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Philippines drops 10 notches in global corruption index

Dark red indicates a highly corrupt public sector. Lighter red and orange countries fare a bit better, but corruption among public institutions and employees is still common. Yellow countries are perceived as cleaner, but not perfect. Transparency International

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines ranked 95th out of 186 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015, 10 notches lower than its rank in the previous year.

Transparency International reported that the Philippines scored 35/100 in the latest survey.

The survey covered 186 countries in 2015 and 175 countries in 2014. The index corruption shows the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries.

"This year’s index ranks 186 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption," Transparency International said in a statement.

The Philippines shared the 95th spot with Armenia, Mali and Mexico.

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Denmark topped the list followed by Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore and Canada. Germany, Luxembourg and United Kingdom are tied at the 10th spot.

Meanwhile, North Korea and Somalia were deemed as the most corrupt among the countries surveyed.

Also at the bottom of the list were Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Angola, Libya, Iraq, Venezuela, Guinea-Bissau and Haiti.

Transparency International reported that 68 percent of the countries worldwide have a serious corruption problem.

"Not one single country, anywhere in the world, is corruption-free," Transparency International said.

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