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PBBM: Survey showing most Pinoys believe PH on the right path ‘very encouraging’

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday described as “very encouraging” the latest survey showing a big majority of Filipinos believe the country is headed in the right direction under his administration.

“Well, of course, it’s very encouraging that people think that we are moving in the right direction,” the President told the press during his visit to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna.

Based on the 4th quarter of 2022 Tugon ng Masa survey of OCTA, 85 percent of Filipino adults strongly agree that the Philippines is headed in the right direction, with only 6 percent expressing disagreement.

President Marcos said it is vital for government policies and programs to be felt by Filipinos across all socio-economic classes.

“It crosses demographics, the number is more or less the same across the demographics. So that is important to me because every class of society must feel that they are being served by the government,” the chief executive pointed out.

“And with that kind of statistic, then it looks like we have at least — we have made the government felt at every level of society. That’s what’s important to me,” the President said.

According to the OCTA survey, 91 percent of Filipino adults in the Visayas believe the chief executive is steering the country well, while 87 percent in Balance Luzon and 84 percent in Mindanao affirmed this.

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Filipino adults in the National Capital Region believe the country is headed in the right direction under the Marcos administration.

By socio-economic classes, Class D or the lower middle class registered the highest agreement that the country is headed in the right direction, registering 86 percent.

The OCTA survey was conducted on Oct. 23-27 with 1,200 adult respondents.

Filipino respondents were asked the question: “Based on the policies and programs presented and implemented by the current administration, do you think the country is leading in the right way?” PND