Economist Winnie Monsod said that the Philippines
is on the right track, but it has to "go on a fast pace that
is self-encouraging" to achieve development and effect good
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares
also reaffirmed the efforts of the Aquino Government
to curb corruption. "Our philosophy is that if there’s
a rule then it has to be enforced," said Henares.
a lecture by anti-corruption expert Tony Kwok,
the administration of President Aquino was commended for having
an unprecedented high rating in his anti-corruption efforts. Kwok,
however, suggested that powers of anti-corruption agencies particularly
the Office of the Ombudsman should be increased. He recommended
additional budget to professionalize the agency.