According to a survey recently conducted by Pulse Asia, the most urgent concern of Filipinos today is to have an increase in workers’ pay.
Survey details tell us that 46% of the 1,200 respondents across the country believe that the Duterte administration should prioritize increasing the salary of workers – which is the biggest concern of Classes D and E citizens in the Philippines. Meanwhile, classes A, B, and C are saying that their main concern is the rising prices of goods.
Aside from the wage increase, other important concerns mentioned by the respondents include creation of more jobs (38%), managing inflation (37%), fighting corruption (32%), decreasing poverty (32%), and fighting criminality (31%). The survey likewise revealed that Filipinos care the least about terrorism, national territorial integrity, and charter change.
All in all, participants of the survey expressed that most Filipinos are satisfied with how the government handles national issues. For instance, the efforts of the government to fight crime have received an approval of 89%. Issues with inflation, however, only got about 51%.
This “Ulat Ng Bayan” survey was conducted by Pulse Asia from September 25 to October 1, 2016. This was done through face-to-face interviews with different Filipinos. CNN Philippines tells us in their report that the survey “has a ± 3% error margin at the 95% confidence level.”
What do you think about this, dear readers? Do you agree that the most urgent need of the country right now is to have a higher salary for workers? We would like to hear straight from the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) out there since a big number of them have left the country to purse greener pastures and be better providers for their family members.
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