Statement of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail F. Valte on the SWS survey on the national administration

Based on the latest Social Weather Stations survey for August 2012, net satisfaction with the Aquino administration has risen to +62 or within a statistical tie of its best rating of +64 recorded in September 2010.

Heady increases in net satisfaction registered throughout all geographic regions, economic classes, and an overwhelming number of indicators. The administration scored well in key economic issues such as providing jobs (+43) and fighting inflation (from -6 to +19) while notable increases in satisfaction with fighting crimes (from +16 to +42) and eradicating graft and corruption (from +12 to +40) were also noted. The strongest scores of the administration were in helping the victims of disasters (+73), helping the poor (from +35 to +59), promoting welfare of overseas Filipino workers, foreign relations, and defending the country’s territorial rights.

No other administration has had the consistently high ratings of the Aquino administration since the SWS began this poll in February 1989.

Continued and sustained public satisfaction with the Aquino administration is an affirmation of public support for our projects and initiatives. More importantly, this is indicative of the success of our reforms to ensure effective and equitable delivery of public services.

We take these survey results as a challenge to further improve our capacity to address key issues and to keep government attuned to the needs of our people and the challenges of our times.