This is according to the 2015 First Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll conducted by the Ateneo Social Science Research Center released on April 17.
The survey revealed that among the 12.2% Nagueños of voting-age who have selected their preferred candidate for the 2016 pills, 28.6% chose Congresswoman Leni Robredo.
Incumbent Mayor John Bongat only ranked third at 22.4%.
In second place, meanwhile, is incumbent Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion, with 26.5%.
Other names which came up in the survey were Nathan Sergio, Gabriel Bordado III, Jessica Robredo, Esteban Abonal III, and Fortunato “Tato” Mendoza.
Of the 10% of voting-age Nagueños who have selected their bet for vice mayor, 55% opted for Nelson Legacion, 22.5% for Gabriel Bordado III, and 20% for Nathan Sergio.
Dip in ratings
The study also showed that Mayor Bongat’s net satisfaction rating dived by as much as -24.7%.
He received a net satisfaction rating of +34.8%, from 59.5% from the same quarter last year.
Other city officials either retained their satisfaction rating of “good” or downgraded to “moderate” and “neutral.”
The city officials who retained a rating of “good” include Vice Mayor Legacion (+33.9%) and Councilors Sergio (+37.9%), De Asis (+35.3%), Bordado (+30.9%), and Raquid-Arroyo (+29.7%).
Those rated “moderate” are Councilors Abonal (+25.9%), Lavadia (+25.4%), Castillo (+24.0%), Perez (+17.3%), Rentoy (+15.5%), and Tuason (14.7%). Only Councilor Baldemoro got the rating of “neutral” (+7.5%)
Two out of five families in Naga City declared themselves poor, another section of the survey revealed.
Of the population sampled, 42.3% considered themselves food insecure.
Moreover, 30.5% said that having no permanent job is the major reason for being poor.
Among the selected city offices, the Civil Registrar’s Office got an “excellent” rating of +71.2%.
Some city offices received a “very good” net satisfaction rating, including the Metro Naga Water District (+57.4%), City Assessor’s (+57.1%), City Health (+55.2%), and Solid Waste Management (+54.5%).
A number of offices, meantime, received a “good” net satisfaction rating. These are City Social Welfare and Development (+48.3%), City Mayor’s Office (+47.6%), Environment and Natural Resources (+41.6%), Public Employment Services (+40.0%), City Administrator‟s (+38.9%), Public Safety (+37.3%), Naga City Hospital (+37.0%), and City PNP (+32.7%).
The net satisfaction rating of CASURECO II (+18.9%) which is “moderate” improved from last year 1st quarter rating of “neutral.”
The 2015 First Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll used face-to-face interview of 400 representative samples randomly selected from voting age population of Naga City. The error margin is ±4.9%.
The survey was conducted from February 8 to March 8, 2015 by the Ateneo Student Researchers Pool, which consists of 21 student scholars of Ateneo de Naga University under the guidance of the Ateneo Social Science Research Center staff and funding from the University Research Council.
The study adopted the Social Weather Station (SWS) methodology and used its rating interpretation terminology.— With Report from Oscar Esmenda, BBS-DWLV and Paul Santos, DWNX BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.