SWS: Noy’s gov’t rating plunges to lowest level

By , on April 21, 2015


President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace on Monday (February 16, 2015). (Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)
President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace on Monday (February 16, 2015). (Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino’s government net satisfaction rating dropped to its lowest, according to the latest poll results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

In the latest result published by the BusinessWorld, Aquino government’s net satisfaction fell 15 points from a “good” +34 in December 2014 to a “moderate” +19 in March 2015.

Among 1,200 respondents who answered the survey, only 48 percent said they were satisfied with performance of Aquino’s administration.

The figure is 10 points below the 58 percent who said they were in December, last year.

Respondents who answered they were dissatisfied, meanwhile rose to 29 percent from last December’s 24 percent.

The percentage of those undecided respondents also increased from 17 percent last December to 23 percent in the recent survey.

The poll classifies ratings from +70 and above as “excellent,” +50 to +69 as “very good,” +30 to +49 as “good,” +10 to +29 as “moderate,” +9 to – 9 as “neutral,” — 10 to – 29 as “poor,” — 30 to – 49 as “bad,” — 50 to – 69 as “very bad,” and — 70 and below as “execrable.”

Meanwhile, more issues in this year’s governance fell under the “neutral” performance rating classification.

The issues include fighting crimes (+9, from +5), rehabilitating areas damaged by conflict in Mindanao (+7, from ), fighting terrorism (+6, from +15), eradicating graft and corruption (+2, from +6), reconciliation with communist rebels (-3, from +17), reconciliation with Muslim rebels (-3, from +15) and fighting inflation (-8, from -12).

“Moderate ratings” were also recorded for issues including preparing for climate change (+29, from +31), defending the country’s territorial rights (+22, from +40), telling the truth to the people (+15), restoring peace to Mindanao (+12), providing jobs (+11, from +17).

The government also received “good” ratings for issues including helping victims of disasters (remained at +42), helping the poor (+34, from +33), promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (+34, from +38), protecting the environment (+32) and foreign relations (+30, from +33).

Aquino’s administration, however, received “poor” satisfaction ratings for ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (-11, from -9) and ensuring oil firms don’t take advantage of oil prices (-13, from -8).