Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. is the top-performing Western Visayan governor based on the “Boses ng Bayan” survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).
RPMD said Defensor bested five other governors in the region, with an “exceptional score of 92.36 percent.”
Aklan Governor Joen Miraflores and Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson statistically tied for the second spot, scoring 87.25 percent and 86.81 percent, respectively. (https://shorturl.ac/7a95v)
“This comprehensive evaluation hinged upon eight crucial parameters: executive leadership, policy formulation, development planning, representation and diplomacy, crisis and disaster management, oversight and accountability, administrative management, and public service delivery,” the non-commissioned performance appraisal survey said.
Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao placed third with a score of 82.16 percent, followed by Capiz Governor Fredenil Castro (77.40 percent) and Guimaras Governor JC Rahman Nava (73.69 percent).
“These provincial governors exhibited unwavering commitment and dedication to their respective provinces, significantly contributing to regional development and the well-being of their constituents,” said RPMD.
“Through visionary governance and tireless efforts, they have garnered recognition and acclaim throughout the Western Visayas Region,” it added.
The survey, conducted from Feb. 25 to March 8, had 10,000 registered voter respondents with a sampling margin of error of ±1 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.