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By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz 

Filipinos have expressed much trust in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP), gaining record-high “very good” net ratings in a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results released last Friday evening.

The nationwide survey conducted last March 30-April 2, 2016 among 1,500 respondents found 75 percent of Filipinos have much trust and 9 percent with little trust in the AFP, and 69 percent with much trust and 14 percent with little trust in the PNP.

 SWS noted that these scores translate to “very good” net trust ratings (percentage much trust minus percentage little trust) of +66 for the AFP and +55 for the PNP.

It also pointed out that these are record-high scores for the AFP and PNP.

SWS terminology for net trust ratings are translated as follows: +70 and above as “excellent;” +50 to +69 “very good;” +30 to +49 “good;” +10 to +29 “moderate;” +9 to –9 “neutral;” -10 to –29 “poor;” -30 to –49 “bad;” -50 to –69 “very bad;” and -70 and below “execrable.”

 Net public trust in the AFP was a good +48 when first surveyed by SWS in September, 1988.

 It rose to a very good +53 in December, 2000 and went to moderate to good levels from September, 2003 to March, 2006, ranging from +12 to +32.

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 It rose to very good +57 in February’ 2010, and fell slightly to good +49 in May, 2012.

 It rose to very good +64 in March, 2014 and to +66  at present.

 Meanwhile, SWS first surveyed public trust in the PNP in December, 2000, and found a good net trust rating of +42.

 It went to moderate levels from September, 2001 to March,2005, ranging from +12 to +20.

 It rose to very good +52 in February, 2010 and a good +45 in March, 2014 before reaching a record-high very good +55 in March, 2016.

 The April, 2016 survey found public trust in the AFP and PNP to be higher outside Metro Manila.

 The net trust rating of the AFP was highest in the Visayas at +70, followed by Mindanao and rest of Luzon, both at +69, and Metro Manila at +47.

 The net trust rating of the PNP was highest in Mindanao at +62, followed by rest of Luzon at +59, Visayas at +58, and Metro Manila at +29.

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