Mayor Sara Duterte gets 90.87 satisfaction rating, a survey of The Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao (UM) showed.
Her brainchild Kean Gabriel Hotline however is “unpopular”.
“The 90.87% rate satisfaction for Mayor Sara is very good, however, she fell short to become a cum laude in the parlance of the academe. Taas kaayo iyang rating pero medyo kulang pa. It’s because one year pa lang man pud,” Dr. Adrian Tamayo of the UM IPO said at the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, Monday.
Tamayo said the survey was conducted from October 11 to 21 or one month after Sara delivered her State of the City Address (SOCA). The survey was participated by 1,200 respondents with greater number coming from Class D and a percentage of Class A.
“We waited for one month and we conducted the survey relating to awareness of those items that were mentioned. If they (people) are aware and the degree of accessibility. The accessibility here is not only the person personally accessed the services but it’s the knowledge from somebody like a friend or family accessed it or information they could gather from the program or where they get the information so that they would gain access to the program,” Tamayo said.
Among the city’s programs mentioned by Sara, the Lingap Sa Mahirap is the most popular with high awareness (8.6%); the Animals Bite Treatment with high degree of awareness and a moderate degree of accessibility; STI/HIV AIDS with a corresponding moderate accessibility; and the universal medical checkup in fourth.
Among the “unpopular” items is the Kean Gabriel Hotline which is being seen not to take roots in the consciousness of the public as it is a new program. Kean Gabriele Hotline was launched in October last year.
“Perhaps this is due to the duplication of the services with that of a private organization’s hotline to report child abuse,” said Johnvianne Murcia, UM statistician.
Other least known programs are the Toril flyover (still under documentation stage) and taxi app development.
“This entails that items (least known) underdevelopment and documentary stage,” Murcia said.
Other programs included in the survey are bypass and coastal roads, Magnegosyo ta Day, Bus System, scholarship programs gender equality assessment, bulk water project, organic farm, agricultural summit, drug rehabilitation, Los Amigos housing project, job matching initiatives, Agdao market rehabilitation, and biodiesel initiatives.
“In the survey we used the same sampling methodology on the 1,200 randomly selected Davaoeños using a five percent margin of error and 95 percent of confidence level,” Murcia said.
The survey also used the scale rating of 1 to 10, where 10 is the highest, people’s awareness of the government services is moderate (5.16 percent) while perceived accessibility to this services and programs is deemed to be low (3.93 percent). The selected projects and services found to be relevant and near the people’s impressions.
All the items included in the survey were the items stated during the SOCA.
“We asked the Davaoeños if how aware and how they were able to access those items in a scale of 1 to 10. It so happened that the overall assessment in terms of awareness is moderately accessible which means there are items or programs conducted by the city that are very highly accessible but there are also items that are not that accessible. It’s a subtotal of all the extremes,” Tamayo said.
All in all, Tamayo said he sees that when people is more aware it would likely lead to accessibility. He stressed that there if people are aware of have access to the program they would avail them.
“The more Davaoeños are aware of the services the more they would likely access the services,” Tamayo said.
He said IPO was also able to gather some recommendations such as more attention to be given to far-flung barangays, budget, information, and continuation of the programs that were initiated by the previous administration. Maya M. Padillo