Seven out of every 10 adult Filipinos approve of the performance of President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay and about the same number trust the country’s two top officials, the results of Pulse Asia’s latest survey show. The ratings were basically unchanged from what they were between January and February.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Ang Kapatiran Party senatorial candidate John Carlos de los Reyes slammed the polling firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations on Thursday, accusing them of conditioning the minds of voters and promoting what he called “sabong mentality” (making rivalries out of innocent people) among Filipinos.
By Norman Bordadora
Grace Poe-Llamanzares’ decision to exclusively campaign with Team PNoy proved to be the right decision as she moved up in the latest Social Weather Station poll, a week after being junked by the opposition United Nationalist Alliance, a spokesperson for the administration coalition said on Tuesday.
By Christian V. Esguerra
The biggest winner in the latest Pulse Asia survey arguably was the daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay. Riding primarily on the popularity of her high-profile father, Nancy Binay jumped to fourth to ninth places, trailing only incumbent Senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano. She was 12th in the Social Weather Stations survey last January.
By Inquirer Research
Unemployment in the country dropped from an estimate of 13.8 million individuals in the first quarter to 10.9 million individuals in the second quarter, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).