With less than a year left for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos are hoping that the government will focus on three main issues: economy, the vaccination campaign and job creation, according to a recent survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia.
Of the 1,500 surveyed, 60 percent said they were hoping the government would focus on the economy; 51 percent on the vaccination program; and 42 percent for job creation.
The survey was conducted from July 13 to 19, 2021.
“It is a nationwide purposive sampling survey comprised of 1,500 respondents drawn from a research panel of approximately 100,000 Filipino registered voters maintained by a Singapore-based firm,” PUBLiCUS Asia said.
The other issues of concern among the respondents were education, corruption, poverty and crime, with the percentages of 24 percent, 22 percent, 18 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Inflation and wages followed with identical scores of 12.5 percent.
Of the least concern were tax reform, transportation and constitutional reform.
“Majority of Filipinos expressed numerous issues that they would like the administration to focus on – ranging from economy, Covid-19 vaccine to transportation and constitutional reform. Health-related such as catching Covid-19 or other diseases are the top personal concern. This is followed by job-related issues such as losing a job or difficulty finding employment,” PUBLiCUS Asia said.
The firm said that the survey it conducted is independent and not commissioned.