PH transparency project cited


A Philippine program that extols whistle-blowers and gives citizens a role in promoting a transparent government has caught the attention of a global transparency group.

The Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) Project has made it to the short list of the British-led Bright Spots prize, an award that recognizes "the most inspiring examples of how open and accountable government is changing people's lives," said the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Manila.

Led by the Commission on Audit (COA), the CPA Project is vying for the top prize with transparency advocacy programs in six other countries— Chile, Estonia, Georgia, Indonesia, Montenegro and Romania.

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