MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III continued to enjoy higher grades from survey firms, this time with the Social Weather Stations (SWS) saying 73% of Yolanda victims were satisfied with his performance during and after the onslaught of the super typhoon.
The survey, done from December 11 to 16 last year, revealed that there was “higher satisfaction ratings for [Aquino] among victims of Yolanda compared to those who were not victimized by the super typhoon.”
Among Yolanda victims, 73% were satisfied and 19% were dissatisfied or a net satisfaction rating of +54. This is classified by SWS as “very good”.
Among non-victims, 69% were satisfied and 21% were dissatisfied, for a net satisfaction rating of +48 or “good”.
The survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,550 adults in Metro Manila (300), the Balance of Luzon (300), Visayas (650), and Mindanao (300). The SWS said there were error margins of ±2.5% for national percentages, ±4% for Visayas, and ±6% for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon and Mindanao.
Of the number, only 13% answered “yes” to the question “Kayo po ba o ang inyong pamilya ay NASALANTA nitong nakaraang bagyong Yolanda? [Did you or your family suffer SERIOUS HARM during the recent typhoon Yolanda?].”
SWS said the other 87% of households said they did not suffer serious harm from the super typhoon.
The Aquino administration received criticisms after the Yolanda tragedy allegedly because of the lack or slow action in relief efforts.
Aquino has since appointed former Senator Panfilo Lacson as “rehabilitation czar” and revealed an $8 billion blueprint for the rehabilitation of the Yolanda-hit areas.