MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – According to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), about 61% of 1,200 respondents are satisfied with the overall performance of the Aquino administration.
This is its highest rating since June 2014. 23% of respondents said they were not satisfied, while the remaining 16% were undecided. Months away from the May elections, the figures reflected a +39 net satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2015 from +37 in the 3rd quarter. The government got “good” net satisfaction ratings on 4 issues – helping the poor, foreign relations, promoting welfare of migrant workers, and defending territory.
The Adobo Chronicles analyzed the survey results to fact check against what the Philippines is actually experiencing.
The survey results don’t seem to match up with what’s happening in the country: the poor are getting poorer, foreign relations is dismal, the welfare of migrant workers is far from satisfactory and the Philippines’ defense of its territory (especially against China) is weak.
Perhaps the Commission on Audit should review, and issue an opinion on, the survey.