Aquino requires Cabinet members to submit accomplishment reports-A A +A
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has ordered his Cabinet to submit accomplishment reports for the first quarter of 2011 in light of the recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing a decline in his satisfaction rating.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma said Tuesday that the President would want to know the accomplishments of every government agency to be presented to the public.
"This is to fulfill the President's pledge about important points in his program for the Filipino people. The administration wants the people to know that all of the initiatives that this government has been doing are a response to their needs," he said.
Coloma added that Aquino discussed with his officials the latest ratings of both SWS and Pulse Asia surveys that assessed the performance of the administration.
He said the slight dip in the satisfaction ratings of the President in the Pulse Asia survey was not significant, stressing the systems used by Pulse Asia and SWS are entirely different.
"It's not an apple to apple comparison. To make the comparison fair, the figure to be analyzed is the approval rating itself," he said, referring to the Pulse Asia survey.
"For the SWS, the approval rating dropped to 69 from 64. So it's the same, if we compare it with Pulse Asia, it dropped by only five percent," he added.
The SWS survey found that while most Filipinos approve of Aquino, his net satisfaction rating is down 13 points to +51 (69 percent satisfied minus the 18 percent dissatisfied) from last November's +64 (74 percent satisfied, 10 percent dissatisfied).
The survey was conducted March 4 to 7. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)