Manila Bulletin

P Noy’s per­for­mance rat­ing im­proves

- By ELLALYN B. DE VERA Stocks & Markets · Financial Markets · Finance · Business · Social Weather Stations · Manila · Metro Manila

The Filipinos’ sat­is­fac­tion with the per­for­mance of Pres­i­dent Aquino in the past three months fur­ther im­proved in the third quar­ter So­cial Weather Sta­tions (SWS) sur­vey re­sults.

SWS said 64 per­cent ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with Pres­i­dent

Aquino’s work, with 22 per­cent sig­ni­fy­ing their dis­sat­is­fac­tion. Mean­while, 14 per­cent were un­de­cided on the mat­ter.

This brings to “good” +41 (per­cent­age of sat­is­fied mi­nus per­cent­age of dis­sat­is­fied) the net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing of Pres­i­dent Aquino, which is 11 points higher than the “good” +30 (57 per­cent sat­is­fied, 27 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) reg­is­tered in June.

Net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings of +70 and above is clas­si­fied by SWS as “ex­cel­lent;” +50 to +69, “very good;” +30 to +49, “good;” +10 to +29, “mod­er­ate;” +9 to -9, “neu­tral;” -10 to -29, “poor;” -30 to -49, “bad;” -50 to -69, “very bad;” and -70 and be­low, “ex­e­crable.”

Pres­i­den­tial spokesman Ed­win Lacierda said the surge in the Pres­i­dent’s sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing shows the con­tin­u­ing con­fi­dence in the re­form agenda of the Aquino ad­min­is­tra­tion as well as its ef­forts to­ward in­clu­sive eco­nomic growth.

“This latest vote of con­fi­dence from the public con­firms the sig­nif­i­cance of our strides to­ward in­clu­siv­ity. The ef­fects of Daang Matuwid are vis­i­ble all around us: from on­go­ing or re­cently com­pleted in­fra­struc­ture projects to credit rat­ing up­grades and im­prove­ments in global sur­veys, among many other signs of progress,” Lacierda said.

“Over the past five years, the ad­min­is­tra­tion has con­tin­u­ally sought to bet­ter the lives of Filipinos through wide­spread re­forms and the ex­pan­sion of so­cial pro­grams such as Phil Health and the Pantawid Pam­ilyang Pilipino Pro­gram,” he said.

In March, the Pres­i­dent’s net sat­is­fac­tion dipped to its low­est rat­ing of “mod­er­ate” +11 fol­low­ing the Jan­uary 25 Ma­mas­apano in­ci­dent. How­ever, it bounced back to “good” level in June.

The re­sult of the latest sur­vey, which was con­ducted by SWS last Septem­ber 2-5 among 1,200 re­spon­dents, was first pub­lished in Busi­ness World yesterday.

SWS at­trib­uted the in­crease in over­all net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing of Pres­i­dent Aquino to the sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments among ge­o­graph­i­cal classes, ex­cept Min­danao, and so­cio-eco­nomic classes.

Pres­i­dent Aquino in­creased by 16 points in the rest of Luzon at +46 (67 per­cent sat­is­fied, 21 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) from +30 (56 per­cent sat­is­fied, 26 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in June.

Like­wise, it im­proved in the Visayas at +50 (67 per­cent sat­is­fied, 17 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied), up by 15 points from the +35 (62 per­cent sat­is­fied, 27 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in the pre­vi­ous quar­ter.

It also rose by 10 points in Metro Manila at +18 (53 per­cent sat­is­fied, 35 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) from +8 (46 per­cent sat­is­fied, 38 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in the last quar­ter.

Mean­while, sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing of the Pres­i­dent in Min­danao at +39 (61 per­cent sat­is­fied, 22 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) is sim­i­lar to the +39 (63 per­cent sat­is­fied, 23 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in June.

Pres­i­dent Aquino’s sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing also saw im­prove­ments in ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas at +46 (66 per­cent sat­is­fied, 20 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) from +31 (59 per­cent sat­is­fied, 28 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied), and +32 (59 per­cent sat­is­fied, 27 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) from +29 (56 per­cent sat­is­fied, 27 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied), re­spec­tively.

On sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings across so­cioe­co­nomic classes, Pres­i­dent Aquino’s rat­ing also im­proved among the poor­est class E and class D or “masa.”

Among the class E, sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing in­creased by 15 points to +49 (67 per­cent sat­is­fied, 18 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) from +34 (58 per­cent sat­is­fied, 23 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied).

It also in­creased among the class E from +27 (57 per­cent sat­is­fied, 29 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in June to +39 (63 per­cent sat­is­fied, 23 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied), at present.

Mean­while, it stayed at +44 among up­per-to-mid­dle classes ABC at +44 (69 per­cent sat­is­fied, 25 per­cent dis­sat­is­fied) in Septem­ber. (With a re­port from Madel S. Namit)

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