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Is the President turning a deaf ear to his bosses?

After President Aquino hinted that he was open to Charter change and to a second term, his insensitivity to the realities around him became more obvious. In effect, he affirmed criticism that he was not listening to his bosses. In this connection, it may be noted that a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that his administration’s satisfaction rating has fallen to its all-time low.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Massive job dissatisfaction

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Fully half of the Jobless are people who already had jobs but voluntarily left them, and are now looking for new jobs. The existence of widespread dissatisfaction with jobs is the most important message in this week’s SWS report: “Second Quarter 2014 Social Weather Survey: Adult Joblessness at 25.9%; 9% lost their jobs involuntarily, 13% resigned.”

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The administration’s report card

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The SWS release last Monday, “Second Quarter 2014 Social Weather Survey: Net satisfaction with National Administration falls to ‘Moderate’ +29,” referred to the administration—abbreviated here as “admin”—of President Noynoy Aquino, not to him personally. The President’s personal net rating was net +25 from the same survey of June 27-30, 2014, as reported on

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The state of deprivation

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This week, Social Weather Stations released its two prime indicators of the state of deprivation among Filipino families, as of its national survey of June 27-30, 2014. The releases have some of both bad news and good news. Self-rated poverty is stubborn. On Monday, SWS reported that the proportion of families rating themselves as poor [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘What’s the latest?’

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To the common question “What’s the latest?” I feel pleased that someone is interested, but also disappointed that he/she didn’t check the SWS website first.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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