The Administration, under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, has exemplified decisive and compassionate leadership, which is best illustrated in Pulse Asia’s latest survey, conducted from September 6 to 11, 2021.
The aforesaid survey showed fighting criminality (+65), responding to the needs of areas affected by calamities (+62), protecting the welfare of the OFWs (+60), promoting peace in the country (+55) and providing assistance /subsidy to those who lost their livelihood and jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic (+50) as selected national issues receiving the highest net approval rating from the respondents.
On creating more jobs (+27), increasing the Pay of workers (+27), reducing the poverty of many Filipinos (+9) and controlling inflation (+1), which got the least net approval rating, such results likewise reflect the present economic situation, where 23.3 million workers, according to our Economic Team, have been affected by heightened quarantine.
This is the rationale behind our ingat buhay para sa hanapbuhay advocacy. We are accelerating vaccination by expanding vaccination sites among others, and managing COVID-19 risks better by allowing the gradual re-opening of the economy and imposing localized lockdowns in the highest risk areas.