𝟖𝟓% 𝐎𝐅 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐒: 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐆𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐍𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐘’𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘
As a continuing advocacy for an all of society approach in fighting the global health and economic crisis of the virus from Wuhan, Stratbase ADR Institute ran this survey on the Filipinos’ perception on private enterprises partnering with government to realize the operation of key public utilities, implementation of social service projects, creating jobs and alleviating poverty in the context of rebuilding the economy.
𝗢𝗡 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗚𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗
𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗥 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖 𝗨𝗧𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗦𝗢𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗦
A huge majority of Filipinos (85%) are of the view that the country’s recovery would entail a partnership between the national government and reputable private enterprises. This partnership would be geared toward building and operating key development public utilities and social service projects. This opinion is echoed by most Filipinos across geographic areas and socio-economic classes (79% to 93% and 79% to 91%, respectively). Ambivalence is expressed by 14% of Filipinos while a contrary opinion is articulated by 1%.
More particularly, nearly half of Filipinos (47%) somewhat agree with the view that the government and selected private companies should partner together to operate development public utilities and implement social service projects while 38% strongly agree with this proposition. At least half of Metro Manilans (55%), those in the rest of Luzon (50%), and those belonging to Class E (59%) somewhat agree with this view while a small majority of Mindanawons (52%) express strong agreement. Around the
same percentages of Visayans and those in Classes ABC and D either strongly agree or somewhat agree with this statement (32% to 42% versus 44% to 48%).
The predominant sentiment in every survey subgrouping is that the government and reputable private enterprises must work together to operate public utilities and implement social service projects, with those in Class E (91%), vocational school graduates (91%), Metro Manilans (93%), and rural Mindanawons (94%) being most inclined to believe so. Agreement is least marked among those with some college graduates (76%), those in the rest of Luzon and especially its urban areas (79%), and those in Class ABC (79%).
Levels of ambivalence on the matter range from 6% in Metro Manila and rural Mindanao to 20% in rural Luzon and among the self-employed. Disagreement is virtually nil in about half of the subgroupings. Numerically speaking, the highest disagreement figure (5%) is posted among those with some exposure to college.
𝗢𝗡 𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗨𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗦 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦
Nine (9) out of every 10 Filipinos (90%) opine that private investors can help to create jobs in the country. Meanwhile, sizeable majorities say private investors can assist in expanding livelihood opportunities (68%) and alleviating poverty (62%). In contrast, less than half of Filipinos (43%) consider healthcare as an issue that private investors can help address.
Job creation is the most often mentioned issue in almost every geographic area and socio-economic class (86% to 95% and 88% to 90%, respectively). In the Visayas, the top responses are creating jobs (80%) and alleviating poverty (71%). For those in Class ABC, the creation of jobs (86%) and the expansion of livelihood opportunities (75%) are the leading issues. Across areas and classes, majorities cite job creation (80% to 95% and 86% to 90%,
respectively), expansion of livelihood opportunities (64% to 71% and 55% to 75%, respectively), and poverty alleviation (58% to 71% and 56% to 67%, respectively) as issues that those in the private sector can help address. As for improving healthcare systems, it is identified by a majority only in Class ABC (53%).
The majority opinion in every survey subgrouping is that private investors can help address three (3) issues – job creation (75% to 96%), expansion of livelihood opportunities (54% to 75%), and poverty alleviation (51% to 75%). Improving healthcare systems is cited by majorities only in Class ABC (53%) and among college graduates (54%).