UM- IPO releases results on survey: ‘Good, nearing superior’ rating for Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

The University of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion found that Davaoenos were generally satisfied with the leadership of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, rating her 90. 87% for the first year of her term.

In an article by Mindanao Times, Dr. Adrian Tamayo, director for quantitative studies at the UM-IPO said this meant that she had a ‘good, nearing superior’ grade from her constituents.

The survey was conducted last Oct. 11- 21 with 1, 200 respondents and Tamayo said most of the senior citizens, those of the third sex, widowed and separated gave a high rating to the mayor. The very rich and those who reached advanced education provided a grade of 92.30% and 92.80%, respectively, Mindanao Times reported.

“It thus seem that the services of the Sara administration made massive coverage, making it the government of the marginalized (third sex, senior citizens and the separated/widowed), yet the rich and the talented can also depend on,” the survey showed.

Apart from the satisfaction rating on the mayor, the survey also included an overall assessment on the people’s awareness of the social services provided by the local government.

On the city’s programs and services, the results of the survey showed that most of the respondents were aware on Lingap sa Mahirap, animal bite treatment and program on HIV/AIDS prevention.

The least popular projects were Taxi App, which is still in initial stage, and Kean Gabriel anti-child abuse hotline.

“There is a need to boost the promotion of those projects so that those would be known by the public,” Tamayo said.

The study inferred that only one in ten people surveyed were not satisfied with Duterte-Carpio’s leadership, and while a majority of the respondents provided a high rate to the mayor, the city government must hasten public services to far-flung barangays, improve traffic situation, improve computerization of government systems, make requirements for scholarships easier to comply, and increase support to senior citizens.

There is also a need to offer subsidy to small farmers, improve drainage system, have reliable water supply in Marilog District, improve health centers, support to micro-enterprises and address the concerns of the street-dwellers.

Read more at Mindanao Times.

 

About the author: Salud Petalcorin