Robredo satisfaction rating climbs back to 'good': SWS


Posted at Jul 20 2017 12:08 PM

MANILA - Public satisfaction with Vice President Leni Robredo improved to "good" territory in the second quarter of 2017, a survey from the Social Weather Stations showed.

Robredo obtained a net satisfaction rating of +36 in the SWS survey, which was conducted from June 23 to 26. Her score is 10 percentage points up from the +26 rating she received in the March 2017 survey.

Sixty percent of the 1,200 adults interviewed for the survey said they were satisfied with the Vice President's performance, while 24 percent said they were not.

Her numbers plunged in the March survey, which was conducted days after she questioned inconsistent figures on the extent of the drug problem in the Philippines in a video message to the United Nations.

In the video, Robredo revealed a scheme wherein authorities would take a family member in case the original person on the drug list cannot be found.

The Philippine National Police then urged Robredo to cite specific cases of the scheme to prove her claims, while then-Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno denied the allegations outright.

Robredo's office earlier said the drop in her satisfaction ratings in the first quarter signaled the need to do more.

Apart from Robredo, the latest SWS survey also found that public satisfaction on Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III also increased, enough to put him back in the "good" qualification.

Pimentel rose 4 percentage points to +33 (53 percent satisfied - 20 percent dissatisfied) from his +37 "moderate" mark in March.

Meanwhile, the survey also showed that House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno kept their "moderate" ratings from the last survey.

Alvarez’s net satisfaction was at +16 (40 percent satisfied - 25 percent dissatisfied), up by 4 points from +12 in March.

Sereno got a mark of +21 (43 percent satisfied - 23 percent dissatisfied), up by 7 points from +14 in March.

A separate survey, released earlier this month, showed that net satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance reached a record-high after his first year in office.

Duterte received a net satisfaction rating of +66, with 78 percent of Filipinos saying they were satisfied with the President's performance and 12 percent saying they were dissatisfied.

This was an increase from the +63 net satisfaction rating he received in the previous quarter.


A separate survey, released on Wednesday, showed that public satisfaction for the country's 3 top government institutions dropped marginally, but were qualified as "good."

The Senate received a mark of +49 (64 percent satisfied - 15 percent dissatisfied), which was lower by 3 percentage points from the +52 it received in March.

The House of Representatives, meanwhile, got a rating of +34 (53 percent satisfied - 20 percent dissatisfied). This is a 4-percentage point drop from its +39 grade in March.

The Supreme Court got a +38 net satisfaction rating (55 percent satisfied - 17 percent dissatisfied), which is 2 percentage points lower than its +40 mark in March.

Only the Cabinet's net satisfaction increased, but it still retained its "good" rating.

The president's official family received a mark of +34 (52 percent satisfied - 18 percent dissatisfied), a 2-percentage point increase from their +32 grade in March.

The survey on the institutions was conducted from June 23 to 26, 2017 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults and has sampling error margins of +/- 3 percent.