SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday expressed sincere gratitude to the Filipino people for the high trust and performance ratings he received in a recent survey, saying it will serve only as further motivation for the House of Representatives to work harder to raise the standards of living in the country through legislation.
Trust ratings of Romualdez in the recent OCTA Research 4th quarter survey conducted from December 10 to 14 last year increased by 4 percentage points to 64% from 60% in October trust rating polls.
This is the highest increase among the government officials included in the survey.
His performance ratings, meanwhile, also increased by 4 percent to 65% from 61%.
“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Filipino people for the high trust and performance ratings we obtained in the latest OCTA Research survey conducted in December last year. Your trust and confidence in our work at the House of Representatives are truly humbling and inspiring,” Speaker Romualdez, the leader of the 300-plus-member House of Representatives, said.
“While surveys serve as a gauge of public sentiment, they should never be viewed as a reward for our hard work. Instead, they serve as a reminder of the responsibility we bear as public servants to ensure that every action we take is in the best interest of the Filipino people,” he further expressed.
Romualdez obtained the highest increase in trust ratings in the National Capital Region, from 48% in the last survey to a whopping 63%, or an increase of 15%. In other parts of Luzon, the leader of the House of Representatives garnered an increase of 12%.
In the same survey, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. continued to get high trust ratings with 76%, an increase of 3% from the last survey. Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio and Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, meanwhile, increased by 2% in trust ratings, from 75% to 77% and 57% to 59%, respectively.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, meanwhile, obtained a trust rating of 23%.
The performance ratings of the President, Vice President, Senate President and SC Chief Justice, respectively, are as follows: 71%, 75%, 60% and 18%.
The OCTA Research survey had 1,200 respondents with ages 18 years and up.
“The trust bestowed upon us by the public fuels our commitment to work tirelessly in crafting legislation that addresses the needs and concerns of our fellow Filipinos. It reaffirms our belief that our efforts are making a positive impact on the lives of our constituents,” Romualdez said.
“As we move forward, we remain steadfast in our dedication to serving the Filipino people with integrity, transparency and accountability. We recognize that our ultimate goal is to enact policies and initiatives that will uplift the lives of every Filipino and contribute to the progress and development of our nation,”he said.
“Once again, I express my sincerest appreciation to the Filipino people for their unwavering support and trust. Rest assured that we will continue to work diligently to fulfill our mandate and deliver results that truly benefit our nation and its citizens,” the Speaker added.