BAGUIO CITY — As the country suffers from the impact of the global financial crisis, more Filipinos think that the present administration will not address the crisis well.
According to the January 2009 Nationwide Survey of Ibon Data, a research-education-information development institution that out of the 86.2% respondents who are aware of the global crisis, 61% said that the government will not deal with the crisis adequately in the coming six months. Those who said it will deal with the crisis well had a 4.6% share, while 32.6% had no answer.
Moreover, 87.9% of the respondents believe that the crisis will worsen their family’s livelihood or income in the first half of the year, 9.1% said it would not have any affect, while 1.7% believe their situation will improve.
The latest IBON Survey was conducted from January 7 to 16, 2009 across various regions and sectors nationwide. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.
In another survey in January about the peoples political and economic perception, 44.80 out of 100 % said that their present livelihood turned for the worse compared to a year ago, while 47.53% said it did not change, 6.67% for better, 0.87% don’t know and 0.13% have no answer.
Asked if their present family income is enough for their needs, 59.00% said it is not enough at all, 39.00% said it is enough, 0.80% say it was more than enough, 0.87% don’t know and 0.33% have no answer. # Aldwin Quitasol