Philippine President Marcos Jr wants scholarships to address nurses’ exodus; private sector steps up aid for healthcare

Philippine President Marcos Jr wants scholarships to address nurses’ exodus; private sector steps up aid for healthcare

MANILA – Most Filipinos believe the country is headed in the right direction under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the latest survey results released by OCTA Research showed.

Based on the 4th quarter of 2022 Tugon ng Masa survey of OCTA, 85 percent of Filipino adults said the Philippines is headed in the right direction, with only 6 percent expressing disagreement.

In the major areas, 91 percent of Filipino adults in the Visayas believe the Chief Executive is steering the country well. In comparison, 87 percent in Balance Luzon and 84 percent in Mindanao affirmed this.

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Filipino adults in the National Capital Region also believe the country is headed in the right direction under the Marcos administration.

By socio-economic classes, Class D or the lower middle class registered the highest agreement that the country is headed in the right direction, registering 86 percent.

On the other hand, 81 percent of those under Class E, or the “poorest of the poor,” and 79 percent of Classes ABC, composed mostly of upper middle class, believe the country is on the right track under the current administration.

The OCTA survey was conducted on Oct. 23-27 with 1,200 adult respondents.

Filipino respondents were asked the question: “Based on the policies and programs presented and implemented by the current administration, do you think the country is leading in the right way?”

According to OCTA, the survey’s margin of error is ±3 percent. (PNA)