SWS: 51% of businessmen think PH laws lack fangs vs corruption
Half of respondents composed of 966 small and medium and large enterprises in Metro Manila and six other urban areas in the country believe that present laws aimed to combat corruption are inadequate, with nine in 10 respondents agreeing that a law on the right of the people to information from the government will reduce corruption, the 2014/2015 Social Weather Station (SWS) Survey of Enterprises on Corruption showed.
The SWS poll said that a new high of 51 percent among the businessmen respondents believe that the current “laws to fight corruption in the country are adequate. “
One in 10 said that the government “often/almost always” punishes corrupt government officials, results of the survey also showed.
Other findings of the survey, conducted from Nov. 14, 2014 to May 12, 2015: 32 percent have personal knowledge of a corrupt transaction with the government in their line of business in the last 3 months and 39 percent said most companies in their sector of business give bribes to win public sector contracts.
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