But of course Philippine “vice president” Leni Robredo would welcome the results of a Makati Business Club (MBC) survey “showing [the Office of the Vice President] satisfaction rating [going] up at 75 percent”. That’s selective recognition for you. Of course that does not change anything about recent survey results coming from professional polling firms SWS and Pulse Asia showing “satisfaction ratings” for Robredo at 28 and 55 percent respectively.
Nonetheless, Robredo is ecstatic…
“Ang laking ginhawa para din sa amin kasi nag-umpisa talaga kami medyo sadsad, nag-umpisa kami halos wala. Talaga unti-unti sinubukan natin ayusin,” Robredo said in her weekly program over radio station dzXL.
(This is a big relief for us because we really started from the bottom, we began with almost nothing. We really tried to fix the office little by little.)
Not so fast Madam “vice president”. The fact is, the Makati Business Club is hardly the disinterested objective party any normal person would trust to issue “satisfaction” reports. This is a group that is yellow as Yellow gets with no less than noted Rapplerette Patricia Evangelista describing it back in 2010 as a group consisting of “people who say Aquino can simply hire as many technocrats and advisers as he needs.”
The MBC poll is also based on the opinion of “100 business executives, representing 100 companies in the Philippines”. It seems Robredo conveniently turns her back on the views of the ordinary Filipinos that are reflected in the SWS and Pulse surveys and embraces those of the chi chi respondents of the MBC when convenient.
So, yeah, whatever you say Madam ‘Veep’. You believe who and what you choose to believe.
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