Palace affirms DepEd as one of the most trusted agencies
The Department of Education emerged as one of the “most trusted” government agencies as they are the ones that have direct contact with the people, Palace said.
Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge Undersecretary Cheloy Garafil said this after the latest PUBLiCUS survey showed that the AFP, TESDA, and DepEd led the 10 government agencies that registered the highest “trust ratings.”
Based on the survey results, the AFP posted the highest trust rating at 57 percent, followed by TESDA and DepEd at 56 and 55 percent, respectively.
The rest of the government agencies in the Top 10 are:
- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), 53 percent
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 49 percent
- Commission on Higher Education (CHED), 48 percent
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST), 47 percent
- Department of Health (DOH), 45 percent
- Department of Tourism (DOT), 44 percent
- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), 44 percent
Garafil said it is not surprising for the AFP to have the highest trust rating.
“The AFP has the Army, Navy, and Air Force at its disposal during times of calamities and disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes,” she said.
“Army soldiers are responsible for conducting rescue and relief missions in far-flung areas in the provinces. Navy personnel are engaged in seaborne search and rescue operations,” she added.
Garafil said TESDA and DepEd occupying the next spots in the survey indicated how people value education.
“The same goes with DSWD, CHED, DOST, DOH, DOT, and DOLE, whose services are directly felt by ordinary Filipinos who are constantly seeking help and assistance from the national government,” she said.