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Sunday, 22 June 2008 01:49

"Fight Corruption--Take an Inner Journey" on the KK! on DZRH -AM radio, June 25, 2008, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Manila time)


What is the biggest threat to democracy and our country's sustainable development? The answer is corruption. Natural resources, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are particularly prone to corruption for many reasons, e.g., lack of property rights, especially for poor people.


"Corruption undermines democratic institutions, retards economic development and contributes to government instability… The true costs (of corruption) are eroded opportunities, increased marginalization of the disadvantaged and feelings of injustice…The scale of loss is greatest when it comes to the use of natural resources. ("UNDP 2008 report: "Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives")


Individual action is crucial for fighting corruption. The needed transformation for tackling corruption and other societal ills must start with individuals.

The UNDP report suggests anti-corruption measures that are "not just concerned about prevention or punishment but also about establishing the values, institutions and systems that form the basis of fairer societies" For individuals, the measures are: know your rights, exercise consumer power, encourage politicians fighting corruption, support community groups who check local services, learn how to file complaints, report corruption, and resist demands for bribes.


Individual action is crucial for fighting corruption. The needed transformation for tackling corruption and other societal ills must start with each one of us. As Brahma Kumaris (BK) says: "when we change, the world changes." To change, BK's Sr. Vedanti suggests that we take an inner journey towards "respectocracy," a social order and value-based governance, where respect for all, including nature, is ensured.


How do we take such an inner journey? Tune in Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!), DZRH -AM radio, on June 25, 2008, Wed., 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Manila time), and hear how we can take an inner journey that can transform lives and our society. Invited guests are Sr. Vedanti, Regional Director, BK World Spiritual University, Africa Region, and TOWNS awardee and BK student Leticia R. Shahani, former Philippine senator and UN Assistant Secretary General and new Dean, College of International, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Miriam College. Dr. Cora Claudio, president, EARTH Institute Asia, directs and hosts KK! in Pilipino-English.


Hear Regional Director Sr. Vedanti of the BK World Spiritual University, former Philippine Senator Leticia R. Shahaniand Dr. Cora Claudio, the president of the EARTH Institute Asia discuss the issue of corruption on DZRH this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (Manila time).

We invite you also to join the contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH/KK! To join all, register as a KK!2299: earth<space>REG < name, age, sex, address, email address, and name of person who invited you to tune in>. KK! is developing a database on PWDs (Persons With Disability) to assist those who design programs for them. So, if you are a PWD, please add the type of your disability. listener by texting


KK! is co-produced by EARTH Institute Asia, Inc. and  DZRH , with the cooperation of the MAP, GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR, and  others. It is at 666 kHz in Metro Manila and at other kHzs in other areas nationwide. It is globally accessible through or simply click  on this link DZRH )


You and/or contacts are also invited to join KK!'s roster of partners-sponsors, such as Unilever, Unilab, and Toby's Sports. Providing in-kind support are Delbros Supply Chain Solutions, MAP, Brahma Kumaris, and Arch. Paulo Alcazaren.


Inquiries: 671-3266, 0915-647-4648 (Globe) or 0921-302-7303 (Smart), or email


Editor’s Notes: Please read about the need to fight corruption in the Philippines in the following articles:

Are Prostitutes the Cheapest “Commodities” (sic) in the Philippines? (Part I)--As Updated


How Microchips Can Eliminate Corruption in the Philippines


RP Is Not the Most-Corrupt Country in the World


Filipino Americans Can Minimize RP Corruption by 2010


Back-to-the-basics Steps of Changing the Philippines (Part I)


Senator Pimentel Favors Special Session to Tackle the CARP and Fertilizer-Scam Scandals


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Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2008 02:02
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1 Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:29
How about your own corruption BK?

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