By JIGGER JERUSALEM
VICE President Maria Leonor Robredo yesterday described the surge of her net satisfactory rating as indication that her pro-poor program has been effective in addressing the country’s poverty problem.
“It means what our office has been doing has made a mark, since from day one we have made the rounds all over the country for our Angat Buhay program,” Robredo told reporters following the local launch of Ahon Laylayan Koalisyon at the gymnasium of Xavier University here Wednesday morning.
According to the Social Weather Survey (SWS) in the latest result of its survey, Robredo’s satisfactory rating rose by 15 points or moderate to good from +27 in December 2018 to +42 in March 2019.
The event at Xavier drew hundreds of leaders and representatives from the labor, transport, women, student, peasant, indigenous people, and civil society organization sectors.
What the SWS survey result is trying to tell, the vice president said, is that “what we have been doing is being felt” by the people they are serving.
The increase in her net satisfactory rating, Robredo said, would drive her further to do even more.
“It has given us inspiration and hope to sustain what we are doing,” she added.
During the Ahon Laylayan launch, sectoral representatives have relayed to Robredo their concerns.
Robredo said her office would consolidate all the problems that various sectors and would try to address.