Customs most corrupt gov’t agency – SWS report

By , on August 7, 2015

Bureau of Customs logo
Bureau of Customs logo

MANILA – According to the Social Weather Station (SWS) report released in 2014, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been the most corrupt government agency in 2013.

Based from the results of the 2013 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption, BOC had a ‘very bad’ rating with -63 in 2013. In the previous year, the bureau only had a ‘bad’ rating with -46.

Although still receiving a ‘very bad’ and ‘bad’ rating, the BOC actually got improved ratings as it was given an ‘execrable’ rating from 2005 to 2009.

Aside from the bureau, other government offices which were considered most corrupt in 2013 were the Land Transportation Office (LTO) with -32, the House of Representatives with -28, the Philippine National Police (PNP) with -24, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with -22 and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with -10.

The LTO, DPWH, PNP and the House of Representatives received better ratings in the previous year with -26, -6, -12 and -21, respectively. The BIR, on the other hand, received poorer rating with -20.

The SWS’ ratings were graded into Excellent with +70 and above, Very Good with +50 to +69, Good with +30 to +49, Moderate with +10 to +29, Neutral with -9 to +9, Poor with -10 to -29, Bad with -30 to -49, Very Bad with -50 to -69, and Execrable with -70 and below.

The results of the 2014 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption have not yet been released.