DSWD welcomes ‘positive’ disaster response rating in OCTA’s ‘Tugon ng Masa’ survey

Department of Social Welfare and Development

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as the vice chair of Disaster Response of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), welcomed the OCTA Research’s Tugon ng Masa survey results were the agency received a “high” approval rating for its disaster response.

According to the survey results, the DSWD got an approval rating of 75 percent in the government's response to the needs of communities affected by disasters.

“To maintain this positive rating, the Department vows to continue to strengthen its consistent on-the-ground coordination with the local government units (LGUs)—which are the first responders; the national government agencies (NGAs); private sector; and international partners in responding promptly to disasters and calamities,” the DSWD said in a statement on Friday, Dec. 9.

The survey was conducted by OCTA Research from Oct. 23-27, with 1,200 adult respondents nationwide. The results were released on Dec. 6.

Participants answered the poll question: “Could you please tell us your opinion about their performance on each program in the first 100 days of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.’s administration?”

Other government programs listed in the poll include ensuring food security; access to quality education; managing inflation; and poverty reduction, among others.