Isko Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna doing their signature “God First!” sign. The 2 landed on the top spots of the RPMD survey based on their performance in Manila. Photo by Jerry S. Tan

Moreno, Lacuna grateful for top ratings

March 14, 2022 Itchie G. Cabayan 716 views

THE performance of the working tandem in Manila of Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna paid off, once again.

The RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD), a non-partisan research group, conducted a survey of top-performing officials and the mayors in the National Capital Region (NCR) where Moreno clinched the number 2 spot with a job performance rating of 80%, next to Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte who got 81%.

The survey was conducted from February 20 to 28, 2022, saw Mayors Toby Tiangco of Navotas (78%), Vico Sotto of Pasig (77%), and Oca Malapitan of Caloocan, 75% landing on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots in the Top 5 Mayors-NCR survey.

Lacuna meanwhile, topped the survey for mayoral candidates in Manila posting a 53% rating. The far 2nd was Amado Bagatsing with 28% followed by Alex Lopez, 12%.

These findings are contained in the RPMD Halalan 2022 NCR Survey covering the period from December 16 to 23, 2021.

The ratings and ranking are comprehensive based on the job performances of those included in the survey.

Mayors have various responsibilities as local executives and those ranked were found to be the best performing based on the experience of their constituents and should be commended, according to Dr. Paul Martinez of the RPMD.

The “RPMD Public Satisfaction Survey”, conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc., is an independent, non-commissioned survey done in every city and municipality within the NCR.

In the surveys, the respondents were asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way [name of Mayor] is carrying out his/her duties as (Mayor)?”.

The NCR performance assessment survey of all City Mayors had 10,000 respondents and NCR had the same respondents as it covers election 2022 voter preferences and was conducted from February 22-28, 2022 using random sampling and face-to-face interviews, with a margin of error of +/- 1% at 95% confidence level.