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For the first time, Speaker rates higher than Robredo – Pulse Asia

Oct 07, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, elected as top House leader in July, gets better approval and trust ratings than the Vice President in September

TRUSTED. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the House session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

36% of Filipinos want Chinese in Recto Bank incident sanctioned – Pulse Asia

Jul 26, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Moreover, 26% of Filipinos believe China itself must also pay for the injuries suffered by the Filipino crew and damage done to their fishing boat, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey

SANCTIONS SOUGHT. The damaged fishing boat Gem-Ver arrives at the shores of Bgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 15, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

More Filipinos distrust China after Recto Bank incident – survey

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:09 AM

China's overall trust rating among Filipinos sank by 13 percentage points after the incident between a Filipino boat and a Chinese ship in the waters off Palawan

"MARITIME INCIDENT." Fishing boat Gem-vir off the coast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipinos' top SONA 2019 issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address

ASSERT PH VICTORY VS CHINA. Protesters rally near the Presidential Palace ahead of the third anniversary of Philippines' victory over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, in Julu 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Robredo, Sotto gain approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III after she personally appeared before the Senate committee on finance for the deliberation of the 2019 budget of her office. File photo by OVP

Duterte trust, approval ratings unchanged after Recto Bank incident

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Cynthia Villar dislodges Grace Poe as Senate race front-runner – Pulse Asia

May 11, 2019 - 9:46 AM

With just days to go before election day, only 3 in 10 registered voters have a complete slate of 12 candidates, according to the final preelection survey of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated

SENATE RACE FRONT-RUNNER. Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar on the campaign trail. Photo from the Office of Sen. Cynthia Villar

70% of Filipinos will support candidates who push for higher tobacco taxes – Pulse Asia

May 07, 2019 - 8:11 PM

The Pulse Asia survey also shows 75% of Filipinos believe taxes on cigarettes should be raised

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

A month before polls, 76% of Filipinos 'aware' of party-list system – survey

May 03, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The level of awareness is highest among voters in Metro Manila and lowest in the Visayas, according to a Pulse Asia survey held in from April 10 to 14

VOTERS. Early morning voters at Bagumbayan Elementary School in Taguig City during the 2016 elections. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Wiped out opposition? Latest survey fuels fear of return to pre-Martial Law

May 01, 2019 - 4:16 PM

In 1967, Ninoy Aquino was the only opposition to win a seat in the Senate. The latest Pulse Asia survey has only his nephew, Bam Aquino, joining the winning circle.

OPPOSITION. Ninoy Aquino and nephew Bam Aquino find themselves in similar situations as the opposition lags behind administration bets in Philippine senatorial elections. Photo of Bam Aquino by Angie de Silva/Rappler and photo of Ninoy Aquino from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account

Villar, Poe share top spot among Senate bets in Pulse Asia survey

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:56 PM

(UPDATED) The results of the Pulse Asia survey show voters' preference for Senator Cynthia Villar at 51.7%, slightly higher but statistically tied with Senator Grace Poe's 50.5%

Bong Go breaks into May 2019 winning circle – Pulse Asia

Feb 15, 2019 - 5:04 PM

The rise of Duterte’s right-hand man came after the deluge of advertisements showing presidential endorsement – 4 months before the May 2019 elections

CAMPAIGN. The coalition of senatorial bets under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicks off their campaign for the May elections in San Fernado, Pampanga on February 12. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Sizeable majority’ oppose federalism? Pulse Asia survey premature – DILG

May 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'There is no concrete proposal yet on the table.... This is premature because there is nothing really to debate about yet,' says DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya

'PREMATURE'. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the Pulse Asia survey on charter change was conducted even before a solid proposal was passed. Rappler Screengrab

Big majority of Filipinos against charter change – Pulse Asia

May 02, 2018 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) Survey results also show that a 'sizeable majority of Filipinos (66%)' are opposed to changing the present unitary system of government to a federal system at this time

Most Filipinos worry about workers' pay, inflation – Pulse Asia

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:22 AM

While urgent concerns are mostly economic in nature, levels of concern about fighting corruption and enforcing the rule of law drop between December 2017 and March 2018

More Pinoys frown on Duterte govt’s 'unequal' enforcement of law

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) But the government gets majority approval on its work on most urgent national concerns, topped by its response to the needs of calamity victims and fighting criminality, the latest Pulse Asia survey shows

WAR ON DRUGS. A street vendor is gunned down in Mandaluyong File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler.

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Oct 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

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Only 3 in 10 Filipinos trust, approve of Alvarez – Pulse Asia

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Both Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys show the biggest erosion in Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's numbers in his home region, Mindanao

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sereno’s approval, trust ratings dip – Pulse Asia survey

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A Pulse Asia survey shows a big drop in the approval and trust ratings of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as she faces an impeachment complaint

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sees big drops in her approval and trust ratings in September according to a Pulse Asia survey. File photo by Rappler

'Slight decline' in Robredo's approval, trust ratings – Pulse survey

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo sees the biggest drop in her trust and performance ratings in Balance Luzon, according to the September survey of Pulse Asia

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo graces the inaguration of the Salubris Medical Center in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on October 7. Photo by the OVP.

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9 of Filipinos support lawmakers bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

REHABILITATION. Children inside the Yakap-Bata Holding Center in Caloocan City talk with social workers. Rappler file photo

7 in 10 Filipinos thumb down martial law – Pulse Asia

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Filipinos disagreement with the need for martial law to solve pressing national problems shoots up in December on the heels of protests against the hero s burial for strongman Ferdinand Marcos

NEVER AGAIN. Photos of human rights victims during the Martial Law. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Inflation, jobs edge out crime as Filipinos’ top worries – poll

Jul 20, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Filipinos want the new administration to give least priority to amending the Constitution according to a Pulse Asia survey conducted in early July

MORE JOBS. There is a lesser number of unemployed Filipinos in October 2015, says the latest Labor Force Survey. File photo by AFP

Duterte enjoys record-high 91% trust rating – Pulse Asia

Jul 20, 2016 - 11:07 AM

3rd UPDATE A Pulse Asia survey conducted in early July also shows that a sizeable majority of Filipinos trust Vice President Leni Robredo

RECORD-HIGH TRUST RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte is trusted by nearly all Filipinos as he begins his term. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

News, not surveys, more likely to shape voters’ choice – Pulse Asia

May 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Reports that are played up in the news are the ones that may basically shape or condition the minds of the voters regardless of who they support whether they retain their support or shift to another candidate says Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes

SURVEY SAYS. Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes responds to questions in a Rappler interview with Cheche Lazaro on May 9, 2016

Game-changer? 25% of PH voters 'undecided' – Pulse Asia

May 08, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Based on 54 million registered voters with a 75 turnout 25 is about 12 5 million voters who may shift says Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes

TIGHT RACE. Ronald Holmes, president of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated weighs in on the 2016 elections in a Rappler interview on May 8, 2016

Marcos still leads vice presidential race – Pulse Asia

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Among the candidates Senator Francis Escudero suffers the biggest dip in voter preference less than a month before the elections

STILL ON TOP. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos  Jr remains on top spot in the race for the vice presidency, according to the Pulse Asia survey conducted from April 16-20, 2016. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marcos still leading VP pick – ABS-CBN poll

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Marcos maintains lead in ABS CBN vice presidential survey; Sotto Drilon are top picks for Senate

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos during a campaign sortie at San Mateo, Rizal, April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte sustains lead in ABS-CBN poll

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED The survey results are released hours before the 5 bets face off in the last of the 3 presidential debates; the controversy over the rape comment is not yet a factor Pulse Asia says

STILL LEADING. Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte greets the crowd after a motorcade in Novliches, Quezon City on April 23, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Marcos keeps lead in VP race – ABS-CBN survey

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:54 AM

2ND UPDATE Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr is the top choice in Metro Manila the rest of Luzon and also among voters in class ABC and class D according to the ABS CBN commissioned poll conducted in early April

RIZAL CAMPAIGN. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr woos voters in San Mateo, Rizal, on April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte continues surge in ABS-CBN poll

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED The survey is conducted from April 5 to 10 when presidential candidates begin attacking the Davao mayor for his anti crime promise and a week before his joke involving an Australian rape victim sparks public outrage

POLL FRONT RUNNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte embraces the Philippine flag as he speaks to a crowd gathered for a concert at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on April 12. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcos is VP front-runner in ABS-CBN survey

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Escudero are statistically tied for second place

VP RACE. Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr greets supporters at a campaign motorcade. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte gains solo lead in ABS-CBN poll

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:43 AM

4th UPDATE Voter preference for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte surges by 6 percentage points pushing down Senator Grace Poe to second place in the latest survey on presidential bets

NEW POLL FRONT RUNNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has taken the solo lead in polls on presidential candidates. Photo by King Rodriguez

Poe is front-runner in latest Pulse Asia poll

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:10 AM

4th UPDATE The results of the latest commissioned survey show that 3 in 10 Filipinos would vote for Senator Grace Poe if elections were held during the polling period

POLL FRONT RUNNER. Senator Grace Poe waves to supporters during a campaign sortie in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Jay Morales

Sotto, Drilon lead in Senate race – Pulse Asia

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The latest survey shows that 13 of 50 candidates vying for a Senate seat have a statistical chance of winning

HUGE STRIDES. Senate President Franklin Drilon vows that the upper chamber will work on the priority bills. File photo by Rappler

Marcos edges out Escudero as top VP bet – Pulse Asia

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED Senators Bongbong Marcos and Chiz Escudero are still statistically tied with a difference of 1 percentage point

VP POLL FRONT RUNNER. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr campaigns in Laguna on March 2, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo biggest gainer in VP poll – Pulse Asia

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Senator Bongbong Marcos though still statistically tied for top spot with Senator Chiz Escudero is the biggest loser among candidates in the commissioned March survey

CAMPAIGN SORTIE.Administration candidate Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo greets supporters in Carmona on March 10, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo’s Twitter page.

Senate race still dominated by former, reelectionist senators – poll

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The commissioned Pulse Asia survey shows Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III still leading the 56 candidates vying for a Senate seat

TOP 3. The latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN shows incumbent and former senators leading the senatorial race

Binay biggest gainer if Poe disqualified – Pulse Asia

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Senator Grace Poe is the top choice of voters in case either of their candidates bow out of the presidential race

28% of voters support bet with 'untarnished image'

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Being nationalistic did not leave the country is least mentioned as an important consideration in choosing the next Philippine president based on the poll conducted by Pulse Asia

VOTERS. Filipino voters cite 'untarnished reputation' as their most important consideration in choosing their next leader. File photo by Rappler.com/Patricia Evangelista

Aquino, Binay, other officials get lower approval ratings

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:31 PM

None of the country s top 5 officials led by President Benigno Aquino III get majority approval and trust ratings in the January 2016 Pulse Asia survey

MOST APPRECIATED, TRUSTED. President Benigno Aquino III is the most appreciated and trusted top official in the country based on a Pulse Asia poll in December 2015. Vice President Jejomar Binay is second.

Grace Poe regains top spot in presidential poll – Pulse Asia

Feb 06, 2016 - 10:48 AM

4th UPDATE Vice President Jejomar Binay administration standard bearer Manuel Mar Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte share second place in the survey conducted in late January

FRONT RUNNER AGAIN. Senator Grace Poe has regained top spot among presidential candidates. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

89% of Filipinos hopeful about 2016 – Pulse Asia

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The results of the early December survey show that among Filipinos Metro Manila residents are most hopeful about the coming year

THE POWER OF A SPOON AND A BRUSH. “Guhit ng Pag-asa” is a unique feeding program and art activity that provides food and nourishes hope. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

PODCAST: Survey 101 with Pulse Asia’s Ana Tabunda

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:17 PM

With the 2016 national polls just a breath away pre election surveys have taken a life of their own eagerly anticipated or dreaded

‘Daang Matuwid real front runner in 2016’ – Roxas

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II believes the 2016 presidential race will be more about leadership values of proven honesty a track record of performance and good governance rather than popularity and personalities

DIALOGUE. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II speaks at a multisectoral dialogue with civil society organizations on June 10, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lacson fails to hit presidential target in poll

Jun 18, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson fares better in the latest survey on voters preference for senators He is tied with Senator Vicente Sotto III for first and second place

WAITING FOR THE POLLS. Former Senator Panfilo Lacson says his 2016 plans depend on the result of the next survey. Rappler file photo

Aquino gov't approval rating drops on 4 issues

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED The Aquino administration scores near majority approval ratings on 7 out of 12 national issues but obtains a higher disapproval rating in its peace efforts

AQUINO CABINET. President Benigno Aquino III and some Cabinet officials at the NEDA Board meeting at the Palace Aguinaldo State Dining Room on June 19, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

He collapsed? No such thing, says President Aquino

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Rumors circulate that President Aquino collapsed Friday evening March 20 His spokespersons act quickly to dispel it

'NO SUCH THING.' Palace denies rumors circulating that President Benigno Aquino III collapsed Friday evening, March 20. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aquino’s trust, approval ratings hit all-time low – poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Around one in 4 Filipinos distrusts and is critical of President Benigno Aquino III following the Mamasapano incident Pulse Asia s survey results show

ALL-TIME LOW. The approval and performance ratings of President Benigno Aquino III suffers a blow from the Mamasapano operation.

VP Binay shrugs off Erap's 'endorsement' of Grace Poe

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:55 PM

The frontrunner among presidential candidates according to polls says his friend s pronouncement might have been a joke