PNoy, Binay get majority approval: Pulse


Posted at Jun 22 2015 11:13 AM | Updated as of Jun 22 2015 09:27 PM

MANILA - President Aquino and Vice-President Jejomar Binay scored majority approval ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey.

The survey conducted last May 30-June 5 showed Aquino's ratings surging to 54 percent from 38 percent in the previous survey.

Binay's numbers also rose to 58 percent in June from 46 percent in March.

Senate President Franklin Drilon maintained his ratings at 49%.

House Speaker Sonny Belmonte got 30% approval from 27% in the previous survey while Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's numbers also increased from 29% to 31%.

The survey was conducted among 1,200 respondents. News stories that dominated headlines during the survey period include the reprieve for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso and the freezing of Binay's bank accounts.

Meanwhile, none of the key government institutions got majority approval with the Senate getting 40% approval, the House of Representatives got 35% and the Supreme Court 44%.

The public assessment was virtually unchanged from March.

In the headlines during that period was the House ad hoc committee's approval of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law and the approval on second reading of the House resolution on economic Charter change.