Bongbong Marcos, other gov’t officials, lawmakers score high in nationwide survey — RPMD

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MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earned an 88% performance rating and 90% trust rating in the recent nationwide survey conducted by the  RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).

Vice President Sara Duterte had an 86% approval rating and 92% trust rating, while Senate President Migz Zubiri earned a 62% approval and 65% trust ratings.

Speaker Martin Romualdez had a 60% performance and 63% trust rating.

Marcos and Duterte’s ratings soared by +5% from December 2022, while Zubiri’s and Romualdez’s “substantially increased” by +4 at +7% points, according to Dr. Paul Martinez, RPMD Executive Director.

Martinez also said that Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Benhur Abalos Jr. topped the list of Cabinet officials with an 85% performance rating and  90% trust rating.

Abalos’ ratings rose by 7% from his December 2022 ratings.

Abalos was followed by Tourism Sec. Christina Garcia-Frasco (77% approval rating,  75% trust rating), Executive Sec. Lucas Bersamin (75% approval, 70% trust rating), Information and Communications Technology Sec. Ivan John Uy (75% approval, 88% trust rating), Budget and Management Sec. Amenah Pangandaman (73% approval, 70% trust rating) and Foreign Affairs Sec. Enrique Manalo (71% approval, 67% trust ratings).

Department of Migrant Workers Sec. Susan Ople had a 68% approval rating and 65% trust rating, followed by DOJ Sec. Boying Remulla (68% approval, 63% trust rating), DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual (68% approval, 60% trust rating), DOTR Sec. Jaime Bautista (67% approval, 65% trust rating), SolGen Menardo Guevarra (67% approval, 68% trust rating), DOH Acting Sec. Rosario Vergeire (67% approval, 70% trust rating); DOF Sec. Benjamin Diokno (66% approval, 68% trust rating), DOST Sec. Renato Solidum Jr. (66% approval, 72% trust rating), DHSUD Sec. Jerry Acuzar (65% approval, 62% trust rating), DPWH Sec. Manuel Bonoan (63% approval, 61% trust rating) and DOLE Sec. Bienvenido Laguesma (63% approval, 60% trust ratings).

Martinez said the RPMD also ranked the performance of senators, with Senators Raffy Tulfo at Imee Marcos emerging as the top performers with a rating of 87%.

Senators Bong Revilla Jr., Mark Villar, and  Loren Legarda were statistically tied for the second spot with a performance rating of 85%.

Senators Cynthia Villar at Grace Poe were tied with a 78% job satisfaction rating, while Francis Tolentino earned a  76% approval rating.

Senators Bong Go at Sherwin Gatchalian got an approval rating of 73%, followed by Senators Sonny Angara and Alan Peter Cayetano (70%).

Sen. Nancy Binay had a rating of 68%, Senators Koko Pimentel at Risa Hontiveros had a rating of 65%, and Sen. Pia Cayetano had a 63% rating.

The independent and non-commissioned RPMD nationwide “Boses ng Bayan” survey was conducted in all provinces nationwide from February 25-March 8, 2023 with 10,000 adult respondents.

The survey has a margin of error of +/-1% at 95% confidence level. The number of respondents per province is proportional to the official population and chosen randomly.