Gov't gets majority approval for fighting crime: Pulse

Posted at 07/25/2014 11:57 AM

MANILA - The Aquino administration got majority approval rating in only one out of 11 issues in a Pulse Asia survey and that's for fighting criminality.

The survey shows less than half of the 1,200 respondents approved of the administration's performance in fighting graft and corruption, reducing poverty, creating jobs, controlling inflation, enforcing the law and defending Philippine territory.

Pulse Asia Survey (June 24 - July 2, 2014)
Performance Rating of Aquino Administration

Fighting criminality: 54%
Increasing peace: 50%
Defending PH territory: 47%
Enforcing the law: 44%
Controlling population growth: 39%
Fighting graft & corruption: 42%
Creating jobs: 37%
Improving workers' pay: 36%
Reducing poverty: 32%
Controlling inflation: 26%

The survey was conducted from June 24 to July 2 this year.

In the headlines at that time were the filing of plunder charges against three senators linked to the pork barrel scam, the Supreme Court decision on the disbursement acceleration program, the President's call to resolve crime incidents, higher oil prices and continued tension between the Philippines and China over the West Philippine Sea.

Compared to the March survey, the administration's ratings on all issues were lower.

Based on the survey, Filipinos were most concerned about inflation or the spiraling costs of basic commodities. Report by ANC