Spend Maharlika Fund in agriculture and healthcare – Pahayag

01 Apr

Spend Maharlika Fund in agriculture and healthcare – Pahayag

More than a majority are aware of the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) in Pahayag Quarter 1 (PQ1-23) survey at 62%. NCR has the highest level of awareness at 72% and is popular with ages between 50 to 59 years old registering at a high 69%, with 60+ years old at 72% (Table 1).

28% approve of the MIF, with NCLA (32%) and Visayas (30%) strongly supporting it. Whereas 25% disapprove of it, with respondents from NCR (31%) and SLA (31%) disagreeing the most.

Table 1

Improving agricultural production and supply chains (32%) was regarded as the highest priority project (Table 2) that should be funded by MIF while funding universal healthcare for all Filipinos came in second at 23% and investment in lifelong learning for all registered third at 11%

Table 2

The least regarded project is the establishment of logistic hubs across the country (1%), establishing internet connectivity from Luzon to Mindanao (3%), and National Railway System expansion outside of Metro Manila (3%).

Meanwhile, the governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is favored to lead the Maharlika Investment Corporation (MIC) at 26%, followed by PBBM at 24%.

PQ1-23 is an independent and non-commissioned survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. between 2-6 March 2023. It is a nationwide purposive sampling survey comprised of 1,500 respondents randomly drawn from the market research panel of over 200,000 Filipinos maintained by the Singapore office of PureSpectrum, a US-based panel marketplace with multinational presence. The sample was restricted to registered Filipino voters. Samples provided by PureSpectrum are not affiliated with any bias or political party. ###


Imelda Samson

Executive Director