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The Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia surveys showing that President Benigno S. Aquino III continues to enjoy high satisfaction, trust and performance approval ratings are indication of the Filipino people’s support for his reforms towards equitable progress, a Palace official said.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda issued the statement during the regular press briefing in Malacanang following the release of the SWS First Quarter and Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan surveys on Monday.
"Almost three years into his term, public support for President Aquino’s leadership remains at unprecedented highs. Both the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan surveys, released this Monday, consistently demonstrate sustained levels of satisfaction (SWS, 74), trust (Pulse, 72), and performance approval (Pulse, 72) ratings for the President," Lacierda said.
Lacierda said the results of surveys reflect the Filipino people’s abiding confidence in President Aquino, and their support for the reforms that the Chief Executive continues to institute throughout the country.
"Massive investments in the people through social services, health, and education; strategic focusing of resources in key sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure; and the establishment of a culture of integrity in governance have all redounded to the renewal of the people’s trust in their leaders," the Palace official said.
"All these have also led to the affirmation of the international community in our country’s progress, the latest evidence of which is the credit ratings upgrade from Fitch Ratings, placing our country at investment grade for the first time in its history," he stressed.
Lacierda noted that the widespread support from both local and international communities will be integral in the Aquino administration's pursuit for more reforms that will allow the Filipino nation to take greater strides along the straight path towards equitable progress.
"As always, these results only strengthen our resolve as we move towards the next half of the term. The Filipino people remain this administration’s strength; the mandate they entrusted us when we took office remains our guide," Lacierda said.
"Encouraged by the support of the public and guided by the knowledge that the Philippines is beginning to reap the fruits of positive, meaningful change, we continue our steady march towards the realization of our collective aspirations," he said.