Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail F. Valte said the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey of Enterprises on Corruption conducted from July 16 to September 14 this year shows that the business sector recognizes the results of the Aquino administration’s relentless drive against corruption.
Based on interviews of 826 company executives representing large, medium and small enterprises, 71% see less public sector corruption now compared to the previous administration. Of all the government institutions rated for sincerity in fighting corruption this year, the Office of the President shot up the most, from -37 in 2009 to +81 this year, an improvement of +118.
“Indeed, the President leads by example and the Filipino people see in his leadership the embodiment of positive change and honest public service,” Valte said even as she added that this is indicative of the overwhelming trust, confidence, and support in the President as he undertakes anti-corruption initiatives.
“In the eyes of the business community, good governance is good economics,” Valte said.
The Presidential deputy spokesperson said that the mandate of reform is one of hope, change, and the belief that corruption is at the root of our country’s social ills and the results of this survey affirm the Aquino administration’s commitment to pursuing the straight and righteous path throughout the public sector – from Malacañang to Barangay Halls that serve our people.
Meanwhile, the Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey for the Third Quarter of 2012 shows both performance and trust ratings for the President at all-time highs.
Public satisfaction with the President’s performance surged to +78, a noteworthy increase of 11 points from the Second Quarter 2012 Ulat ng Bayan survey. Trust in the President also shot up to +78 representing a significant 13-point jump from his +65 in the last rating in May 2012.
Strong positive scores across all geographic regions and social classes pushed ratings of the President to within the margin of error of his personal best of +79 for performance and +80 for trust in the Fourth Quarter October 2010 Pulse Asia survey.
“These ratings further amplify the public’s overwhelming support for the President and the success of his initiatives towards positive change as shown in surveys and reports from respected local and international organizations,” Valte said.
“We have always maintained that public office is a public trust. These sustained ratings affirm the Filipino people’s belief and confidence in the President, his leadership, and his administration’s relentless pursuit of reform,” she added.#