From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the March 2017 Pulse Asia Survey showing national urgent concerns of Filipinos

The March 2017 Pulse Asia Survey reveals that the most urgent national concerns of Filipinos include increasing salaries of workers (43%), controlling inflation (41%), and generation of jobs (39%).These concerns are among the priorities of the government as highlighted in the 10-point socioeconomic agenda of the President, embodied in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, to equalize opportunities for human development.

The President is particularly concerned for the poor, excluded and underserved. To ensure that regionally and locally the economies serve the interests of the many and not just the few, the Administration is increasing spending on infrastructure and social welfare protection, improving ease of doing business and creating more jobs.

The survey coincides with PRRD’s priorities of serving the nation’s interests which have been long neglected.