.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I think the declaration is OK for me. It wouldn't change actually about the habit of some politicians and officers in the government but i think the president is just imposing national Anti-corruption day for us to become aware. its really awareness.
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
well, i do hope more people will be more aware rather than doing this day and not enforcing any push into change. It's all well and good but it has no purpose in any term of time, might as well scrap it and introduce policies that will create an effect.