Boholano voters gave the two top officials of the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGB) an “excellent” and a “very good” awareness and satisfaction rating withÂ a “great majority” of Boholanos (88%) satisfied with Governor Edgar Chatto’s performance as Governor of BoholÂ resulting to an net excellent satisfaction rating of +83, an increase by one point from last year’s +82.
Vice Governor Concepcion Lim also scored a “very good” net satisfaction rating from 73% of Boholano voters with a +62, an increase by 3 points from her last year’s +59 rating.
The Office of Governor Chatto was also among the top five government offices which the Boholano voters were most satisfied that included the City DepEd, Mayor’s Office of Corella, Civil Registrar’s Office of Trinidad and the Mayor’s Office of Jagna.
But efforts of the PGB to control graft and corruption remained “poor” as perceived by almost half of the Boholano voters (41%) with a net satisfaction rating of -14, a plunge of 12 points lower than last year’s -2.
A “few (5%) expressed dissatisfaction with Chatto’s performance while only 11% were displeased with Lim’s accomplishments with the 2nd district giving both Chatto and Lim +90 and +70 net satisfaction ratings respectively.
However, according to the survey results of the 2015 Bohol Poll conducted by the Holy Name University (HNU) Center for Research and Publications, except for it’s failed efforts to control graft and corruption, the efforts of the PGB to pursue its programs registered marks ranging from “good” to “moderate”.
Performance ratings of the PGB’s eight programs that were surveyed, in contrast with the excellent and good performance of Chatto and Lim showed an average drop of 15 points from their previous ratings.
Conducted since 2000, the HNU Research Center survey ran the Bohol Poll 2015 on March 26 – April 17, 2015, an annual monitoring activity on the sentiments of the Boholanos on social, economic, political issues of local and national concern.
Providing support for the promotion of Agriculture showed the biggest drop of 29 points resulting from a shift from last year’s “good” net satisfaction rating of +40 to this year’s “moderate” +11 rating with 44% of Boholano voters satisfied and 33% dissatisfied.
The program of ensuring adequate food supply fell short of one third of Boholano voters (35%) expectations resulting to a net satisfaction rating of a “neutral” +9 pointsÂ with a 22 point drop from last year’s “good” +31 rating.
Although majority (55%) of the Boholano voters were satisfied with the PGB efforts to protect the environment, still the net satisfaction rating of +32 considered “good” fell by 20 points from last year’s “very good” +52.
Buffeted by natural calamities – earthquake, flood and a resultant month long power blackout hitting the province during the peak season, from “very good” to “good”, promoting tourism sufferedÂ a 24 points drop from +68 to a net satisfaction rating of +44 with a slight majority (62%) of Boholano voters satisfied with the PGB’s effort.
Close to half of the Boholano voters (49%) showed satisfaction with the PGB’s efforts to protect life and liberty but was fifteen points lower than last year’s “good” (+40) to this year’s “moderate” +25.
Promoting Investments remained “good” at +32 despite a twelve points ratings drop from +44 while efforts of the PGB to provide livelihood opportunities and employment also maintained its “moderate” rating of +15 points with a slide of 12 points from last year’s +27.
According to Maria Paz Jimenez-Espiritu, Project Manager of Bohol Poll 2015 using the SWS terminology for Net Satisfaction Ratings: +70 and above, “excellent”; +50 to +69, “very good”; +30 to +49, “good; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral; -10 to -29, “poor; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; -70 and below, “execrable”. A single-digit net satisfaction is considered not significantly different from zero.
During the Public Presentation of the Bohol Poll, Espiritu explained that a total sample size of 400 respondents (Boholano voters) was used for the entire province with each district allocated 100 respondents and Tagbilaran City, which is part of the 1st District was allocated a separate 100 respondents.
The margin of error for Bohol is +/-5% for Tagbilaran City, 1st District is +/-7 and fpr the 2nd and 3rd Districts is +/-10.
The Public Presentation of the results of the survey was on April 28, 2015 at the HNU High School Educational Media Center, HNU Dampas Campus.Â (CMV)