Pinoys satisfied with gov't disaster response, claims poll

Amid recent disasters that struck the country, Filipinos seem satisfied with how the government is preparing for and responding to emergencies, a new Pulse Asia survey showed.

The administration of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III registered a mean score of 80 out of 100 for all three disaster-related indicators in the September Ulat ng Bayan survey.

These areas are disaster preparedness initiatives, speed of response and and effectiveness of response, which were assessed by 1,200 adults interviewed nationwide from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7.

Respondents from Metro Manila, parts of which had been swamped amid heavy rains in August, rated the Aquino government 80 points in all indicators.

"Across geographic areas and socio-economic classes, the Aquino administration enjoys essentially the same passing grades on all issues," Pulse Asia added.

However, Filipinos' attitude toward local government units' (LGUs) disaster preparedness seemed cooler, the survey showed.

Only 58 percent of respondents said they were "satisfied" with how LGUs addressed the needs of disaster victims.

Filipinos who were "dissatisfied" comprised 13 percent of the total respondents while 26 percent were "undecided" and 3 percent said they were "unaffected."

Mindanao respondents were most satisfied with LGU disaster response at 67 percent.

It was followed by the Luzon area outside Metro Manila (60 percent) and Metro Manila (55 percent).

Visayas LGUs posted the lowest satisfaction scores for disaster response of 46 percent.


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