Mindanao Times


Improve security

Davaoeños also want gov’t to upgrade health program
RESIDENTS place security and access to healthcare as the priority focus of the government, a survey conducted by the University of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion revealed.

Dr. Adrian Tamayo, UM-IPO’s specialist on economics, government, and political issues, said solution to robbery, gangsterism, free medicine at barangay health centers, environmental protection and solution to vigilante killings topped the list of what residents want.

According to the survey, there is a need for the city government to improve peace and security programs. The survey also expressed the need of Davaoeños to access medicines on demand in their respective barangays.

“The environmental protection is associated with the watershed protection and ensuring air quality,” Tamayo said.

The survey, which covered 1,200 respondents, was conducted from Aug. 2-12, 2016. A margin of error of five percent and a 95 percent confidence level were maintained. The survey was conducted in response to Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s announcement of her top 10 priorities for the city.

The survey implemented a multi-stage cluster sampling at the various levels of the city. This means that data gathering involved respondents of various areas of the city.

The survey also revealed the projects that people wanted to be prioritized in their respective districts.

District 1 residents wanted security against terrorism, creation of parks, and establishment of more infrastructures where the youth can convene.

District 2 residents expressed through the survey that they want counter-terrorism projects, support for small and medium businesses and fishermen, and access to health services and medicine.

Those living in District 3 want heightened security in their community, watershed protection, and cementing of roads of far-off barangays, strengthening road connectivity and flood-solution projects.

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