public service to all of them is a business opportunity. No politician can dare tell me that they’reout there to serve. All politicians are thieves. I’m sparing no one.
Alvin Perez, Manila
Greed for MVP (money, vices, power).
C.B. Manalastas, Manila
Simple. It’s greed for money to satiate worldly things and nothing else. –
Corruption is prevalent in our country because of greed and one’s desire to accumulate enormous
Salvacion Tomines, Tarlac City
The anatomy of corruption in the context of the Philippine society is such a complex thing.However, it is also simple, in that really, the heart of the problem of corruption is the problem of a corrupted heart. Corruption is the sin of greed, which has infected all of us in all levels of
society. It’s pathetic that the Philippines is known to be the only Christi
an nation in the Far East,yet we are one of the most corrupt countries in the world. What sort of Christians are we, sanamaging Kristiyano tayo sa puso, hindi sa nguso.
Jaime Macayana, Republic of South Africa
A reflection on the church
’s wisdom is poor and his resistance to temptation is weak. Even when he was in
paradise where he did not have to seek more, he was corrupted by the devil. In our case, the
Church failed and is still failing to make our faith our way of life. It’s sad to s
ay this, butChristian churches in many ways are themselves corrupt. Unless we pray collectively andsincerely for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us, corruption will prevail in our country.
Germi Sison, Cabanatuan City
It reflects the condition of the church.
Marcos Pattaguan, Cagayan
Corruption prevails because integrity has lost its relevance for success in our society. Only a people with determination, not government can correct it.
C.B. Fundales, Bulacan
Our leaders don’t have a real fear of
God that would compel them to correct corrupt-ridden political, economic, judicial institutions.
Delfin Todcor, Mt. Province
An ugly nightmare
This query that turns up every so often like a bad dream is really a huge and ugly nightmare.
Read J. Bondoc’s
“Sleaze high up in the three branches.” –
L.C. Fiel, Quezon City
Our people have lived with it for a long time that it becomes a culture. The sad part is, peopleallow it or have no choice to stop it because our leaders lead the practice. To answer this type of question really gets your blood boiling.
Joselito Jose, Quezon City
We’ve contributed to it