Nagueños give Bongat a “Very Good” rating
By GERALD O. ENGUERO
Robredo earns highest mark among national gov’t officials
To the Nagueños, City Mayor John Bongat is the most popular city official with 99.5 percent of those surveyed saying that they knew him. He is followed by Vice Mayor Gabby Bordado as the second most popular person among the city constituents with a rating of 89.5 percent.
The 2012 First Quarter Poverty and Governance Public Poll conducted by the Ateneo Social Science Research Center of the Ateneo de Naga University, which was released this week, found that 60.2% of those surveyed were satisfied and only 8.1% were dissatisfied with Mayor Bongat’s performance in the past six months, beginning August 2011 to January 2012. This is equivalent +52.1% or a net satisfaction rating of “Very Good.”
Bordado, on the other hand, earned a “Good” net satisfaction rating of +40.2%, where 52.5% of those surveyed were satisfied and only 12.3% dissatisfied with the vice mayor’s performance.
A net satisfaction rating is the difference between the percentage of respondents who answered that they were satisfied and the percentage of respondents who answered they were dissatisfied with the services provided by the selected personnel.
The above satisfaction ratings, according to the poll survey, were based on the percentage of Naguenos who said they knew the respective city officials.
Councilor Nathan Sergio topped the performance ratings among city councilors, with a “Good” net satisfaction rating of +45.2 points.
The other councilor with “Good” net satisfaction ratings were: Nelson Legacion, +44.7; Nene De Asis, +42.9; Joseling Tuson, +32.
The councilors with “Moderate” net satisfaction ratings were: Esteban Abonal, +26.4; Babet Lavadia, +25.4; Chito Perez, +21.5; and Ray Ann Rentoy, +20.
The councilors with “Neutral” net satisfaction were: Jose Nero +7.6; Rosales, +7.3; and Morales, -4.9 points.
On how well the Naguenos know their city councilors, the following were rated in the following order: Abonal, 73.3%; Legacion, 70%; De Asis, 68%; Lavadia, 65.3%; Sergio, 63%, Rosales, 58.3%; Tuason, 57.8%; Rentoy, 57.5%; Perez, 48.8%, Nero, 26.3%, and Morales, 20.3%.
Meanwhile, among the national government officials, fellow Naguenos gave DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo a “Very Good” net performance rating of +61.3 points (69.4 satisfied, 8.1% dissatisfied), the highest in the survey. Justice Secretary De Lima, a native of Iriga City has also been rewarded with a “Very Good” net rating of +52.1 points (61.5% satisfied, 9.4% dissatisfied) in the same survey.
President Noynoy Aquino, on the other hand, earned only a “Moderate” net rating of +9.5% while Vice President Jojo Binay had a “Good” net rating of +32.2 points. Chief Justice Corona was slapped with a “Very Bad” net rating of -62.3 points, where 70.8% of those surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with his performance.
The same survey found that 47.7% of Naguenos aged 18 years old and over considered their families as “pobre” or poor while 35.0% considered their families as “not poor.” They said their families needed P15,000 (median poverty threshold) for their home expenses in order not to be considered poor.
One of four Naguenos, or 25%, reported that their families experienced hunger and had nothing to eat, at least once in the last three months, from Nov. 2011 to Jan. 2012.
Twenty-eight percent of voting age Naguenos expected that their quality of life in the past three months (Nov. 2011 to Jan. 2012) became better while 27.3% expected it to become worse, for a net personal optimism (past) of +1.2 points. On the other hand,, two-fifths (40.3%) anticipated their quality of life in the next three months to get better while 5.5% anticipated it to get worse, for a net personal optimism (future) of +34.8.
MEDIA RELEASE – APRIL 16, 2011
Ateneo Social Science Research Center-Ateneo Student Research Pool (ASSRC-ASRP)
2012 1st Quarter Poverty and Governance Public Poll