Lowest satisfaction rating recorded for Aquino administration

admin   •   April 22, 2015   •   2311

FILE PHOTO: President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his speech during the 36th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises of the Lakandula Class of 2015 at the PNPA Grandstand, Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Thursday (March 26). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

FILE PHOTO: President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his speech during the 36th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises of the Lakandula Class of 2015 at the PNPA Grandstand, Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Thursday (March 26). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — The satisfaction rating of the Aquino administration dropped by ten percent according to the 2015 first quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations.

From the previous rating of 58 percent for the last quarter of 2014,  only 48 percent expressed contentment to the performance of the administration.

Meanwhile, those who are not contented increased to 29 percent from the previous rating of 24 percent.

From ‘good rating’ or positive 34 last December 2014, the net rating of the administration dropped to positive 19 or ‘moderate’.

Of the 20 issues, resolution of Maguindanao massacre received the lowest recorded score with a rating of ‘very bad’.

Meanwhile, poor rating was recorded for issues concerning assurance of no family starvation and assurance that oil firms will not abuse oil pricing.

In a press statement, Presidential Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. stated that the administration is determined to complete the implementation of programs under the Philippine Development Plan and to ensure sustainability of reforms and good governance.

According to the secretary, the ratings of the administration may still improve and that they will continue to listen to the voice of the Filipinos. (NEL MARIBOJOC / UNTV News)

Mark Villar leads senatorial survey

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) secretary Mark Villar is the top pick among senatorial bets in the 2022 elections, according to a survey by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).

Villar stepped down as the department secretary to vie for a senatorial seat under the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban’s (PDP-Laban) senatorial slate led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

The survey, conducted from October 17 to 27, 2021, showed Villar as the top candidate for senator followed by radio and television personality Raffy Tulfo with voters’ preference of  53.5 percent and 53.1 percent rating, respectively. Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero followed the top 2 with 48.9 percent.

Making it to the top 7 to 12 are Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano with 48.5 percent voter’s preference, Antique Representative Loren Legarda with 48.2 percent and former vice president Jejomar Binay with 37.4 percent. Also making it to the top 12 are Former senator Jinggoy Estrada (35.1 percent), senator Sherwin Gatchalian (34.6 percent), Juan Miguel Zubiri (33.5 percent), senator Risa Hontiveros (30.2 percent), former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista (29.1 percent) and Sen. Joel Villanueva (28.7 percent).

Meanwhile, placing in the top 13 to 16 are senator Richard Gordon (28.3 percent), former senator Joseph Victor Estrada Ejercito (27.5 percent), former representative Gilbert Teodoro (26.2 percent) and former senator Gringo Honasan (25.8 percent).

The non-commissioned survey is part of the presidential and vice-presidential survey series “RPMD- Halalan 2022” and used face-to-face interviews nationwide with 10,000 registered voters as respondents. AAC

Ex-DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman passes away at 68

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2021


MANILA, Philippines — Former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman passed away Sunday morning, September 19. She was 68.

Soliman passed away at 7:32 am due to complications from renal and heart failure.

She was last seen in public at the necrological services of former President Benigno Aquino III last June.

Soliman held the position as DSWD chief twice: first during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the second, under the presidency of Aquino.

Prior to joining the government, Soliman was a known civic society leader and activist, being with various non-governmental organizations that take care of poor, underprivileged communities.

Soliman obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She earned her master’s degree in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

DOLE survey shows workers want more secure bike lanes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2020

Filipino workers want more secure bike lanes and parking, based on the recent survey of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

“Majority of the workers are in favor of having more bike lanes on paved roads, bike paths, and more secured bike parking,” the Labor Department said in a statement.

Respondents also said feeling unsafe is what prevents them from using the bike as transportation. They do not feel safe traveling due to poor road conditions as well as lack of secured bike parking areas.

DOLE conducted the survey in line with their Bike-to-Work Project, which aims to assist workers in this time of pandemic by providing bicycles as a transport option or a livelihood opportunity.

The survey yielded a total of 1,119 respondents, with the majority of them coming from the National Capital Region (NCR).

“The preliminary results of the research, which was carried out at the onset of the relaxing of community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, were presented to DOLE Senior officials to discuss possible projects and policy recommendations,” DOLE said. -AAC


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