Arroyo Gains Points

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is slowly regaining public support in the Philippines, according to a poll by Social Weather Stations. 37 per cent of respondents are satisfied with the performance of their president, up eight points since March.

Arroyo took over as president in January 2001, following the resignation of Joseph Estrada. Arroyo won a six-year term in the June 2004 presidential election, garnering 39.99 per cent of all cast ballots.

Last year, Arroyo faced criticism after former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) deputy director Samuel Ong said he was the source of a taped conversation between the president and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) official Virgilio Garcillano. Arroyo apologized for her “lapse in judgement” in establishing contact with the COMELEC official.

On Oct. 23, Arroyo vowed to enact tougher environmental legislation in the Asian country, saying, “We need not enumerate the damage and dark consequences that arise from the lack of clean air and clean water and proper solid waste management. Pollution kills people and saps the strength of the nation.”

Polling Data

  Oct. 2006 June 2006 March 2006
Satisfied 37% 34% 29%
Dissatisfied 48% 48% 54%

Source: Social Weather Stations
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 1,200 Filipino adults, conducted from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, 2006. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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Comments

  1. Kapitan says:

    Pinoys forget easily. Ano na nangyari sa Garci tapes? Tsk. tsk. I don’t like her at all.

  2. ernest John Villarine says:

    I’m sorry??? she won an election…come on!!!
    we all know what she did…
    SWS..is this survey true? or????

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