KUWTT: Robredo’s satisfaction rating down – SWS | March 13, 2022

Good day. Here are the articles from the Manila Times for Sunday, March 13, 2022.

READ: Robredo satisfaction rating down – SWS

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo recorded the biggest drop in net satisfaction rating while two other government officials saw increases in the latter part of 2021, according to a survey by the Social Weather Station. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd and Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo increased the ratings in the survey which was conducted December 12-16, 2021 with 1,440 respondents nationwide. Chairman Lord Allan Velasco also recorded a drop in satisfaction. The SWS survey indicated that Robredo had a satisfaction rate of 41% and a dissatisfaction rate of 40% for a net rating of +1 or “neutral”. Nineteen percent of respondents said they were undecided. The results were a significant drop from its Net Satisfaction rating of +24 in September, with declines reported nationally.

READ: Marcoses seeks Duterte’s help with BBM’s bid for president

Senator Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos revealed on Saturday that her family had sent messages to President Rodrigo Duterte asking for his help and endorsement for the presidential candidacy of her brother, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. During an interview on DWIZ radio, eldest sister Imee said that she needed all the approvals she could get as the national elections on May 9, 2022 approached. She said they were praying for the president to “help us” because President Duterte, chairman of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP)-Laban (Cusi wing) party, has still not decided who to endorse. She said they had sent messages to President Duterte, asking for a date, presumably hoping a meeting would clear up misunderstandings between the Marcos and Dutere families. But the chief executive is busy with other appointments, Sen. Marcos said.

READ: Namfrel seeks urgent response from Comelec to poll concerns

ELECTION watchdog National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has raised other concerns which it says the Electoral Commission (Comelec) should address immediately to gain public trust and strengthen integrity. of the next electoral exercises on May 9. Namfrel said during the week that those concerns were among issues also raised by electoral stakeholders during a hearing held earlier this month by the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and Popular Participation. He cited the still unresolved issue of the reported hacking of Comelec’s servers which could compromise the integrity of the upcoming May 9 elections. Namfrel stressed that Comelec must quickly resolve the issue, which “may impact the credibility of election results, and which has the potential to invite questions about the polling body’s ability to secure the election. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the polling body conducted an internal investigation and called on the expertise of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) despite doubts about the veracity of the alleged hack. When asked if he was aiming to undermine upcoming polls, Jimenez said that was a possible scenario, but Namfrel, in a statement, said Comelec needed to carefully review the information because the issue raises questions about the integrity of the Automated Election System (AES) and casts doubt on the Commission’s ability to secure the elections.

READ: Belgica to push for death penalty if elected

SENATE candidate Greco Antonious Belgica will push for the reinstatement of the death penalty for all heinous crimes, including corruption, if he wins a Senate seat in May’s national elections. A guest on the Manila Times TV show “Diretsong Pananaw”, Belgica said he would lead a stronger anti-corruption campaign in the Senate and ensure that all those under investigation are jailed and held for responsible. The former head of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said there was a need to change the law because existing measures restrict what authorities can do to hold accountable those involved in illegal drugs and corruption. He said the prosecution process is not within the purview of the PACC but can be “cured” by law. If elected, Belgica has said it wants to legislate laws that will establish a government structure that will fight corruption from the national to the local level. He said this would require additional staff in the judiciary, infrastructure for the courts and the creation of an anti-corruption police force.

READ: Concepcion backs ‘Alert Level Zero’

PRESIDENTIAL Advisor for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd has backed a proposal to place the entire country under Alert Level 0 as cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continue to rise to lower. The Philippines currently has five alert levels, and Metro Manila and 39 other areas are under Alert Level 1, which is the least restrictive and is called the “new normal” by the Department of Health (DoH ). In a statement, Concepcion offered his suggestions on what would constitute mandates for the private sector under the proposed new category of the Philippines’ alert level system.

READ: Lacson to plant ‘spies’ to catch corrupt government men

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has said that if elected in the May 9 national election, his administration would adopt drastic anti-corruption measures such as deploying undercover agents posing as candidates to catch extorting government employees. Lacson said such drastic measures would keep even the most stubborn members of the bureaucracy on their toes lest they be caught and punished.

READ: Sara rejects team with other presidential bets

Vice-presidential candidate Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reiterated her loyalty to her running mate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and rejected calls for her to join another presidential gamble. This, after Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s network of volunteers joined other groups to form a coalition supporting him and Duterte-Carpio in the May elections. In a chance interview after UniTeam’s big rally at the Santa Rosa sports complex here, Duterte-Carpio said she was grateful to those who would rather vote for her as vice president, but pointed out that she stuck to her partner, Marcos. On Wednesday, the Ikaw Muna Pilipinas, one of Domagoso’s largest volunteer networks, officially launched “ISAng PILIPINAS” which describes the Mayor of Manila and Duterte-Carpio as “in the best position to lead the Philippines towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic”.

READ: BBM camp slams Isko party for ‘hate campaign’

Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s camp accused Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s party of engaging in a “negative and hateful campaign” as it sounded off on property taxes no settled from the family of the former senator. Attorney Victor Rodriguez, spokesman for Marcos, made the statement after Aksyon Demokratiko President Ernest Ramel Jr. wrote a letter to Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Chairman John Agbayani , asking if the PCGG and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) had reached an agreement. an agreement regarding unpaid property taxes of 203 billion pesos.

READ: Pag-IBIG issues P31.79-B dividends

In business, the board of the state-owned Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) approved a record payout for member savings for 2021, announcing a record value of over $31 billion. pesos to be credited directly to members. ‘ savings accounts. Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, who also heads the 11-member board of the Pag-IBIG Fund, also announced that the final dividend rates for PagIBIG Regular Savings and PagIBIG Savings modified Pag-IBIG 2 (MP2) were increased to 5.5% and 6%, respectively.

READ: Phoenix and NorthPort face off for final playoff spot

Leading the sports, the eighth and final spot for the PBA Governors Cup Quarterfinals will be on the line in Sunday’s do-or-die encounter between Phoenix and NorthPort at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game time is 6:30 p.m. as Fuel Masters and Batang Pier battle it out for the right to face top-seeded Magnolia Hotshots, who have a double to beat in their quarter-final duel. This is the second time this season that the Fuel Masters have participated in a rubber game. In the Philippine Cup, Phoenix faced Barangay Ginebra in a similar match for the final playoff spot and the Gin Kings went on to advance to the quarter-finals.

READ: Opinion and Editorial

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