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How corruption in the government contributes to poverty.
The World Bank has defined the corruption as "the abuse of public office for private gain.”
- ‘Uncompromised political will’ needed to counter worsening corruption — TI” The PCIJ Blog. 24 May. 2008. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 
“There are many conditions that may trap individuals, groups, and whole economies in poverty. Among these are social and political conditions such as corruption and kin systems (Bowles et al. 2006). For instance, inequality in the provinces of the Philippines has been empirically proven to have negatively affected their growth (Balisacan 2007). Inequality in the country has been rooted historically in the ownership of land (Corpuz 1997). Corruption has been described as “chronic” in the Philippines and has been a negative factor or investments. Influences such as networks, role models, beliefs, and aspirations can also transmit poverty or affluence from generation to generation (Ray 2006).”
Poverty in the Philippines: Causes, Constraints, and Opportunities. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2009. Print. 
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Subject Headings & Keywords
Government offices--Corrupt practices--Philippines
Political corruption—Philippines
Philippines--Corrupt practices
Corruption (in politics)--Philippines
Miscounduct in office--Philippines
Call Numbers
JQ Political institutions and public administration
JS Local government. Municipal government
364.132 Criminology


Betrayals of the Public Trust: Investigative Reports on Corruption. Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 2000. >> 364.132309599 B48 2000

Coronel, Sheila S. Investigating Estrada: Millions, Mansions and Mistresses. Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 2000. >> 364.132 I58 2000

Coronel, Sheila S., and Cecile C. A. Balgos. Pork and Other Perks: Corruption & Governance in the Philippines. Pasig, Metro Manila: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1998. >> 364.1323 P832 1998

Coronel, Sheila S., and Jose F. Lacaba. Boss: 5 Case Studies of Local Politics in the Philippines. Pasig, Metro Manila: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1995. >> JS 7308 .B67

Co, Edna A. Minimizing Corruption: Philippine Democracy Assessment. Pasig City: FES Philippine Office, 2007. >> 364.1323 M665 2007

Ehem!: A Manual for Deepening Involvement in Combating Corruption. Davao City: Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, Committee on the Evangelization of Culture, 2003. >> 364.1323 E33 2003

Santiago, Miriam Defensor. How to Fight Graft. Quezon City: Movement for Responsible Public Service, 1991. >> JQ 1409.5 C6S35

Filipiniana Reference:

Corruptionary: A Dictionary of Filipino Corruption Words. Pasig City: Anvil Pub., 2010. >> 364.132303 C397 2010

Corruptionary: Natatanging Diksyonaryo Ng Mga Salitang Korapsyon. Lungsod Ng Quezon: Center for People Empowerment in Governanc, 2008. >> 364.132303 C397 2008

Vertical Files
Grafts and corruption in politics 
Philippines—Political conditions
Political crimes and offenses
CBCP Monitor
Philippines Graphic
Online Databases

Dvorak, Jaroslav. “Corruption.” Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Ed. M. Odekon. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2006. 207-209. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3 July 2012. 

“The Problem of Political Corruption.” Political Corruption. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Lucent Books, 2007. 11-25. Hot Topics. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3 July 2012. 

Pagbabago! People’s Movement for Change aims to act as a People’s Watchdog that will to fight for genuine reforms in government and in society.
Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.
Web Resources

Bello, Walden. “Does Corruption Create Poverty?” Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF). 21 Apr. 2010. Web. 11 Jul. 2012. 

Delfin, Claire. “Poverty and Corruption in the Philippines.” La Solidaridad [Blog]. 18 Mar. 2010. Web. 11 Jul. 2012. 

Mangahas, Malou and Che de los Reyes. “Bold blows vs corruption, cautious steps vs poverty : P-noy’s poverty challenge.” Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Sep. 2010. Web. 11 July 2012. 

Social Weather Station. The 2006-2007 SWS Surveys of Enterprises on Corruption Jul. 2007. PDF file. 

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