Duterte rated excellent in promoting women’s rights – SWS

Maris Federez   •   March 13, 2019   •   2287

The Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey, conducted on December 16-19, 2018, showed that a big majority (76%) of adult Filipinos were satisfied with the general performance of the Duterte Administration.

Fifteen percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, while 9% claimed dissatisfaction.

This result yielded a net satisfaction rating of +66, classified by the SWS as very good.

The survey company indicated that this is a 16-point increase from the +50 (65% satisfied, 15% dissatisfied) rating in September 2018.

Referred to by the SWS as the Duterte Administration’s Governance Report Card, the study showed that “of the 17 specific performance subjects rated, the Duterte Administration’s net satisfaction ratings were excellent on 2 subjects, very good on 6 subjects, good on 7 subjects, and moderate on 2 subjects.”

Results showed that the net satisfaction rating of the Duterte Administration was excellent on Promoting women’s rights (+71) and on Building and maintenance of public works (+70).

This result came at the height when several women’s groups had recently called President Rodrigo Duterte a misogynist.

The administration, on the other hand, was very good on helping the poor (+68), protecting human rights (+62), reconstructing Marawi City (+60), fighting terrorism (+55), transparency in government activities (+54), and deciding quickly (+50).

The government registered as “good” in fighting crimes (+44), reconciling with Muslim rebels (+43), eradicating graft and corruption (+42), defending Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea (+40), reconciling with communist rebels (+39), fulfilling commitments in international treaties (+39), and in foreign relations (+38).

The study, on the other hand, showed that Filipinos found the government’s performance a bit wanting on ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+28) and on fighting inflation (+14). –Maris Federez

Bongbong Marcos tops SWS poll on 2022 presidential bets

Robie de Guzman   •   November 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. emerged as the top choice for president in the 2022 elections, according to a survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday.

In the poll conducted by the SWS last October 20 to 23, Marcos got 47% among respondents, followed by Vice President Leni Robredo with 18%.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso landed on third place with 13% followed by Senator Manny Pacquiao with 9%. Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa were tied at the fifth spot with 5% each.

The survey showed that 3% of the respondents were still undecided.

Meanwhile, Senate President Vicente Sotto III topped the vice presidential survey with 44%, followed by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio at 25%. Senator Francis Pangilinan and Dr. Willie Ong were tied for third with 13% followed by Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza with 3%


The SWS said Stratbase ADR Institute Inc. commissioned the survey. It was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 registered voters nationwide.

It was conducted a few weeks before Sara Duterte formally filed her candidacy as vice president, while Senator Christopher “Bong” Go declared his presidential bid only last November 13.

64% of Filipinos now willing to get vaccinated vs COVID-19 – SWS

Robie de Guzman   •   November 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipinos who are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased, based on the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Friday.

Based on face-to-face interviews conducted from September 27 to 30 among 1,500 adults nationwide, 64 percent of adult Filipinos said they are willing to get inoculated.

The SWS said this figure is nine points higher than the 55% recorded in June.

Of those who said they are willing to get COVID-19 shots, 25% have already completed their doses, 10% received their first dose while 23% said they will “surely get vaccinated” and 6% said they would “probably get vaccinated.”

On the other hand, 19% said they are not sure about getting the vaccine, and 18% said they are unwilling to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The pollster said that those uncertain about getting vaccinated fell from 24% in June 2021 and 35% in May 2021, while those unwilling fell from 21% (3% probably not, 18% surely not) in June 2021 and 33% (7% probably not, 26% surely not) in May 2021.

The SWS also noted that the percentage of those willing to get vaccinated rose in Metro Manila, up by 11 points from 76% in June 2021. It also rose in Balance Luzon to 65%, in Visayas to 56%, and in Mindanao to 54%.

The pollster said that willingness to get vaccinated was highest among college graduates (83%), followed by junior high school graduates (68%), elementary graduates (59%), and non-elementary graduates (37%).

The Philippines has so far fully vaccinated 28.7 million individuals against COVID-19.

The national government has been eyeing to vaccinate more than 70% of the country’s population to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.


Palace welcomes Duterte’s latest satisfaction rating

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Friday welcomed the result of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing President Rodrigo Dutertet’s net satisfaction rating of 62 percent.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte’s latest rating remains way ahead of his predecessors during the same period.

“We consider this high satisfaction rating unprecedented as comparable data from previous presidents indicate this is the highest net satisfaction rating of the beginning of a Chief Executive’s final year in office,” he said.

Roque noted that the late former President Benigno Aquino III scored 30 percent satisfaction rating a year before he finished his term in June 2015, while President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had -31 percent a year before she stepped down in June 2009.

He also said that President Fidel Ramos got 49 percent while President Corazon Aquino’s rating only reached 24 percent in April 1991.

“Rest assured that President Duterte will continue to exercise decisive and compassionate leadership until the remainder of his term to serve and protect the interest and welfare of all Filipinos,” Roque said.

According to the SWS, Duterte’s satisfaction rating was the highest in November 2020 with 79 percent but dipped to 65 percent in May 2021 and then to 62 percent in June 2021 amid the COVID-19 crisis.


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