DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy Tops Cabinet Trust Ratings, Gets 2nd Highest Approval Mark Based on RPMD Survey
Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Ivan John Uy garnered the highest trust rating (89% of respondents) among Philippine cabinet members and second highest approval rating (74% of respondents) in the year-end nationwide survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation, Inc. (RPMD) “Boses ng Bayan”, conducted from November 27 to December 2, 2022.
Secretary Uy has an extensive career in the ICT industry and in public service. He specializes in information technology and its impact on law, justice, and governmental institutions.
He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright Program in University of Minnesota and a graduate of the College of Law, University of the Philippines. As a public servant, Secretary Uy served as Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the predecessor of the Department of Information and Communications Technology.
From 2011 to 2016, he led the formulation of the Philippine Digital Strategy. He also served as Chief Information Technology Officer of the Judicial Branch, responsible for the overall technology strategy and implementation of the courts
RPMD: Marcos, Duterte, and cabinet officials recorded high in the year-end survey
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte received high marks for approval and trust in a nationwide survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation, Inc. (RPMD).
The RPMD’s “Boses ng Bayan” survey, conducted from November 27 to December 2, revealed that 83% of respondents were satisfied with President Marcos’ job performance. Eighty-one percent of those polled expressed approval of Vice President Duterte, who also serves as Education Secretary. The majority of respondents also gave the duo high trust ratings, with 87% of respondents expressing trust in Duterte and 87% in Marcos.
The performance and credibility of both officials were rated highly across all regions and socioeconomic classes. The satisfaction rating details of Marcos resulted in being highest in Mindanao with 87% and lowest in Metro Manila with 73%. While Duterte’s satisfaction rating illustrated highest in Mindanao with 98% and lowest in the region of Luzon with 70%.
Dr. Paul Martinez, Executive Director of RPMD, reports that Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. ranks first with the highest approval of 78% and 83% trust rating among Cabinet secretaries. Trailed by Secretary Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications (DICT) with approval of 74% and 89% trust rating, Secretary Amenah Pangandaman of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) with 73% approval and 67% trust rating, Secretary Susan Ople of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) with 71% approval and 68% trust rating, Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco of the Department of Tourism (DOT) with 70% approval rating and 65% trust rating on the fifth place.
Secretary Enrique Manalo of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ranks sixth with 67% approval and 63% trust rating. Pursued by Secretary Erwin Tulfo of the Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) with 65% approval and 70% trust rating. Secretary Jaime Bautista of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) ranked 8th with 63% approval and a 60% trust rating. Secretary Alfredo Pascual of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on the 9th position with 61% approval and a 58% trust rating. On the last place, 10th status, is former Justice Secretary, now Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra, with 58% approval and 65% trust rating.
RPMD survey also covered trust and performance ratings of other top government officials; Senate President Migz Zubiri established 56% approval and 59% trust rating. House Speaker Martin Romualdez gathered 53% approval and a 55% trust rating. Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo got a low awareness score of 68% and a low approval score of 32%.
The RPMD “Boses ng Bayan” nationwide survey, which has a margin of error of +/- one percent, was non-commission and conducted independently using face-to-face interviews of 5,000 adults as respondents.