Palace response to Pulse Asia October 2010 Ulat ng Bayan Survey

November 15, 2010 press release by the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson

Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in response to Pulse Asia’s October 2010 Ulat ng Bayan Survey

President aquino is pleased with Pulse Asia’s latest Ulat ng Bayan survey, showing high performance and trust ratings across all socio-economic class groupings. This was the first time, he said, the administration was evaluated thus since he assumed office.

The President noted further that the performace and trust ratings indicate the shared optimism among all sectors of society, in contrast to the negativity of those who want to return to the old ways. This confidence, he said, affirms his conviction that the straight and righteous path is the road to success. It also acknowledges the work done so far and serves as an impetus for the administration to sustain its efforts to reform the government and revitalize the economy.

The President urges all sectors to continue taking part in his administration’s agenda of change. The administration will not let the country down, he said. The President also emphasizes that these ratings are not merely a measure of his executive competence, but rather reflect the strong solidarity between the government and the people as they work together to achieve change.


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  • Cocoy


    You can’t start real change if people don’t start at the beginning. Wang wang was the government saying, “he will govern not like royalty.” That act alone set the tone, and was a very good beginning.

    Real change doesn’t come over night, but real change begins when people lead by example. In so far as that “moral” guidance is concerned, it is a good first step.

    Building capacity isn’t an over night thing. Just because Aquino or someone else becomes president, does real capacity change. Nation building is a slow, tedious and frustrating endeavor.

    The BIR is still in deficit and will not achieve its goal of over 800 million pesos.

    Tomorrow (I’m writing this on a tuesday) the government is set to announce the mechanics for its public-private partnerships.

    It would be interesting to see what exactly is that plan.

    Irregardless of the situation, governments can only do so much. In fact, given the depth and breath of the nation’s problems, it can not do it all. Building capacity is also the job of citizens. If you really believe that a nation such us ours would need more inventors, then make it worth their while to stay in the country. Invest in those inventors. Invest in the Philippines. Put your mouth where it is worth you know?

    Change may begin with someone setting the tone— but change doesn’t happen overnight and not magically. Change happens because real people do the real work.

  • UP nn grad

    Baka naman kaya ganiyan ang survey results, may kagagawan ang Coloma’s soft gentle magic touch? One million “I like”, heh heh heh.

  • Bert

    “The intellectuals who can help are leaving the country because you have an anti-intellectual president.”-stella so

    Hi, stella.

    Who are the intellectuals leaving the country after Aquino sits as president, can you tell us? Certainly not the anti-pinoys. They left their country a long time ago already, mounting their attacks on the Filipino people from their adopted countries with gleeful abandon.

    Well, of course there is no need for me to ask if you’re familiar with them. It shows, :).

  • stella so

    What change was he talking about? Is it the “no wang-wang” change?

    When are we going to see real change in the way Filipinos think that will encourage innovation?

    When are we going to see real economic reforms that will open up the economy to more investors?

    The intellectuals who can help are leaving the country because you have an anti-intellectual president. If you read this article you will see that the change we need is not actually happening.

    South Korea: the country that the Philippines could have been: