Integrity Pledge vs Corruption; Elect the Best, Say CPAs

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Integrity Pledge vs Corruption; Elect the Best, Say CPAs


Denouncing impediments to economic growth and prosperity, the country's certified public accountants (CPAs) vow to lead in the fight against corruption

Down with corruption, up with integrity and good governance, they cry.

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The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the National Association of CPAs in Education (NACPAE) jointly sign through their officers and members the Integrity Pledge in a conference in Legazpi City.

And they promised to campaign for and elect the best leaders this coming May polls, too.

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The organizations note that corruption greatly wastes public funds, increases the cost of doing business by 10 percent and jacks up procurement cost by 25%, among others.

It's bad for both the government and private business, they declare.

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Enough with stealing and bribery, the CPAs cry during the signing of the Integrity Pledge with PICPA Integrity Committee Chair Elenita Cabrera and NACPAE President Omar Erasmo Ampongan and its Board of Directors.

The cry in the wilderness now reaches the city.

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Accounting teachers nationwide should spearhead in the campaign against corruption as they would be listened to by both students and business leaders, says Cabrera.

More lectures on good values from ma'am and sir. …

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