Binay rating soars in SWS survey


Vice President Jejomar Binay scored the highest approval rating among top four government officials in the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

In the survey conducted from March 27 to 30, 82 percent of the respondents were satisfied and 9 percent dissatisfied with Binay’s performance, giving him a net satisfaction rating of +73.

Binay’s rating is 11 points higher than the +62 he scored in December 2013, raising his grade from “very good” to “excellent.”

The Vice President, who is eyeing the presidency in 2016, has scored eight “excellent” ratings and seven “very good” ratings in the 15 surveys conducted by SWS since he assumed office in 2010.

The other officials in the survey were Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

Drilon had a 46 percent satisfaction rating, Belmonte had 32 percent and Sereno, 34 percent.

“The results of the first quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) are expressions of appreciation for Vice President Binay’s performance. He is again grateful to the people for their trust and confidence and to the President for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Cabinet,” Binay’s spokesman Joey Salgado said.

“With two years left [in]his term, Vice President Binay will remain focused on his work, particularly assisting OFWs [overseas Filipino workers], housing, and providing help to our kababayans [countrymen]in need. He will not be distracted by crude attempts of political detractors to malign his name and raise false and baseless allegations against him,” Salgado added.

The survey scores were based on interviews of 1,200 respondents.

SWS classifies scores of satisfaction scores of +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69,“very good”; +30 to +49, “good; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69 “very bad”; and -70 and below as “execrable.”

It said error margins of plus or minus three percent for national percentages and plus or minus six percent for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were used in the survey.

Malacañang, however, appears unimpressed by Binay’s high ratings, which overshadow those of President Benigno Aquino 3rd.

Edwin Lacierda, the President’s spokesman, said the past Vice Presidents historically had a higher rating than those of other officials, including the President.

“If you look at the surveys of the President and the Vice President, it’s historical. We’ve asked also the survey experts. They said it is historical, save for some exceptions,” Lacierda said in Monday’s news briefing.

He added that Binay’s ratings are “not a cause for concern” for the administration.

“We are all working hard for this government,” Lacierda said, adding that the 2016 elections are not the administration’s priority as of now.

“So 2016 may be around the corner, but we are not focused on 2016. We are focused on governance. We certainly welcome the numbers of Vice President Binay,” he said.

Lacierda is not a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) but he was the party’s spokesman during the 2010 campaign, where Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd lost to Binay in the vice presidential race.

Roxas is LP president-on-leave.

Palace insiders hint that Aquino will announce his choice for the 2016 presidential polls in November.

Roxas was Aquino’s running mate in 2010.


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    Where does Binay stand in the DAP scandal. Just stay in the sidelines and do
    nothing? It seems that he is only playing safe. Anyway, in politics its just a matter
    of selecting the better of 2 evils. Pareho pareho lang sila. Binay?Remember the
    epaling during the Yolanda? Remember the Binay dynasty in the government?
    Vice-President, Senator, Mayor, Congresswoman? Kong nagkataon ay sa kanila
    na ang gobiyerno. Kaya pare-pareho lang silang mapagsamantala. Come 2016,
    Filipino people wake up. What is happening now like the DAP is a wake call, a lesson
    for the Filipino electorate,

    • SWS survey??? does anyone would believe their hocus-pocus , They are working to build up Binay for 2016. Former mayor of Makati suddenly become very rich , remember the ghost payroll the mayor had and ,investigated by GMA . Filipinos voters dhould not easily forget,

  2. Surveys is a form of mental conditioning since we cannot go around the places as we wanted to but you cannot deny a fact that still the righteous man prevail in God’s Blessings. Time is not on our side, we are all affected by time. You can tell all the lies you needed but at the end the day, you will be judged by what you do in your life time. Remember that we are all mortals, we cannot outlived God’s divine power. So be righteous. God Bless us all.

  3. Manny F. Reyes on

    First time I heard the saying “no-pain, no-gain” proven wrong. Hurrah!!!!!

  4. eltee mulawin on

    >>> Nagsimula na naman mag press release ang mga Surveys company. Start of conditioning the mentallity of the electorate or voters…2 years ahead. Talaga namannnnnnn. Ang tanong sino nagsponsor nitong gma ginagawang surveying ?
    For transparency and accountalbility rin…DAPAT ILATHALA NG MGA SURVEY COMPANY KUNG SINU-SINO AT ANU-ANONG GRUPO ANG NAGPAPAGAWA O NAGBABAYAD SA KANILA NG PAG-SURVEY. Alangan naman wala silang bayad, saan sila kukuha na pasweldo sa mga surveyor nila. Maliban na lamang pasweldo sila ng mga Partido Pulitika o Family Clan ng pulitiko.

    >>>Sadyang si Binay ang natural na lulutang sa survey. lahat na may potential na kumandidato sa higher position sa 2016 ay pinipilay o sinisira ang mga reputasyon. Kaya lahat na nangyayari sa ngayon sa TOTOO LANG HINDI SI MAR ROXAS ANG MAKIKINABANG KUNDI SI NOGNOG BINAY. DAHIL SA NANGYAYARI BINIBIGYAN NI NGUYNGOY COJUANGCO-AQUINO 3 SI NOGNOG BINAY NA TUWID NA LANDAS PATUNGO SA MALAKANYANG.


    Remember Araneta-Roxas clan are also have a businesses same thing to Cojuangco-Aquino clan. And that Nguyngoy clan had the blood, mentality and attitude of a Chinese and aside being COLLABORATOR DURING JAPANESE OCCUPATION. That is the real bottom line of this situation now.

  5. I was working overseas for the last 30 years and I don’t think that Binay or anybody before him made an impact on OFW welfare. What I remember is he went to China to ask to stop execution of a Filipina but did not succeed. I am not sure if he has the personality and communication skill to become a President. With 1200 respondents, I wonder whether SWS is providing a valid and objective survey. Are they trying to confuse us???There is a lot of questions to ask on the survey. I am as sure as an engineer manager and working for an offshore engineering and construction company that the survey is flawed. I rate the President as better than Binay. This is the feedback I get from both OFWs, intelligent/professional friends and from foreigners who hold key positions from other companies.