Robredo keeps 'good' rating; Arroyo, De Castro post 'neutral' ratings: SWS


Posted at Oct 16 2018 08:29 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Retired Chief Justice Teresita de Castro. Composite

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo maintained her "good" net satisfaction rating in the third quarter of 2018, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Tuesday.

The survey found 57 percent of Filipinos satisfied with Robredo's performance and 23 percent dissatisfied.

The Vice President posted a +34 net satisfaction rating, 2 points higher than the +32 rating she received last quarter. 

This was due to increases in Metro Manila (9 points), Mindanao (8 points), and Balance Luzon (2 points). Robredo however received an 11-point decline in the Visayas.

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III also maintained his "very good" rating, which increased by a point to +55 from +54 last quarter.

The survey showed that 68 percent of Filipinos were satisfied by Sotto's performance, while 13 percent were dissatisfied.

Sotto's rating stayed "very good" in Balance Luzon at +65, "good" in Mindanao at +41, and "very good" in Metro Manila despite an 11-point decline to +52. His rating fell to "good" in the Visayas due to a 4-point decrease to +49.

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received a "neutral" for her first net satisfaction rating.

The survey found 34 percent of Filipinos satisfied with Arroyo's performance, while 38 percent were dissatisfied.

Arroyo's net satisfaction rating was highest in the Visayas at neutral +8, followed by Mindanao at neutral -3, Balance Luzon at neutral -4, and Metro Manila at poor -25.

Arroyo was sworn in as the country's first woman Speaker after a power tussle with Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez that eclipsed President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address.

Retired Chief Justice Teresita de Castro, meanwhile, posted a "neutral" +4 net satisfaction rating during her 41-day stint as the top magistrate.

It was highest in Balance Luzon at +9, followed by Visayas at +5, Mindanao at +2, and Metro Manila at -7.

The survey found 33 percent of Filipinos satisfied with De Castro's performance, while 29 percent were dissatisfied.

De Castro was appointed as chief justice after Maria Lourdes Sereno was ousted for her failure to fully disclose the required statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth when she applied for the Supreme Court's top post in 2012.

The third quarter poll, conducted from September 15 to 23, was done using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of ±3 percent for national percentages.