Congress has topped the list of government institutions in which Filipinos think corruption is most prevalent, a survey conducted by Radyo Veritas showed.
The survey, which measured the public’s perception of corruption, showed that 49 percent of Filipinos think there is corruption in the Senate, while 48 percent has the same perception of the House of Representatives.
Since the survey had a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent, it could be said that majority of Filipinos see the two houses of Congress as equally corrupt.
Though the survey didn’t delve into the reasons for respondents’ perception of Congress as corrupt, Radyo Veritas President Fr. Anton Pascual said people likely thought President Benigno Aquino III wields enormous influence in both the House and Senate. He cited the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona as an instance where people think corruption took place.
The Radyo Veritas survey likewise revealed that only 3 in 10 respondents think Aquino is corrupt, while 38 percent believe there is corruption in the office of Vice President Jejomar Binay.
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