TESDA, AFP, DOST, most approved and trusted gov’t agencies – PAHAYAG Survey

26 Jun

TESDA, AFP, DOST, most approved and trusted gov’t agencies – PAHAYAG Survey

Manila, June 26, 2023 – The PAHAYAG Q2 Survey Results released the approval and trust ratings of various government agencies in the country. The findings indicate that while the overall approval ratings for certain agencies and departments are sustained, there have been some shifts in public opinion for specific organizations.

Results revealed that the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) emerged as the top-ranking agency, receiving the highest level of approval at 72% and trust at 58%. TESDA’s commitment to providing quality technical education and skills training has garnered widespread support.

However, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has experienced a slight decline in its approval rating at 66% and trust rating at 56%, now sharing the second and third positions with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). However, DOST’s approval rating remains stable, showcasing the public’s continued trust in its scientific initiatives and technological advancements.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) secured a fourth spot with an approval rate of 65%. While the majority of government agencies have maintained a stable approval rating, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have seen a decrease in their approval ratings, landing in fifth and sixth spots respectively.

The Department of Education (DepEd) as well as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) maintained their approval rating at 63%. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has also seen a slight increase in its approval rating at 60%, from 58%.

DepEd and CHED maintain a trust rating of 52%, closely trailed by BSP and DSWD at 51%. Concurrently, DOT and DOLE are positioned at 49% and 46% respectively in terms of trust ratings.

It is worth noting that the Department of Health (DOH) has witnessed a gradual increase in public approval (62%) and trust (50%) over the past several quarters, gaining an impressive 12 percentage points compared to the first quarter of 2022.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) faced a dreadful fate as its approval rating significantly dropped to 49% from 54% and its trust rating to 39% from 43% this Q2 compared to Q1, respectively.

The PAHAYAG 2023 Second Quarter Survey (PQ2) is an independent and non- commissioned survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. between 7-12 June 2023. It is a nationwide purposive survey with 1,500 respondents randomly drawn from a market research panel of over 200,000 Filipinos maintained by PureSpectrum, a US-based panel marketplace with a multinational presence with respondents, and distributed across five geographical areas: National Capital Region (NCR), North Central Luzon (NCL), South Luzon (SL), Visayas (Vis), and Mindanao (Min). Only registered Filipino voters were included in the sample, ensuring that the results accurately represent the sentiments of the voting population.

For more information on the survey methodology and detailed results, please visit www.publicusasia.com.

J.M. Siddayao
Political Analyst
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