PNoy most popular gov't official among Filipinos, Pulse Asia survey shows
Manila (7 December) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III remains as the most popular top government official among Filipinos, registering 79 percent performance rating, the latest survey of independent pollster Pulse Asia showed.
Vice President Jejomar Binay received the second highest performance rating of 78 percent, followed by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who got 61 percent.
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. garnered almost the same percentages of Filipinos who expressed their approval (45 percent) and indecision (43 percent).
Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, on the other hand, received 35 percent approval rating. He also registered 18 percent public disapproval.
The survey also showed that four Cabinet members and public officials enjoyed high approval ratings -- Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman (65 percent), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (60 percent), Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim (55 percent) and Health Secretary Enrique Ona (52 percent).
Other officials who obtained high approval ratings include Education Secretary Armin Luistro (49 percent), Labor and Employment Chief Rosalinda Baldoz (41 percent), Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda (41 percent), Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno (40 percent), and Armed Forces chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo David (42 percent).
The survey was taken from Oct. 20 to 29, 2010, with 1,200 respondents. (PNA thru PIA 3) [top]