Philippine Government Satisfaction Rating Hits Lowest Level in March

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations showed that the net satisfaction rating of the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III dropped to its lowest level in March.

The survey, which was published by BusinessWorld,
said 48 percent of the 1,200 respondents were satisfied with the government’s performance, down from 58% in December.

About 29 percent said they were dissatisfied and 23 percent undecided with the national government’s general performance, resulting in a ”moderate” +19 net score.

“The 2015 first quarter satisfaction rating of the national government marks a 15-percentage-point drop from the ”good” +34 in the December 2014 survey. This is also the lowest rating since Aquino assumed the presidency in 2010,” the SWS said.

The SWS classifies +70 and above as “excellent,” +50 to +69 as “very good,” +30 to +49 as “good,” +10 to +29 as “moderate,” +9 to – 9 as “neutral,” — 10 to – 29 as “poor,” — 30 to – 49 as “bad,” — 50 to – 69 as “very bad,” and — 70 and below as “execrable.”

Reacting to the latest survey result, Malacañang said it was unfazed by the record-low net satisfaction ratings for the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said the Aquino administration is firmly determined to “carry on and complete priority programs in all five pillars of the Philippine Development Plan and ensure that reforms will be sustained by strengthened public institutions.”

“We are aware that there is significant room for improvement and that we need to continually ascertain the sentiments of our Bosses, the Filipino people,” Coloma added. –