- Pulse Asia Research Inc. President Ronald Holmes said they stand by the integrity and accuracy of their survey results
- He said they respect the reaction and criticisms but assured that Pulse Asia has established their good reputation for over 20 years
- Holmes said it is their mandate to publish the correct and accurate results of their surveys
Pulse Asia Research Inc. President Ronald Holmes said he stands by the integrity of their surveys.
Holmes said when conducting their research, they don’t have any leanings or biases and respects the differences of opinion of their respondents. Following the various reactions that have spread online after the publishing of their survey results, Holmes said they respect everyone’s right to express their beliefs.
“Sa pagsasagawa ng aming pananaliksik, naniniwala kami na ang bawat isa ay may karapatang maghayag ng kaniyang opinyon maging ito’y naniniwala o hindi sa survey, bahagi iyan ng opinyon na aming kinakailangang galangin,” he said in an interview over DZMM.
He assured critics that the Pulse Asia researchers have established the integrity of the survey for over 20 years.
“Sa aming panig, sa loob ng higit sa dalawampung taon, kung kami’y naniniwala na ang pagsasagawa ng survey ay naaayon sa nararapat na pamamaraan at may integridad iyong proseso at ito’y hindi naapektuhan ng sinuman,” he added.
Holmes added that it is their mandate to publish the correct and accurate results of their surveys. He said there is no reason why they would do otherwise.
“Wala kaming kadahilanan para hindi ilabas ang resulta ng survey kahit na kami mismo ay hindi sumasang-ayon sa naging resulta ng survey. Kung kami’y sumasang-ayon o hindi sumasang-ayon, nasa aming responsibilidad na ihayag kung ano ang paniniwala ng mamamayan sa partikular na panahon at ang amin lang sinasabi,” he said.
In the latest national survey of Pulse Asia, Duterte received the highest approval rating of 91 percent. The survey also showed that an estimated 84% of Filipinos have a “positive opinion” of the government’s efforts against COVID-19.