By Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo is elated over the results of the survey conducted by the Makati Business Club (MBC), showing the satisfaction rating of her office going up at 75 percent.
“Ang laking ginhawa para din sa amin kasi nag-umpisa talaga kami medyo sadsad, nag-umpisa kami halos wala. Talaga unti-unti sinubukan natin ayusin,” Robredo said in her weekly program over radio station dzXL.
(This is a big relief for us because we really started from the bottom, we began with almost nothing. We really tried to fix the office little by little.)
“Hindi lang iyong panlabas na ginagawa pero pati professionalism sa opisina. Alam mo kapag kuntento iyong mga empleyado, mas nakakapagsilbi ng tama,” she added.
(Not only our efforts outside the office but also the professionalism. You know if the employees are contented, they are able to serve well.)
The Office of the Vice President ranked 14th among 69 national government agencies for its improved satisfaction rating at 75 percent, a significant increase this year from 11.9 percent in 2015.
The MBC survey, released last week, asked 100 business executives, representing 100 companies in the Philippines. It asked the respondents if they are satisfied or not with the performance of 69 government agencies in the past year.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) topped the survey with the highest satisfaction rating of 97 percent, followed by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) with 85 percent and 84 percent rating, respectively.
Robredo welcomed the rise of OVP in the survey as a “big encouragement” for them despite the political noise in the country.
“Kahit papaano sa gitna ng napakaraming ingay, paninira, sa gitna ng, alam mo iyon, pang-aalipusta, ramdam ng tao ang ginagawa ng opisina namin,” Robredo, who is the leader of the opposition, said.
(Somehow in the middle of so many noise, smear campaign, you know, amid the insults, the people feel what our office is doing.)
Apart from the MBC survey, the Vice President also said she was inspired to work harder to serve Filipinos after her trust rating rose by 11 percent from April to June 2019 based on the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia.
“The lesson here is we should not get distracted by the noise, that we should focus on what needs to be done,” she said.
Under Robredo’s leadership, the OVP has partnered with the private sector since the launch of its flagship Angat Buhay program in 2016.
With the support of companies, organizations, and even individuals, Angat Buhay has mobilized almost P350 million worth of resources for the benefit of thousands of Filipinos in 193 areas nationwide.