June 17, 2024

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Romualdez extols willingness of majority of Filipinos to fight for  country

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Monday enthusiastically welcomed the findings of the latest OCTA Research survey showing that an overwhelming majority of adult Filipinos are prepared to defend the nation in the face of a foreign threat. 

“We are deeply moved and inspired by the overwhelming willingness of adult Filipinos to fight for our country,” said Romualdez, leader of the 300 plus-strong House of Representatives.

“This unwavering commitment to safeguarding our sovereignty and protecting our people is a testament to the indomitable spirit that lies within every Filipino,” he added.

The Tugon ng Masa survey, conducted from Dec. 10 to 14, 2023, sheds light on the sentiments of adult Filipinos, with an astounding 77% expressing their readiness to defend the country in the face of a conflict with a foreign enemy. 

“These survey results demonstrate the deep-rooted love and loyalty that Filipinos have for our homeland. It is truly heartening to witness such a strong sense of national pride,” Romualdez said.

The survey findings also highlight regional variations in willingness to fight for the country, with Mindanao exhibiting the highest percentage at 84%, followed by Balance Luzon at 79%, National Capital Region at 76%, and Visayas at 62%. 

The Speaker acknowledged these regional differences, saying the diversity in responses across the nation further underscores the unity and diversity that make Filipinos resilient.

“Regardless of our regional backgrounds, we all share a common desire to protect our nation’s integrity,” the House chief pointed out.

In terms of socioeconomic classes, the survey reveals that a higher percentage of adult Filipinos belonging to Class D, at 80%, express their willingness to fight for the country. 

“The survey results affirm the unwavering dedication of our people, particularly those in Class D, who embody the strength and determination that define the Filipino spirit,” he said. 

“Their willingness to defend our country is a testament to their selflessness and love for our fellow citizens,” Romualdez stressed.

The Tugon ng Masa survey, commissioned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), aims to gauge the willingness of adult Filipinos to fight for the country against foreign adversaries.

As a public service, OCTA Research released these survey results, providing valuable insights into the sentiments and aspirations of the Filipino people.

Conducted through face-to-face interviews, the survey fieldwork involved a diverse sample of 1,200 male and female probability respondents aged 18 and above. 

With a ±3% margin of error at a 95% confidence level, the survey ensures a high degree of statistical accuracy.