President Aquino to complete priority programs of the Philippine Development Plan regardless of survey results, Palace says
MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III and the members of his Cabinet are determined to pursue and complete the priority programs of the Philippine Development Plan regardless of survey results, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said.
“As the President emphasizes, we will do right by our people and endeavor to fulfill their aspirations for a better future,” Coloma said in a statement during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Thursday following the release of the Fourth Quarter 2013 Social Weather Stations Survey (SWS).
According to Fourth Quarter 2013 SWS Survey published by the BusinessWorld, majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with President Aquino’s performance. The 4th quarter survey was conducted from December 11 to 16 using face-to-face interviews of 1,550 adults.
The SWS survey put President Aquino’s net satisfaction score at a “good” +49, with 69% claiming they were pleased with how the Chief Executive was doing his work and 21% declaring otherwise.
This was unchanged from three months earlier, although at that time fewer respondents – 19% – said they were dissatisfied and 68% had a positive opinion.
The fourth-quarter result instead brought the President’s full-year score to a “very good” +55, up from 2011 and 2012’s similarly “very good” +53. The President recorded a “very good” +62 during his first year in office. (MNS)