Most Filipinos Want Arroyo to Step Down due to Corruption Charges

75 percent of Filipinos want Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign from office and face corruption charges, according to the results of a survey conducted by IBON Foundation.

Posted by Bulatlat
Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008

Recent corruption scandals besetting the Arroyo administration have led most Filipinos to call for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down, according to the results of the latest IBON survey.

Asked if they were aware of calls made recently by members of the Church and other sectoral groups for Pres. Arroyo to resign from office and face corruption charges leveled against her, 75 percent of the total 1,503 survey respondents said yes.

Of these, 77.4 percent said they agreed with such call to step down.

Various interfaith and sectoral groups such as Solidarity Philippines, Concerned Citizens Group, United Church of Christ in the Philippines, among others, have called for a rejection of what they called as Arroyo’s morally bankrupt government.

The IBON nationwide survey was conducted from January 7 to 14, 2008, with 1,503 respondents. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. Posted by Bulatlat

Below is the tabulation of results of the respondents’ perception of the Church and sectoral groups’ call for Pres. Arroyo to step down due to corruption allegations against her administration.

Are you aware that in recent months, bishops and other
sectoral organizations have demanded that President Arroyo
resign from office and face the charges levelled against her?

Yes    75.38
No      24.62

Do you agree with the calls of bishops and other groups
for President Arroyo to step down because of widespread
corruption under her regime?

Yes     77.41
No      12.89

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