For the seventh consecutive quarter, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) remains the most approved and trusted government agency in the Philippines, a recent survey by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. showed.

Its Pahayag Second Quarter 2024 survey said TESDA obtained a 72 percent approval rating and 58 percent trust rating.

Director General Secretary Suharto Mangudadatu attributed these to the constant improvement of their programs and services, as well as their thrust to reach more citizens.

“TESDA continues to make tech-voc training accessible to Filipinos, enabling them to uplift their lives. We offer our deepest gratitude for your continued trust and support in our initiatives,” Mangudadatu said in a press release.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines ranked second in the Pahayag survey, with an approval rating of 67 percent and a trust rating of 54 percent.

Other notable ratings include Department of Science and Technology at 64 percent approval and 47 percent trust, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at 61 percent and 49 percent, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development at 60 percent and 45 percent.

The survey was conducted from June 15 to 19 with 1,507 respondents nationwide.IMT