VP Binay suffers lowest ratings in SWS

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2014 was a downward spiral for Vice President Jejomar Binay, who faced a string of corruption allegations in relation to his former post as mayor of Makati City. The final 2014 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) shows his net satisfaction ratings going down to its lowest since he was elected vice president.

The embattled vice president recorded a net satisfaction ratings of 44, the difference between his 65% satisfaction ratings and 20% dissatisfaction ratings.

It is a deep dive from his 73 net ratings in the first SWS survey last year conducted in the month of March. It dropped to 67 in the June survey and 52 in the September survey before it dived to 44 in the last survey conducted between November 27 and December 1.

Binay also lost last year his bragging rights of being the most trusted government official. (READ: VP Binay no longer most trusted PH official – poll)

Binay's camp welcomed the survey, however, highlighting that majority of the respondents (65%) remain satisfied with his performance. 

"The result of the recent SWS survey clearly indicates that Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has still the continued trust and full support of the Filipino people despite the intensified campaign of lies and pattern of deceit waged by his political detractors in the Senate to discredit his accomplishments and track record as a proven public servant," said Rico Paolo Quicho, his new spokesperson. 

Quicho said they are optimistic that the "misinformation being peddled against him that affects public perception will soon end." 

Binay still recorded higher ratings than most government officials.

– Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com