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Filipinos dissatisfied with Marcos admin's response to inflation, poverty — OCTA survey
Filipinos dissatisfied with Marcos admin's response to inflation, poverty — OCTA survey
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Filipinos dissatisfied with Marcos admin's response to inflation, poverty — OCTA survey
by Ellicia Del Mundo18 February 2024
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Many Filipinos were not satisfied with the Marcos administration's response to inflation and poverty, according to the results of OCTA Research's survey released Sunday, February 18.

OCTA's Tugon ng Masa (TNM) Q4 2023 survey showed that 75 percent of Filipino respondents were discontented with how the government act to control the prices of basic goods and services.

Most of the "dissatisfied" responders came from the Visayas region (91 percent), followed by Mindanao (79 percent), National Capital Region (69 percent), and Balance Luzon (68 percent).

Filipinos are also unhappy with the government's performance in reducing poverty, with most of those who answered hail from the Visayas (65 percent), National Capital Region (47 percent), Mindanao (46 percent), and Balance Luzon (38 percent).

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The following programs received high dissatisfaction from responders:

  • Ensuring food security (32 percent)
  • Creating more jobs (31 percent)
  • Fighting graft and corruption (26 percent)
  • To stop the spread of illegal drugs (23 percent)
  • Reducing hunger (23 percent)
  • Helping the poor (20 percent)
  • Controlling population growth (20 percent)

Photo courtesy: OCTA Research fellow Guido David / X account

In contrast, responders said they were satisfied with how the Marcos administration build public infrastructure (81 percent), protect Overseas Filipino Workers' welfare (77 percent), and provide proper and effective response to natural disasters (77 percent).

Many were also satisfied with the government's action in the following programs:

  • Providing quality primary (75 percent)
  • Providing second education as well as tertiary and technical/vocational education (75 percent)
  • Providing quality and affordable health care (75 percent)
  • Improving foreign relations (72 percent)
  • Protecting human rights (69 percent)
  • Promoting peace and order (66 percent)
  • Stopping the environmental destruction and abuse (66 percent)

Photo courtesy: OCTA Research fellow Guido David / X account

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The TNM Q4 2023 survey was conducted from September 30 to October 4, 2023.

Each participant was asked of the question: "Pakisabi po ninyo kung gaano kayo nasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap ng ating pamahalaan sa bawat isa, sa unang isang daan araw ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr."

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