The approval and trust ratings of the country’s top two officials remain stable since last quarter, according to the results of the PAHAYAG 2022 End of the Year (P-EOY 2022) conducted by PUBLiCUS from November 25 to 30, 2022.
64 percent of the 1,500 respondents who participated in the survey said they approve of President Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s performance as chief executive over the past six months. Meanwhile, 57 percent of respondents rated Marcos’ trustworthiness as ‘high’ or ‘very high’.
Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio also maintains her approval and trust ratings at 68 percent and 63 percent, respectively.
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri (49%) and House Speaker Ferdinand Romualdez (44%) likewise preserve their approval scores although their trust ratings have declined with Zubiri at 36 percent and Romualdez at 35 percent. Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo’s approval (38%) and trust (30%) ratings are lower compared to the previous quarter.
TESDA, AFP notch highest approval and trust ratings
Among government institutions, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) earned the highest approval rating with 72 percent, followed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with 68 percent. Closing in with gradually gaining approval are the Department of Education (65%), Department of Social Welfare and Development (65%), Department of Tourism (65%), Department of Science and Technology (64%), and Commission on Higher Education (63%), while others are generally stable.
60 percent of P-EOY respondents also rated TESDA as the most trustworthy institution, with the DepEd (57%) and AFP (57%) tied in second place.
Close thirds are the CHED, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, DOST, DSWD, and DOT, all of which notching at least 50% high and very high trust ratings.
GMA 7, CNN PH, Inquirer most trusted media
GMA 7 (48%), CNN Philippines (46%), and Philippine Daily Inquirer (40%) sustain top three ranks as the most trusted channel news sources by the respondents. CNN Philippines is stable throughout 2022, unlike GMA 7 and Inquirer, which dropped significantly in the second quarter but managed to recover in the last quarter.
Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN Online, Philippine Star, TV5/Interaksyon, The Manila Times, DZBB, and DZRH also entered the top ten.
The 1,500 registered Filipino voters who participated in the PAHAYAG 2022 End of the Year Survey were randomly sampled by PureSpectrum, a US-based panel marketplace with multinational presence, from its national panel of more than 200,000 Filipinos. The sample-wide margin of error is +/- 3%.
PAHAYAG is an independent and non-commissioned national purposive survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. PAHAYAG, a CSR program of PUBLiCUS, is released quarterly.