The confidence of Philippine business leaders in the Office of the Vice President has grown significantly under the leadership of Vice President Leni Robredo.

The Makati Business Club (MBC) released its Executive Outlook Survey (EOS) this week, where it noted “an improvement” for the OVP, which ranked 14th among 69 national government agencies.

The office received a 75% satisfaction rating from business executives—a dramatic leap from its rating in the last EOS conducted in 2015, where the OVP got only 11.9%.

The rating came from a survey of 100 business executives, representing 100 companies in the Philippines.

The survey asked respondents to rate their level of satisfaction with the performance and services of 69 government agencies from July 2018 until June 2019. 

MBC executive director Coco Alcuaz said the business outlook survey gives a preview of how the private sector perceives the “current government leadership and public service.” 

Under VP Leni’s leadership, the OVP has forged close ties with the private sector since it launched the Angat Buhay program in 2016.

Fueled by the generosity and support of private partners—which include businesses, organizations, and even individuals—the OVP’s flagship anti-poverty program has mobilized almost P350 million worth of resources, generating benefits for nearly 400,000 Filipinos in 193 areas, including the some of the farthest and poorest parts of the country.

Atty. Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson for VP Leni, thanked the MBC for this surge of confidence in the OVP.

“VP Leni has always underscored the crucial role of the private sector in the effort to uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos, especially those in the margins,” he said. “We are grateful to the MBC and its members for recognizing our efforts to push for exemplary public service—one that truly benefits our people. We are hopeful that in the remaining years ahead, we can find more ways to work together for the benefit of more of our fellow Filipinos.”

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