HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 1 no. 1 (1964)

Anatomy of Immorality in Public Service

Lincoln A. Manapat

Discipline: Political Science



IMMORALITY in the public service is a perennial problem in every society, especially in a developing society like ours. Man, being what he is, with all his imperfections and inclination to evil, will always be confronted by temptations which, at times, will give him no other alternative but to succumb to the nagging dictates of his fallen nature. The question then in a society is, not how to eliminate immorality in the public service altogether but, how to reduce it to a tolerable minimum so that citizens can work effectively for the country's progress unhampered by unscrupulous government officials and employees. And we can safely say that this cannot be achieved until national discipline is developed in our country.