DAVAO CITY – Davaoeños rated further down the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, cutting down their satisfaction by another 11.01 percentage points from the last survey conducted in early this year.
The Ateneo de Davao University’s city-wide social survey (CWSS) last month shows that the President got 60.8 percent satisfaction, compared to the April survey, with 61.1 percent. Dissatisfaction in the October survey was 23.3 percent, up from 12.5 percent in the previous survey.
With a drop of 0.3 percent in satisfaction, and a jump of 10.8 percent in dissatisfaction, the President slid down further from the hearts of many Davaoenos, with a drop in net satisfaction by 11.1 percent.
According to Dr. Christine S. Diaz, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, the Social Research, Training, and Development Office’s (RTDO) did not include questions on the reason for the respondents’ answers.
But other surveys also conducted in October, the same month that the Ateneo survey was conducted on October 22-26, explained that the drop in satisfaction was due to the slew of corruption issues hounding his administration.
The Ateneo survey was conducted on 630 individuals randomly chosen from the three districts of the city.
RTDO Director, Mildred M. Estanda, said that the drop in net satisfaction rate of President Aquino for Davaoeños is “just a slight change.”
“Overall the net satisfaction rate is still high, those who are undecided last time are now part of the data to those who are dissatisfied,” Estanda added.
The university survey did not only cover government performance but also on how respondents rated the other social issues concerning labor, education, economy, poverty, environment and weather, and health.
In the presentation, Gabriel Women’s Party representative Luzviminda Ilangan suggested to the school’s research group “to share their data to the public and local government, to the city planning and policy-makers so that these would be incorporated in the local budget.”
Ilagan said that the group should also share the data to the other local government units “because they are also studying the condition of the city.”
She pointed out that the information from this survey “would help the local policy-makers on making policy and ordinance to be “based on realities, not just pulled out of thin air.”
The survey, according to AdDU Research Council chair Lourdesita Chan, “is just like the survey of the Social Weather Station survey mechanisms”.
“Respondents are not selected by the surveyors but was randomly selected through a system to maintain the integrity of the survey”
Chan also pointed out that the result of the survey “is a positive indication of the political maturity of Davaoeno’s in terms of social issues”. (davaotoday.com)