In a survey by political management and lobbying firm Publicus Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte was hailed as the most loving and most decisive among the top five government officials in the country.
“We are gratified that 90 percent of Filipinos considered the President as the most decisive and caring government official based on the nationwide survey by Publicus Asia,” said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, commenting on the recent survey.
Based on the result, Duterte got a 90 % of the 1500 respondents polled nationwide. It was followed by Vice President Leni Rodredo with five percent Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serano, Senate Majority Leader Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez all got one percent rating.
Duterte’s rating was more pronounced in Mindanao that gave him a 97 % decisiveness index while Robredo received only 1 % from the region. Also, those from National Capital Region gave Duterte a 92 % and Robredo with only 1%. While in Southern Luzon, where Vice President hails, Robredo only got 4 % decisiveness and Duterte with 86 %.
Furthermore, Duterte is deemed the most loving by the respondents (82 percent); caring and concerned (79 percent). Robredo only got 13 percent in terms of being loving, concerned (17 percent) and caring (16 percent).
According to the survey, the top indicator of an officials’ love for the country is his projects for the poor with 56 %; good services with 24 %; delivery of promises to improve the country with 18 %; outreach programs with 14 % and the removal of value added tax with 12 %.
Also, the respondents believes that a caring president is shown when he visits the wounded and condoles during calamities with 93 %; takes into account his capacity to serve sincerely, looks for ways to serve and takes care of his health with 92 % and respects the country’s symbols with 91 %.
According to PUBLiCUS Asia founder and Chief Executive Officer Ma. Lourdes Tiquia, PUBLiCUS has upgraded its research service by shifting from the traditional pen and paper interviews (PAPI) to computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), which cuts field work and allows for the swift processing of data.