Marcos happy about survey results showing Pinoys believe PH is on the right track 

Published November 29, 2022, 6:22 PM

by Betheena Unite

“Very encouraging.”

President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (Photo by Noel Pabalate)

This was how President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. described the latest survey showing 85 percent of Filipino adults strongly believe the country is headed in the right direction.

“Well, of course, it’s very encouraging that people think that we are moving in the right direction,” Marcos told the press during his visit to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Based on the 4th quarter of 2022 Tugon ng Masa survey of OCTA Research Group, 85 percent of Filipino adults strongly agree that the Philippines is headed in the right direction, while 6 percent think otherwise.

According to Marcos, the result of the survey, which has 1,200 adult respondents, is important to him as it shows that the government has at least made its presence felt at every level of the society.

“I have not been able to study it really but nakita ko yung (but I saw that) it crosses demographics. The number is more or less the same across demographics. So that is important to me because every class of society must feel that they are being served by the government,” he said.

“With that kind of statistic then it looks like we have at least— that we have made the government felt at every level of society,” he stressed.

Those in the Visayas registered the highest agreement that the country is moving in the right direction, with 91 percent, while 87 percent in Balance Luzon, or Luzon outside Metro Manila, 84 percent in Mindanao, and 70 percent of adult Filipinos in Metro Manila.

Among classes A to E, 79 to 86 percent agree the Philippines is on the right path under Marcos’ leadership.

In the survey conducted on Oct. 23 to 27, Filipino respondents were asked the question: “Based on the policies and programs presented and implemented by the current administration, do you think the country is leading in the right way?”

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