Among the top officials in the line of succession for the presidency, only Vice President Jejomar Binay scored a satisfaction rating in March higher than the rating he posted in December last year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
By Christine O. Avendaño and Leila B. Salaverria
He is “grateful” for the trust and confidence given him by the people, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Monday, after the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showed that he had rated higher than President Aquino and other government officials.
Self-rated poverty slightly went down in the first quarter of the year with 53 percent (11.5 million Filipino families) rating themselves as “poor,” from 55 percent (11.8 million families) in December 2013, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
About one in two Filipinos (49 percent) perceive President Aquino to be serving the interests of the middle class, according to recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
By Nestor Corrales
The Department of Social Welfare and Development considered the series of calamities that hit the country as among the factors why many Filipinos rated themselves poor.