MANILA (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government welcomed on Friday the improvement on the country's score on corruption perception index by the Transparency International.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte expressed hope that the Philippines' score will go up further.
"We have seen in the past few years that there were incremental increases in the rankings. However, we hope that our efforts will also be taken into consideration," said Valte.
The 2011 Corruption Perception Index scored territories on a scale of 0-10, with 0 indicating the jurisdiction concerned is perceived as highly corruption and 10 meaning it is considered very clean.
The Philippines got a sore of 2.6 this year, an improvement from the 2.4 last year, the index showed.
Transparency International-Philippines' official has attributed the improvement to the current administration's campaign against corruption.
The survey was conducted from December 2009 to September 2011, covering the administrations of former president Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo and of incumbent president Benigno Aquino III. (From Philstar.com)