MANILA, Philippines– In the 2022 Pahayag First Quarter Survey by Publicus Asia, The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) garnered the highest approval and trust ratings among the other government agencies.
1,500 people participated in the said survey conducted from March 30 to April 6, and the AFP earned a 67.4% approval rating and a 53.4% trust rating from the respondents.
“The men and women of the AFP shall reciprocate this encouraging result with renewed dedication to perform our mandate of protecting the people and securing the state.”AFP spokesperson Army Col. Ramon Zagala
Zagala views the survey result as the public’s positive response to the agency’s efforts in securing peace within the country to ensure its continuous development.
AFP Chief Gen. Andres Centino expressed his gratitude and gave credit to the Philippine military for earning the survey’s results.
“I am thankful for what the Philippine Army has contributed in the accomplishment of the AFP’s internal security campaigns and in providing needed services to our people during emergencies and natural calamities,” he said.
In his visit to the Philippine Army (PA) headquarters in Taguig, Centino was also given military honors and was bestowed with the Combat Kagitingan Badge at the HPA Grandstand.
As the military chief addressed the troops, he said that the agency will take care of their needs as they carry out their mission of combatting armed threats.
Centino also said: “The President expressed his gratitude for the AFP’s multi-faceted role in nation-building — as protector of the people and the state against all threats and helping our people during calamities. He said he is happy to leave his position soon, knowing that he is leaving behind a strong Armed Forces. I thank the PA for your contributions to making the AFP stronger than before.”
Other government agencies which also obtained high trust and approval ratings are: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippine Air Force, and Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Tourism, Commission on Higher Education, and Department of Foreign Affairs.
Sources: Philippine News Agency, Manila Bulletin