Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is the most trusted government institution in the Philippines, according to a latest survey of PUBLiCUS Asia Inc.

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) came in at second and third, respectively, as the most trusted government institutions.

Meanwhile, the least trusted government institutions were the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Education (DEPED).

“With the Q2 (second quarter) survey result, Filipinos have acknowledged the best performing government agencies to be the AFP with 67 percent, TESDA with 65 percent, and DOST at 61 percent. Getting a high disapproval rating were the DOH with 30 percent, the PNP with 27 percent, and the DEPED with 26 percent,” PUBLiCUS Asia said in a statement.

”Given that the Philippines was sidetracked with the global pandemic that wreaked havoc in health, businesses and economies – government agencies are expected to adapt first and learn fast to make sure service and programs are given to Filipinos,” it added.

When it came to disapproval ratings, the TESDA had the lowest at 5.467 percent.

The survey covered 1,500 respondents and was conducted from July 13 to 19 of this year.

“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,” the survey firm said.

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