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Robredo’s trust rating dips

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Leni Robredo (Courtesy of Office of the Vice President)

Vice President Leni Robredo’s trust ratings went down in the third quarter this year.

The survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from September 15 to 23 shows that 59 percent of adult Filipinos have “much trust” in the vice president while 21 percent have “little trust” in her. Twenty percent are undecided.

This translates to a net trust rating of +38; a two-point decline from the +40 she received in June.  — UNTV News & Rescue


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SWS third quarter polls reveal 9.8M Filipinos are jobless

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The number of jobless Filipinos soared by 22% in the third quarter of the year, based on the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The figure is higher by 2.3 points in comparison with the results of the survey in June.

The results revealed that 9.2% or 4.1M were retrenched due to recession or cost cutting by companies; 8.4% or 3.7M voluntarily left their old jobs; while 2M were first-time job seekers.

The rate is higher in Metro Manila with 26.4% followed by Balance Luzon with 22.9%, Mindanao with 19.7% and Visayas with 19.6%.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipinos who believe there will be more job opportunities in the Philippines in the next 12 months dropped, according to the survey.

Malacañang, meanwhile, seriously considers the results of the survey while it “continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation.”

Likewise, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government is confident that this concern will be immediately addressed.

“We are likewise developing our human resources, and with the designation of Mr. Isidro Lapena as Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) we are confident that he can contribute in our employment targets by improving industry-relevant competencies of our youth, especially unutilized, unemployed, and underemployed school dropouts, and increase their opportunities for work experience through skills training,” Panelo said in a statement Sunday (November 11). – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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Leni on Digong Dilaw’s story: It offers good lessons for children

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

(C) Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo, on her visit to Tondo Manila on Tuesday (November 6), read a story to daycare children entitled, Digong Dilaw.

Although the title may seem to have a controversial undertone to it since Digong is the nickname of President Rodrigo Duterte and “dilaw” or yellow is the color of the opposition, Liberal Party which Robredo chairs, the book is not related to them.

The book was published in 2003 written by Virgilio Almario and illustrated by Nelson Cabrega.

Robredo read the story of Digo – a little boy who only likes yellow things.

He dreamed that everything he touched had turned yellow which made his friends stay away from him.

When he woke up, he realized that it is not good to see everything in yellow and started to appreciate all colors.

The children intently listened to the Vice President and responded to what she would ask them. This is not the first time that Robredo read Digong Dilaw.

During the unveiling of a mini-library in her home province, Camarines Sur, she also read the same book.

Robredo said she did not choose that book saying it was given to her by the “Dubredo Army” referring to supporters of a Duterte-Robredo tandem during their visit in Manila.

“Iyong Dubredo Army, actually, iyon ang pumili ng story,” Robredo said.

Even if the title of the book seems to be tainted with politics, Robredo said she liked the “irony” and “representation” of the book as it offers good lessons for children.

“Naaliw ako kasi, parang, iyong irony, saka iyong… representation,” Robredo added. – Grace Casin

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Duterte Cabinet gets 32% net satisfaction rating amid inflation woes – SWS

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018


MANILA, Philippines – From 25% in June, the net satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet has improved to 32% in September this year.

This means more Filipinos are getting satisfied with their performance, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The increase in support was marked in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao though ratings dropped in Metro Manila.

The survey, which was conducted from September 15 to 23 among 1,500 respondents across the country, was welcomed by Malacañang.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the results of the survey conducted while the country’s inflation rate is at 6.7% “tell us that our people, indeed, recognize and appreciate the efforts of the administration in stabilizing the prices of basic commodities and bringing a comfortable and dignified life for all.”

However, the members of the Cabinet cannot be complacent as there are still other issues facing the government that need to be immediately addressed.

“Notwithstanding the favorable survey numbers, the members of the official family of the president will not grow complacent in addressing national issues but will continue to work tirelessly as we lay down the foundation of a stronger and more robust society,” Panelo said.

Meanwhile in the same survey, the Senate of the Philippines, the House of Representative and the Supreme Court received “good” ratings at 48%, 36%, and 31% respectively. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)




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