AN official of the Archdiocese of Capiz questioned the result of a recent survey made by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), which claimed that President Benigno Aquino 3rd got a high satisfaction rating from survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Fr. Mark Granflor, director for the Social Action Center of the Archdiocese of Capiz, said their parishioners were aided by the Church, foreign nations and groups, non-government organizations (NGO) and other religious communities.
The SWS survey, which was conducted from December 11 to 16 through face-to-face interviews of 1,550 adults in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, showed that 13 percent of Filipino families gave Aquino a “very good” +54 net satisfaction rating.
“The December 2013 survey found higher satisfaction ratings for President Benigno Aquino 3rd among victims of Yolanda compared to those who were not victimized by the super typhoon,” the survey said.
The priest however believed that the respondents of the survey were possibly those who received help from the government.
Palo Archbishop John Du likewise questioned the survey result, saying that victims of the typhoon had not received substantial help from government.
“All I know is that [the residents]are always waiting and it is the Church who is always giving them what they want,” he said.
The bishop also noted that the Church is fast tracking a livelihood program for the victims of the super typhoon “so that they could earn, manage themselves, and not just depend on dole-outs.”
He added that Church officials are focused on boosting help to agricultural communities in Eastern Visayas.
Capiz, a first class province located in the Western Visayas, was among the areas ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda in November, which left more than 6, 100 dead and triggered the response of the international community.