Main Source of Graft

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There’s not one person that hasn’t been corrupted in some small way during their life. The source of this sickness is usually money, the root from which all corruption grows. Sadly, the result of corruption is often times the poor becoming poorer and rich get richer. That’s the world we live in. How can we fix graft and corruption in our society if even the simplest of our laws isn’t obeyed? For example, the simple act of crossing a street, most Filipinos will jaywalk and not obey the laws set forth for all of our safety. It’s a small thing yet a symptom of the greater sickness. Another, more serious symptom of corruption among us is the manipulation of accounting data to avoid paying taxes by some businessmen. By doing this they cheat us all of taxes that could be used to improve our country. The greatest corruption is forcing citizens to pay taxes when we know those taxes are merely going into the pockets of corrupt Bureau officials? As the election nears, we clearly see the political candidates targeting the poor with their speeches and slogans. There is Noynoy’s Kung walang corrupt walang mahirap , Villar’s irritating jingle and “Erap para sa Mahirap” lingering in everyone’s mind. Speeches and jingles mean nothing, are these men truly for the poor? As a first time voter, I will vote from my mind and not from my heart. I will vote for someone who will try to change my country for the better. He should throw out the government workers who aren’t working for a better Philippines. Change is not easy, but if Filipinos are united in their commitment, we will create a better Philippines not what we now have, the most corrupt country in the world. We can never completely eliminate the sickness of corruption in the Philippine society, but we can start to heal it. The next president of the Philippines is probably going to be corrupt no matter who wins, Mr. President,…...

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