Makati Business Club government performance survey ranks Office of the Vice President in last place

The Makati Business Club (MBC) administered Second Semester 2015 MBC Executive Outlook Survey among its members from July 6 to August 7. The survey showed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and the Department of Tourism (DOT) have maintained their position as the top government agencies which received positive net satisfaction scores from senior business executives.

Sixty-seven (67) corporations and other entities participated in the survey, representing 16.6% of MBC’s 404 corporate members. The survey aims to measure perception on the performance of government agencies.

MBC Executive Director Peter Perfecto said the BSP has been ranked as the top government agency for the fourth straight time, dating back to 2011, owing to its continuing satisfactory work in maintaining the country’s macroeconomic and financial stability, despite external threats from overseas.

Of sixty-four (64) government agencies included in the survey, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was ranked as 64th with 88.1% of surveyed corporations and other entities not satisfied with the performance of OVP. Joining the OVP in bottom five are Department of Transportation and Communications (63rd), Bureau of Customs (62nd), Department of Agriculture (61st), and the Energy Regulatory Commission (60th).

The Office of the President was placed at 27th place with 35.5% of surveyed entities not satisfied with OP’s performance.

“During the survey period, the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea commenced hearings on the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea; Police Director Ricardo Marquez formally took over as the chief of the Philippine National Police; President Aquino delivered his fifth and final State of the Nation Address; and the President formally endorsed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as the administration’s 2016 standard-bearer,” MBC said.