Aquino govt ratings drop to lowest


The Aquino administration’s net satisfaction rating has dropped to its lowest in March, latest survey results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The survey in effect gave metrics of the political backlash on the way President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his men handled the Mamasapano incident.

The survey was held almost two months after the infamous police operation in Maguindanao that resulted in the death of over 60 people, including 44 policemen from the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force.

Malacañang brushed aside the results of the SWS survey.

“We are aware that there is significant room for improvement and that we need to continually ascertain the sentiments of our bosses, the Filipino people,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a statement.

The survey, initially published by BusinessWorld, showed the Aquino administration’s net satisfaction rating dropping by 15 points, from a “good” +34 in December 2014 to a “moderate” +19 in March 2015.

The poll was conducted from March 20 to 23 with 1,200 respondents.

The survey said only 48 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the government’s performance in March. The government rated 58 percent in the last poll held in December.

About 29 percent were dissatisfied with the government while 23 percent were undecided.

In December, 24 percent were dissatisfied while 17 percent were undecided.

The decrease was noted across all socioeconomic classes with net satisfaction rating falling to +19 for class ABC (from +41 in December), +24 for class E (from +40) and +18 for class D (from +32).


Please follow our commenting guidelines.


  1. Aquino’s remaining staunch supporters in SC are CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno, Bienvenido Reyes, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Marvic Leonen.

  2. SWS and PulseAsia are survey firms owned and controlled by yellow zombies. People have already noticed the flagrant manipulation being played by these survey outlets in defending BS Aquino and in softening his administration’s downfall in approval ratings.

  3. Eddie de Leon on

    Considering how dishnestly pro-Aquino the SWS is, the truth about Aquino’s satsfaction rating among the 1200 respondents is most likely worse for this PCOS-produced president than reported by SWS.

  4. The President should not be distract from these survey. He is human like us not all decision he can make by himself because each one of us has its own expertise . What more important is for our president to focus on our economy thru improvement of infrastructure, weeds out corruptions , increase tax collection, improved delivery of basic services and get more FDI. This can save not only 1 lives but millions of lives.

  5. I dont understand why the media and other stupid pinoys keep critizising the
    Aquino administration. To a sane pinoy I think this administration is the most
    honest and has helped a lot poor pinoys by not skimming public funds. It plays on a level playing field. Compared to previous administration this administration had acomplice must because the president is not kawatan. I not for President Aquino
    the Philippines will still be sick man of asia. Kaya kayong mga i-nutil na mga pinoy
    tigilan na ninyo ang mga kalokohan ninyo. Gusto lang ninyo bumalik sa kawatan
    na administracion.

    • i believe you’re DEAF & BLIND, the worst in the flock…or are you being paid by PDAF and DAP!!!

    • For Christ sake! you don’t know that B.S. Aquino is the worst ever we had to lead our country and his being incompetence, gullible and arrogant is enough for you to praise him. Hello, wake up!!

  6. P.Akialamiro on

    Five years is long enough to show ability to govern effectively; the rest will just be a reflection of the five years. What a waste of opportunity and a disgrace to the Filipino people!