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Sara: hardworking Dabawenyos made top LCE rank possible

July 16, 2021 - Friday 1:07 PM by Davao City Information Office

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Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte cited Dabawenyos for the 93% job approval rating she got in a nationwide survey.

In a statement, Mayor Duterte said that the collective effort of all Dabawenyos in making Davao City a competitive and livable city paved the way for the recognition. She further encouraged Dabawenyos to continue upholding the city’s tagline, “Life is Here”.

“The honor I share with all of you who work hard to serve the Dabawenyos. We all genuinely love our city and this is our core strength. So we must continue to make it livable,” Duterte said.

Based on the independent and non-commissioned survey conducted by RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMDinc),  the City Mayor topped the list of officials outside the National Capital Region (NCR) insofar as achievement rating is concerned. 

In the National Capital Region (NCR), Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte of Quezon City ranks no. 1 as Mayor with 87% achievement rating while Governor Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu Province obtained 77% that positions her ahead of other regional governors.

Outside NCR, Duterte clinched the first spot with a 93% approval rating, higher when compared to then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s 86 percent back in 2010.

She was followed by Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco of Calamba City with 82%. Mayor Arnan Panaligan of Calapan City, on the other hand, placed third with 77% while Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City secured the fourth spot after he received a 74% job approval rating. Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City landed on the fifth spot with a 71% rating.

Dr. Paul Martinez, an RPMDinc official, said in a statement that they hoped the result will give public servants a good insight into the impression of their constituents regarding their performance as local officials.

“In every region, the City Mayor of each capital in area has been assessed by the constituents when it comes to their overall job performances or achievements,” Martinez said.

According to Martinez, the survey was conducted from July 3 to 10,2021 with 3,500 respondents in NCR while for Governors and City Mayors outside NCR, it was performed from June 10 to 25, 2021 with 5,000 respondents across all regions.

During their project implementation, respondents were asked to describe in their own words what crosses their minds when they think of Mayor Sara Duterte. The respondents commented that she is, “strong-willed, trustworthy, young and experienced official.”

“The objective of this independent analysis is to disclose the citizen’s current opinion, as well as assessment of the official’s performance in terms of several important factors that are relevant to their obligations to the society,” the statement further said.