WORD OF THE DAY: “KLEPTOCRACY”


Rommel S. Ynion has coined a new word to describe the brand of governance that wields power at the Iloilo City Hall. This is “kleptocracy”, where our officials are engaged in nothing else but stealing from the coffers of the taxpayers.
Interestingly, an elected official in Iloilo City figured in a scandal about 30 years ago at the West Visayas State University. This official was caught stealing a microscope from the laboratory!
Does this mean that this condition — prone to stealing — had existed many years ago, and is only being sharpened as more opportunities to steal come to this official?

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

2 Responses to WORD OF THE DAY: “KLEPTOCRACY”

  1. petmelliza says:

    Daw may ginpabatibatian ka sina, haw?

  2. Now I can understand why all the corruption is happening at City Hall. It’s a mental condition — the propensity to steal. Maybe he can’t help it.

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