Al­varez vows to ‘work harder’

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /IN­QUIRER.NET

HE did his best, but his best was not good enough.

Speaker Pan­ta­leon Al­varez vowed on Fri­day to work harder as his net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings in a re­cent sur­vey slumped to a “per­sonal low.”

“My best was not enough. I will work harder,” Al­varez said in a text mes­sage to IN­QUIRER.net.

In the So­cial Weather Sta­tions’ (SWS) Third Quar­ter 2017 sur­vey con­ducted from Septem­ber 23 to 27, Al­varez’s net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings plunged eight per­cent­age points — from 16 per­cent in June to eight per­cent in Septem­ber.

The same sur­vey showed that Al­varez’s net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing fell by one grade from “mod­er­ate” to “neu­tral.”

The fall in the over­all net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing was due to de­clines of 19 points in Min­danao — the big­gest, con­sid­er­ing Al­varez is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Davao del Norte and one of the staunch­est al­lies of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, five points in Metro Manila, and five points in Bal­ance Lu­zon, com­bined with a steady “mod­er­ate” score in the Visayas at 10 per­cent.

Dou­ble-digit de­clines in Al­varez’s net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings hap­pened among class E, and among 35- to 44-year-olds.

His drop was j ust slightly lower to that of em­bat­tled Chief Jus­tice Maria Lour­des Sereno, whose net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing plum­meted 12 per­cent­age points — from 21 per­cent to nine per­cent in the same pe­riod.

The sur­vey was con­ducted dur­ing the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive’s third and fi­nal read­ing of the P3.8-tril­lion an­nual bud­get, with the bud­get of the Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights (CHR) slashed by P115 mil­lion.

AL­VAREZ

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