THE Philippine Army has maintained an excellent net trust rating and improved its net satisfaction rating and nation-building contribution index this year, according to a survey conducted by a communications company.
Citing results of the poll conducted by the Club Media Asia Inc., Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano, Army commander, said the Army kept its excellent net trust rating of +75, similar to its baseline record in 2015.
In terms of net satisfaction rating, the Army received a +73 rating, or an increase of +3 points from its +70 rating the previous year.
The biggest improvement of the Philippine Army in the survey results was its nation-building contribution index, which got a +74 rating compared to +68 in 2015.
“These figures indicate that your Army is traversing the right track in achieving one of its strategic objectives of being an Army loved by the people. The survey results also mean that our efforts are felt and the services we provide are appreciated by our people,” Ano said.
Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesman, said the survey was conducted among 1,032 respondents from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
According to Ano, the survey results are a boost to the Army’s transformation program after receiving the coveted Island of Good Governance award from the Institute for Solidarity in Asia in October 2015.
“This is certainly a great anniversary gift for us, your Philippine Army, on our 119th year of existence. Rest assured that we will continue to serve our people and secure our lands as mandated by our Constitution,” he said.