SURVIVOR | Yolanda victims give PNoy high ratings - SWS survey
The online news portal of TV5
MANILA, Philippines - Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda gave President Benigno Aquino III a higher satisfaction rating than Filipinos in areas not affected by the storm, survey firm Social Weather Stations said Thursday.
In a report on the results of its Fourth Quarter 2013 survey posted on the SWS website, the firm said 73 percent of Yolanda survivors polled - most of whom considered themselves "poor" and "food poor" - were satisfied with Aquino's performance, with only 19 percent saying otherwise, for a "very good" net satisfaction rating of +54.
In contrast, 69 percent of non-victims who were surveyed said they were satisfied and 21 percent said they were dissatisfied, for a “good” net satisfaction rating of +48.
Reacting to the SWS report, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said: "It is gratifying that those who suffered greatly appreciate what their President and their government have done to ease their pain and alleviate their plight despite the shortcomings and challenges still being hurdled."
Yolanda, the world’s strongest storm last year, seriously affected 13 percent of Filipino families when it cut a path of death and destruction through the central Philippines last November, SWS said.
The survey results also showed that 72 percent of families affected by Yolanda classified themselves as poor and 58 percent said they were “food poor,” compared to 52 percent and 38 percent, respectively, among non-victims.
The SWS also said Yolanda survivors reported a higher “hunger rate,” with 23.9 percent saying they experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, compared to 17.2 percent among non-victims.
Also, 19.8 percent of families affected by Yolanda said they experienced moderate hunger -- “only once” or “a few times” in the past three months -- and 4.1 percent went hungry “often” or “always,” compared to 14.7 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, among non-victims.
The SWWS said that, without the Yolanda victims, “the net satisfaction rating of Pres. … Aquino would have been net +48 instead of net +49, self-rated poverty would have been 52 percent instead of 55 percent, self-rated food poverty would have been 38 percent instead of 41 percent, and hunger would have been 17.2 percent, instead of 18.1 percent.
- DOJ target: Get a Conviction in Maguindanao massacre case before end of PNoy's term 1 hour ago
- Burkina's President Blaise Compaore ousted, army chief assumes power 2 hours ago
- Cebu bus rapid transit project bags World Bank financing 2 hours ago
- Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse 3 hours ago
- SM's Sy-Coson touts Philippines' economic gains 3 hours ago
- Australia's OceanaGold turns in a profit from Philippine copper-gold mine 3 hours ago
- These 4 Philippine property stocks are worth buying now 4 hours ago
- Homophobic MP urges Russia to ban gay Apple boss 4 hours ago
- PNoy orders halt to excessive local taxation of Napocor-contracted power plants 4 hours ago
- 2 Koreans staying in Malate nabbed for alleged robbery-extortion, illegal detention 5 hours ago
- 4 killed, 2 hurt in police firefight with suspected robbery group in Malolos 7 hours ago
- PNoy inspects Manila North Harbor, NAIA 3, bus terminal for Undas preparations 7 hours ago
- Binay slams senators for dragging his youngest daughter into Batangas farm estate issue 7 hours ago
- Complaint filed vs firm's execs over alleged smuggling of 5,425 MT of rice from Thailand 8 hours ago
- Korean firm pays full price upon takeover of Angat hydropower plant 9 hours ago