Robbed: an investigation of corruption in Philippine education

Author(s) : Chua, Yvonne T.

Organization : Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Imprint : Quezon City (Philippines), PCIJ, 1999

Collation : 165 p.

Notes : Incl. glossary, tables

The Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) provides a classic case of corruption in the Philippines. Nearly all forms of corruption described in academic texts can be found in the department: from low-level bureaucratic corruption to high-level political corruption involving education officials, legislators, and Cabinet secretaries. The result in an education bureaucracy so ridden with graft that it is barely able to deliver the most basic educational services to the country's 15 million public school students.

  • Corruption, Favoritism, Fraud, Fund leakage, Political corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, Central administration, Governance, Procurement, Public sector, Quality assurance and accreditation, Students, Teachers, Teacher allocation, Teacher promotion, Teacher recruitment
  • Asia and the Pacific
    Philippines