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PH remains among weakest in rule of law

Philippine rule of law has remained one of the weakest in East Asia and the Pacific, according to an annual survey of the World Justice Project (WJP). The 2020 edition of WJP’s Rule of Law Index puts the Philippines at the 91st spot out of 128 countries globally, unchanged from the previous year. Its score was also unchanged at 0.47 on a 0 to 1 scale, where 1 indicates strongest adherence to the rule of law. The score puts the Philippines at 13th out of 15 countries in East Asia and the Pacific (unchanged as in the previous year), and 13th out of 30 among lower-middle-income countries (compared to 14th previously).