President Benigno Aquino III’s effort to help disaster victims got the highest mark while delays in resolving the Maguindao massacre obtained the lowest grade, based on the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations.
The Aquino administration received a net satisfaction rating of +52 or “very good” mark for providing relief and rehabilitation efforts to disaster victims in contrast to widespread criticism in media that it has been slow and inefficient in getting back victims of last year’s earthquake and typhoons, including super typhoon “Yolanda/Haiyan.”
The Aquino administration received “good” grades in eight areas — helping the poor (+44), foreign relations (+43), defending the country’s territorial rights (+42), developing science and technology (+42), preparing for climate change (+41), providing enough supply of electricity (+41), promoting welfare of overseas Filipino workers (+39,) and ensuring efficient transport system (+36).
It received a “moderate” grade for six areas — reconciliation with communist rebels (+28); reconciliation with Moro rebels (+27); ; fighting terrorism (+23); providing jobs (+21); fighting crime (+14); and eradicating graft and corruption (+14). The Aquino administration received negative marks for three areas — ensuring that no family will go hungry ( -5), fighting inflation (-7 ), and ensuring oil firms don’t take advantage of oil prices (-7), and resolving the Magiuindanao massacre case with justice (-36).
The SWS survey of 1,200 respondents from September 26 to 29 showed more than half or 59 percent said they were satisfied with the Aquino administration,24 percent said they were dissatisfied, and 16 percent said they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
This yielded a nest good rating of +35 or sic percentage points bigger than the moderate grade of +29 the previous quarter.