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Marcos, Duterte, Zubiri Post

Excellent Ratings As Year 2022

Comes To A Close;

All Gov't Departments Led By DMW, Except For One Agency

Are Viewed Positively By The Public;

Senate As A Whole, Senators

Generate High Satisfaction Ratings 

     PULSO NG PILIPINO --- Pres. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. led other ranking officials of the government in ending the year 2022 with high positive ratings to excellent ratings which is unprecedented in the political history of the country.

     This was culled from a non-commissioned PULSO NG PILIPINO survey conducted by the Issues and Advocacy Center (The CENTER) which measured the trust rating and 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 24 incumbent Senators led by Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri. The survey was conducted from Dec. 5 to 12, 2022 which covered some 1,200 respondents nationwide.




     The CENTER said the random 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 was practically the same set of questions for all the top five officials of the country: “As the current year comes to a close, please indicate your level of trust and or distrust towards the country’s top five officials – 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. As a follow-through, the respondents were also asked: “Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the performance of these top five officials?”


     President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte both received very excellent marks with a net rating of 81% and 82%, respectively, based on a gross trust rating of 87% for the President and 88% for Duterte with both yielding to a similar but negligible six percent of respondents who said they tend not to trust the country’s top two officials. Seven per cent of those polled said they are unsure of their perception for Marcos and six per cent for Duterte.




     In the same vein, Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri also stood out with a gross trust rating of 79% with seven per cent saying they tend to distrust him for a net trust rating of 72%. This is by far one of the highest trust ratings accorded a Senate President. Some 14% of those polled could not give a response with regards Zubiri.

     House Speaker Martin Romualdez, meanwhile, scored a respectable 49% of the 1,200 respondents who trust the Speaker with eight per cent saying they tend not to trust him which gives Romualdez a net trust rating of 41%. This again is also considered high if ranged against the trust rating of previous Speakers of the Lower House.

     Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo registered a net trust rating of 38% based on 42% gross trust rating as against eight per cent who said they tend not to trust the Chief Magistrate. Some 54% said they don’t know or would not comment which is understandable. As in past surveys of this kind, the Chief Justice of the High Court always suffers from a low rating on account of their low awareness level.

     Of the 81% who said they trust in Marcos, 94% were from Mindanao, 89% were from the Visayas, 83% from Luzon and a surprisingly high 82% in the National Capital Region (NCR).

     The Pulso ng Pilipino survey also showed that Marcos was highly favored by 93% from the poorest “E” sector, 89% from the “D” group, and 84% from the Upper to the middle income households. The Vice President, on the other hand, was the preferred choice of those in the lower strata with 92%, 87% of the “D” class and 84% from the upper to the middle income sector.

With regards their performance in office, the President ended the year with an excellent 78% satisfaction rating with only four per cent saying they are not satisfied with Marcos while 14% of the respondents were undecided. Duterte, for her part, registered the highest trust rating in Mindanao at 97%,  percent, 91% from Visayas, 81% in Luzon and, 84% in the NCR.

Some 93% who trust Duterte were from the poorest sector, 87% were from the “D” class and 84% were from the upper to the mid-income group.

     Eighty two percent of those polled said they are satisfied with her performance from the time she occupied the vice presidency and only three per cent said they are not satisfied for a net satisfaction rating of 79% with 15% were undecided. Of those who expressed their satisfaction over the Vice President’s performance, 84% were from the upper and middle income groups, 87% were from the “D” class and 97% were from the poor sector of society.

     Senate President Zubiri posted a very high satisfaction rating at +68% from the 75% who said they are satisfied with his performance as against only 7% who said they are dissatisfied. This satisfaction rating posted by Zubiri was as a result of how he has been leading the Philippine Senate especially with the speed and dispatch that presidential appointees have been approved by the Commission on Appointments.

     The same Pulso ng Pilipino survey also measured the trust rating of the different departments and agencies of the government and the Department of Migrant Workers was accorded the highest trust rating with a +69% followed by the Commission on Audit with +64%, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (+63%), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (+63%), Department of Tourism (61%), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (61%), Department of National Defense (+60%), the Department of Interior and Local Government (+59%), Department of Justice (+59%), Department of Foreign Affairs (+55%), Department of Labor and Employment (+54%) and the Department of Education (+51%).

     The CENTER explained that the low trust rating of the DepEd could have been caused by the negative publicity relative to the controversial purchases of inferior laptops by the previous DepEd administration. Of the 21 Departments in the government, only the Department of Budget and Management posted a negative trust rating of -15% and this could be a reflection of the anomalies that were related to the questionable disbursement of funds in connection with the Covid 19 crisis.

     The CENTER also measured the satisfaction rating of the 24 members of the 19th Philippine Senate and this is how the Filipino public view the performance of the 24-members of the Philippine Senate: Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri (67%), Sen. Imee Marcos (65%), Sen. Raffy Tulfo (62%), Sen. Francis Tolentino (62%), Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go (62%), Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda (57%), Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (54%), Sen. JV Ejercito (51%), Sen. Risa Hontiveros (51%), Sen. Pia Cayetano  

(48%), Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares (48%), Sen. Cynthia Villar (44%), Sen. Robin Padilla (42%), Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (38%) and, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (35%).

     In 16th to 24th places were: Senators Francis Escudero (31%), Emmanuel Jose ‘Joel’ Villanueva (31%), Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III (30%), Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla (28%), Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa (28%), Mark Villar (28%), Manuelito ‘Lito’ Lapid (28%), Nancy Binay (25%), Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara (22%).

     Of the 1,200 respondents who are registered voters with ages ranging from 18 to 65 years old and above, some 89% feel the Marcos Administration should address the spiraling cost of basic commodities which is being pushed by the inflation rate and unstable prices of petroleum products. ###

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