Binay gets ‘excellent’ SWS rating

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


VICE President Jejomar Binay expressed on Tuesday his gratitude to the people for their trust and confidence as indicated in the latest survey results of the Social Weather Station (SWS).

"The results of the first quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) are expressions of appreciation for Vice President Binay's performance. He is again grateful to the people for their trust and confidence and to the President for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Cabinet," Binay's spokesperson Joey Salgado said.

Binay once again gained the highest approval rating among government officials in the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS).

According to the SWS survey conducted from March 27-30, Binay scored a net satisfaction rating of +73 with 82 percent satisfied and 9 percent dissatisfied with his performance.

Binay's rating is 11 points higher than the +62 he scored in December 2013, raising his grade from "very good" to "excellent."

Of the 15 surveys conducted by SWS since he assumed office in 2010, Binay scored eight "excellent" ratings and seven "very good" ratings.

Salgado further said that with two years left to his term, Binay will remain focused on his work, particularly assisting OFWs, housing, and providing help to our kababayans in need.

"He will not be distracted by crude attempts of political detractors to malign his name and raise false and baseless allegations against him," Salgado added.

The survey scores were based on interviews the SWS conducted with 1,200 respondents.

SWS classifies scores of satisfaction scores of +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69,“very good”; +30 to +49, “good; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69 “very bad”; and -70 and below as “execrable.”
It said error margins of plus or minus three percent for national percentages and plus or minus six percent for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao were used in the survey.

Binay, who has made no secret of his plans to vie for the Presidency in 2016, decided last March to severe his ties with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) over differences he had with current PDP-Laban Predident Sen. Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel Jr.

Former Senate President Aquilino Nene Pimentel thereafter tendered his resignation from the University of Makati (UMak).

Binay, who helped put up PDP-LABAN with the older Pimentel in 1983 was reported to have reached out to Pimentel to clear whatever misunderstandings that may arise from his “resignation” from PDP-LABAN to form a political party of his own, supposedly in preparation for his presidential bid in 2016.

Binay convinced the older Pimentel into staying as chairman of the board of the College of Governance and Public Policy in Umak separating politics from the issue of providing quality education, especially in the field of leadership and governance. (Jun M. Sarmiento/Sunnex)

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