Work, not survey results, Speaker Arroyo’s focus

September 25, 2018

UNFAZED by the latest trust and awareness survey, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo vowed to continue working to fulfill her promise to support the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Arroyo got 19 percent trust and awareness rating in the Pulse Asia survey. Among the top officials,  she got the lowest rating.

While Arroyo has always been dispassionate about surveys, she takes them as a snapshot of people’s sentiment.

When she was President, she would not let surveys define her work, the statement, issued by the Office of the Speaker, said.

“As Speaker, however, she remains focused and committed to what needs to be done at the House of Representatives to carry out the legislative agenda of President Duterte,” the statement added.

On the part of Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr., the result of the latest Pulse Asia encourages the solons to work double time, and exert more time and effort in marshaling vital legislative measures.

Andaya stressed that more than approval rating, there are more important numbers in the dashboard of social and economic indicators which must focus on like index,deficit, consumer price index, job figures and farm output.

“With Speaker Arroyo at the helm just two months in office, the House managed to steer the passage into law of 15 legislative measures,” Andaya said.

Legislative records also show that from August 1 to September 25, 2018, alone, the House approved on third and final reading 67 vital measures, 65 of which are still pending action by the Senate.