The latest nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia from August 20 to September 2 showed Vice President Jejomar C. Binay obtaining the highest approval and trust ratings anew among key government officials for his performance in the past three months.
Binay gained the highest approval rating with 85 percent and also obtained the highest trust rating among the top five national government officials with 86 percent. These ratings were improvement from the 83 percent approval rating and 81 percent trust rating registered in June, 2011.
President Aquino (77 percent) and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (65 percent) also registered high approval ratings in the latest survey results. The President also got 75 percent trust rating, followed again by Enrile with 59 percent.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Chief Justice Renato Corona obtained the same approval and indecision ratings. The results showed that same trust and indecision ratings (41 percent against 43 percent) are scored by Belmonte, while 45 percent of Filipinos were unsure of Corona’s trustworthiness. Corona also registered the lowest trust rating of 31 percent.
Binay said he is thankful that he has been assigned by the President to address the housing needs of the Filipinos, and the concerns of overseas Filipino workers and victims of human trafficking.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the higher approval rating for Binay is not an indication of criticism against President Aquino. She said the Palace is happy because the Filipinos are seeing the good things that their officials are doing for them.