Robredo, Sotto get higher satisfaction ratings in Q3 2019 – SWS

Robie de Guzman   •   October 16, 2019   •   255

Senate President Vicente Sotto III (L) and Vice President Leni Robredo (R)

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III both received higher satisfaction ratings in the third quarter of 2019, a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed on Wednesday.

The recent SWS survey showed that 56 percent of adult Filipinos said they were satisfied with Robredo’s performance while 23 percent were dissatisfied. This gave Robredo a net satisfaction rating of +33, which according to the pollster, is deemed as “good.”

The vice president’s September rating is 5-point higher than her “moderate” +28 rating in June.

Likewise, Sotto’s satisfaction ratings stayed “very good” which is up slightly from +60 in June to +61 in September after 72 percent of adult Filipinos said they were satisfied with his performance while 11 percent said they were dissatisfied.

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, meanwhile, received a “good” +49 net satisfaction rating. This is his first net satisfaction rating since he assumed office in July.

The SWS said 64 percent of Filipinos interviewed for the survey expressed satisfaction on Cayetano’s performance while 14 percent were dissatisfied.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin also received higher net satisfaction rating from +13 in June to +16 in September as 35 percent have said they were happy with his performance while 19 percent said they were not satisfied.

The survey also found that the public perception of the Senate stayed “good” although it is down to +43 in September from +48 in June; the House of Representatives also remained “good” at +43, the Supreme Court fell from “very good” +54 in June to “good” at +41 in September while the rating of the Cabinet as a whole went down from “very good” +51 to “good” +35.

The SWS survey was conducted from September 27 to 30, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,800 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide, with sampling error margins of ±2.3% for national percentages.

SWS: Pinoys’ trust in China falls to ‘bad’, remains ‘excellent’ in US

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 21, 2019

The Filipinos’ trust in China has fallen from ‘poor’ to ‘bad’, based on the third quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey (SWS).

The net trust for China fell by 9 points from -24 in June 2019 to -33 in September 2019.

“The September 2019 Social Weather Survey was conducted from September 27-30, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,800 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide,” according to the SWS survey report.

Meanwhile, the United States net trust remain ‘excellent’ at +72 in September 2019, it has little to no change compared to the +73 in June 2019.

Other countries like Australia and Japan stay at a ‘very good’ net trust rating, +37 and +35 respectively in September 2019.

Vietnam fell from ‘moderate’ net trust to ‘neutral’ with a net zero-rating in September 2019 from a +13 rating in June 2019.—AAC

Duterte administration rating remains very good in Q3 SWS Survey

Maris Federez   •   November 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration received a Very Good (67%) Net Satisfaction Rating in the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

This indicates that three of four Filipinos are still contented with the way the government is running under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Although the rating went down six points from the excellent rating of 73% in June 2019, still a big number of Filipinos said they are satisfied with the administration’s performance.

Based on the survey, the administration got “very good” rating in helping the poor (+62), providing the information needed by the citizens to properly examine what the government is doing (+54), and having clear policies (+53).

The administration received “excellent” rating in Metro Manila. Although it dipped a little in Mindanao, Luzon, and the Visayas.

The survey was conducted on September 27 – 30, 2019 among 1,800 respondents nationwide.

Malacañang said the latest survey shows that the public is capable of identifying then truth despite the continues politicking of the opposition against the government.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said earning high rating is not a priority of the President.

He said performing the duties entrusted to the President remains as his yardstick of good governance.

“The President has repeatedly said “I’m not here for any popularity contest. It doesn’t affect me at all, whether my rating comes down or goes up, what is important is there is a job to do and I do it in accordance with the dictates of the constitution,” Panelo said. (from the report of Rosalie Coz) /mbmf

Hunger rate for most Filipino families subsides in July-Sept. – SWS

Robie de Guzman   •   October 24, 2019

A street vendor puts food in a bowl for customers at a roadside stall catering to motorists and workers in nearby offices in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipino families who said they experienced hunger has dropped in the months of July to September, according to a survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Wednesday.

In the poll conducted from Sept. 27 to 30, the SWS found that 9.1 percent or an estimated 2.3 million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months.

The figure, the SWS said, is a recovery from the 10 percent or an estimated 2.5 million reported in June 2019 following an increase from the 9.5 percent or about 2.3 million families in March 2019.

Involuntary hunger means that the hunger experienced by the family was due to lack of food to eat.

The SWS said the national quarterly hunger rate is the sum of 7.4 percent or an estimated 1.8 million who experienced moderate hunger, and 1.7 percent or an estimated 426,000 families who experienced severe hunger.

Moderate hunger refers to those who experienced hunger “only once” or “a few times” in the last three months. Meanwhile, severe hunger refers to those who experienced it “often” or “always” in the last three months.

Compared to June 2019 figures, moderate hunger went down from 8.7% or about 2.1 million families, while severe hunger went up from 1.3% or around 320,000 families.

The quarterly decrease in the national hunger rate is due to a drop of 7.4 points in Metro Manila, a decrease of 1.2 points in Balance Luzon, a steady figure in the Visayas, and an increase of 2.9 points in Mindanao.

The survey conducted with 1,800 respondents aged 18 years old and above, using face-to-face interviews, had a sampling error margin of ±2.3% for national percentages.

Please visit the link for additional information about the survey.

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