PULSO NG PILIPINO --- Pres. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. led other ranking officials of the government in posting high positive ratings as the newly-minted Marcos Administration completes its First 100 Days in office.
This was evident in the non-commissioned PULSO NG PILIPINO survey conducted by the Issues and Advocacy Center (The CENTER) which measured the public’s satisfaction rating of the President, the Vice President, the Senate President, the House of Representatives Speaker and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as well as the 23 sitting Senators. The survey was conducted by The Center from Sept. 16 to 22, 2022 which covered some 1,200 respondents nationwide.
The CENTER also explained that the survey used a combination of the traditional multi-stage area probability sampling as well as digital tools when and where face-to-face interviews are not possible.
The question that was fielded to the respondents with ages ranging from 18 to 65 years old and above and which was practically the same set of questions for all the top five officials of the country was: “At the end of this month, those elected in the last May 9, 2022 elections – Pres. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., Vice Pres. Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz” Zubiri, House of Representatives Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gahon Gesmundo – will have completed their first 100 days in office.
My question is: From your recollection of their performance from Day 1 (July 1 2022) to the Present, how would you rate these Top Five Officials of the Philippines? Are you SATISFIED or DISSATISFIED with their performance in the First 100 Days?
Some 74% of the 1,200 respondents said they are SATISFIED with the performance of President Marcos while 15% said they are DISSATISFIED with 10% saying they DON’T KNOW for a Net Satisfaction Rating of +59%.
Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri was also accorded the same +60% Net Satisfaction Rating with 75% saying they are SATISFIED with the way he leads the Philippine Senate while 15% said they are DISSATISFIED and 19% are UNDECIDED.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gahon Gesmundo registered a +18% Net Satisfaction Rating with 47% saying they are SATISFIED with his performance while 29% are DISSATISFIED and 23% are UNDECIDED. Even in the past, the Supreme Court Chief Justice has always rated poorly in terms of public perception and this is mainly due to the public’s very low awareness level of the Chief Justice who isn’t an elected official.
Overall, the Marcos Administration in its entirety was given a +57% Net Satisfaction Rating by those interviewed by The CENTER with 73% saying they are SATISFIED with the overall performance of the Marcos Government with only 16% saying they are DISSATISFIED and 11% are UNDECIDED.
The Senate as a whole earned a +57% Net Satisfaction Rating with 71% saying they are SATISFIED with the performance of the Senate as whole and 14% saying they are DISSATISFIED.
The House of Representatives as a whole, on the other hand, was given a +31% Net Satisfaction Rating with 55% saying they are SATISFIED and 24% claiming they are DISSATISFIED.
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Sen. Francis Tolentino also earned plaudits for the conduct of its public hearings in aid of legislation. The Filipino public or at least those interviewed by The CENTER gave the SBRC a +59% Net Satisfaction Rating in connection with its investigation into the botched plan to import sugar. Some 71% said they are SATISFIED with the speed with which the committee conducted the hearings as well as the submission of the final report of the committee that recommended the filing of charges against those involved in the unauthorized plan to import sugar.
The respondents also gave the SBRC high marks in connection with its investigation into the alleged anomalous purchase of outdated and obsolete laptops to be used by the Department of Education that were procured by the PS-DBM. Some 63% of the respondents said they are SATISFIED and are supportive of the ongoing blue ribbon committee hearings to ferret out the truth behind the anomaly.
The CENTER’s pre-poll survey showed that all of the seven incumbent senators running for reelection are assured of getting reelected if the elections were held on the day the survey was made. Five incumbent senators are term-ended having completed their two terms in the senate. They are Grace Poe Llamanzares, Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel, Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay and Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara.
Las Pinas Representative Camille VILLAR-GENUINO is expected to run for the senate seat to be vacated by her mother while Makati Mayor Mar-len Abigail ‘Abby’ Binay is also being pushed to seek the senate seat now held by sister Senator Nancy Binay. # # #