President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Tuesday he is encouraged with the recent OCTA survey result showing 85 percent of Filipinos believe the Philippines is headed in the right direction based on the government’s policies.
According to the President, the Filipinos should feel that they are being served by the national government.
“Well, of course, it’s very encouraging that people think that we are moving in the right direction. Also specifically, I haven’t been able to study it really but I have seen (part)—it crosses demographics, the number is more or less the same across the demographics,” Marcos said in an interview with reporters.
“So that is important to me because every class of society must feel that they are being served by the government. 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,” he added.
Eighty-five of Filipino adults said “yes” when asked if the Philippines was headed in the right direction based on the government’s policies.
The OCTA Research’s latest Tugon ng Masa survey, which was conducted from October 23 to 27, indicated that only 6% said “no” to the same question.
Nine percent answered didn’t know or refused to answer, the survey showed.
According to the recent 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 leadership.
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 research 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?”