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Pidi hails Marcos admin for high trust ratings

April 20, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 339 views

Also lauds Speaker’s ‘high marks’

A SENIOR member of the leadership of the House of Representatives on Thursday congratulated the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for earning high trust ratings in the recent survey of polling firm Octa Research.

“Survey after survey, we see high ratings for President Marcos Jr. and key officials of the government, including our dear House Speaker Martin G. Romualdez. Be it satisfaction, approval, or trust ratings, the Marcos administration consistently earns high marks!” said Cavite Representative Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga Jr., chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The latest Tugon ng Masa (TNM) Q1 2023 survey of Octa Research saw President Marcos Jr. obtaining a trust rating of 83%, while Vice President Sara Duterte, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo earned 87%, 50%, and 39%, respectively.

Speaker Romualdez obtained a 55% trust rating, the biggest increase in ratings from the last TNM October 2022 survey, with a hike of +17%.

The House leader also got the highest gain in performance rating, or+15%, for the two survey periods.

Barzaga said Speaker Romualdez’s high marks are “a genuine reflection of House’s hard work… This will certainly inspire us to do more, strive better, and work harder to serve the Filipino people.”

“Hindi naman sa sinasabi nating nagtratrabaho tayo para sa mataas na ratings sa survey, pero tunay namang nakakatuwa ‘pag alam nating nakikita ng ating mga kababayan ang magandang ginagawa hindi lamang ng Kongreso, pati na ang buong administrasyon ni Pangulong Marcos Jr.,” he added.

The five government officials – the heads of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government – also scored high in previous approval and satisfaction surveys of Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations (SWS).

In the recent Pulse Asia survey, Romualdez and Zubiri both obtained a high approval rating of 51%. The same survey indicated that President Marcos Jr. and Vice President Duterte received high approval ratings, at 78% and 83%, respectively.

The SWS survey in December also saw the House of Representatives under the leadership of Romualdez garnering a high satisfaction rating of +56, ranked as “Very Good.”

“So this is a confirmation. If you consistently score very high in successive surveys that deal with public approval, trust, or satisfaction, it confirms you are doing a good job. So I congratulate all the officials who scored high in these surveys,” Barzaga said.