Iloilo pols among ‘top performing’ local execs in PHL – survey

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas (left) and Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

The top local executives in the city and province of Iloilo were rated as among the top performing in the country based on a survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas ranked fourth in the survey with an 81% rating, next to Mayor Beverly Dimacucha of Batangas City who ranked third with (84%).

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte topped the list of the top performing mayors with a 98% rating followed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City (86%).

Gerard Anthony Gullas Jr. of Talisay City, Cebu landed on the fifth spot with an 80% rating.

In a statement, Treñas thanked the research group for the distinction adding that the high-rating reflects the effective management of the Iloilo City government.

Isa ka pribilehiyo nga mangin isa sa Top 5 Mayors sa bilog nga Pilipinas! Sa masobra tatlo ka dekada nga nagserbisyo ako sa aton mga kasimanwa, padayon ako nga nagatinguha nga maghatag sang manami nga buwas-damlag sa akon mga pinalangga nga mga Ilonggo. Salamat guid sa 81% high rating sang RP – Mission and Development Foundation Inc. nga nagpakita sang aton epektibo nga pagdumala sa ciudad,” he said.

Aside from Treñas, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. also ranked fourth in the top 5 best performing governors in the country with a 72% rating.

Gov. Gwen Garcia of Cebu (83%) topped the survey followed by Francis “Chiz” Escudero” of Sorsogon in Bicol (81%), Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas (78%), and Manuel Mamba of Cagayan Valley (70%).

The “RPMD Public Satisfaction Survey” is an independent, non-commissioned survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc., in the country.

A total of 10,000 respondents participated in the survey last February 22-28, 2022, using random sampling and face-to-face interviews, with a margin of error of +/- 1%.

Respondents were asked with the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way [name of Mayor/Governor/Representative] is carrying out his/her duties as (Mayor/Governor/Representative)?” (DG)