MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the results of a recent poll showing that a majority of Filipinos remain optimistic with respect to their quality of life, as well as the country’s economy.
Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. considered this as a reaffirmation of the trust and confidence the public continues to put on the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
“Ang pagpapahayag ng kanilang optimistikong pananaw hinggil sa kinabukasan ay pagpapatunay ng kanilang kumpiyansa at pagtitiwala na sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang administrasyon, patuloy na maitataas ang antas ng kalidad ng kanilang pamumuhay, patuloy ang pagpapatupad ng mga reporma na magbibigay daan sa katuparan ng kanilang mga pangarap at mithiin,” Secretary Coloma told reporters during the daily media briefing at the Palace.
(Stating their optimistic view about the future is a proof of their confidence and trust in the current administration; their lives will be improved, implementation of reforms will be continued and their dreams and goals will be fulfilled.)
Based on its third quarter survey, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) found that net personal optimism among 1,200 adult respondents nationwide is still ‘very high’ at +33.
The same group of people also believe the economy will improve in the next 12 months, yielding a net optimism score of +18, which the SWS also classified as “very high”.
Coloma also concurred to the observation that these results substantiate President Aquino’s belief that the greatest achievement of his administration is the renewed sense of hope among the Filipino people.
“Sa pananaw ni Pangulong Aquino ang pinakamahalagang naisagawa ng kanyang pamamahala ay ang pagpapanumbalik ng pag-asa, ang pagpapanumbalik ng paniniwala sa katuparan ng mga pangarap o mithiin, at ito ay pinapatunayan ng resulta ng SWS survey na nagpapakitang tumataas pa ang antas ng pagiging optimistiko ng ating mga kababayan,” he said.
(In the view of President Aquino, the most important accomplishment his government has achieved is regaining the hope, the belief in the fulfillment of dreams or goals, and this is proven by the results of the SWS survey that shows the optimism level of our countrymen increasing.)
“Tumataas ang kanilang paniwala na gaganda pa ang takbo ng ating ekonomiya at ng kanilang kabuhayan, at katulad nga ng nabanggit ko kanina, ito ay pahiwatig na nararamdaman nila ang benepisyo ng mabuting pamamahala,” he added.
(They believe that our economy will continue to boom, as well as their livelihoods, and like what I earlier said, this is a proof that they feel the benefits of good governance.)