Event Reports

The 2019 SWS Survey Review

by Tonette de Jesus
The Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey Review captures the sentiments of Filipinos, covering a variety of topics: politics, economics, religion, international relations, etc. Organized by the Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness and supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Philippines, the SWS, led by its President Dr. Mahar Mangahas, presented their survey results from 2018.

A couple of topics that stood out were: the satisfaction ratings of prominent government officials, trust in international institutions and foreign countries, support for the Bangsamoro Organic Law, and opinions on the West Philippine Sea. His presentation was then reacted upon by Mr. Coco Alcuaz, Executive Director of the Makati Business Club and Dr. Jayeel Cornelio, Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. Mr. Alcuaz had a more business perspective while Dr. Cornelio looked at the results from a more sociological and regional viewpoint. After the open forum, the event was concluded by KAS Philippines Country Director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost.

For more information on the survey results, go to the SWS website:The 2019 SWS Survey Review

Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost giving his closing remarks
Panel Discussion