Philippines reputation for corruption both at home and globally peristed in the last few years with the 2010 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) placing the Philippines 134th of 178 countries. However, a new administration has assumed office with an anti-corruption campaign, and has directly linked corruption to issues of poverty in the country.
The UN Millennium Cmapaign launched the Citizens Feedback Initiative in Philippines in the 3rd Quarter of 2011. Entitled “Tingog 2015″ a Bicolano and Cebuano word for ‘voice’ this campaign emphasizes its intent to provide ordinary citizens with a voice in the development process.
Tingog has changed citizens’ mindsets from that of resignation to that of empowerment as they now have a way to voice concern and demand the rights and services due to them.
To visit Tingog 2015′s website click here.
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