On the Toluna-Blackbox Index of Global Crisis Perceptions

The Palace welcomes the results of the Toluna Blackbox showing Filipinos are satisfied with the country’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The global survey, we understand, was conducted by a leading social research agency in Singapore, measuring citizens’ sentiments regarding their national COVID-19 crisis management efforts.

Twenty-three (23) countries were assessed and the individual country’s index score was based on the mean average of the following indicators, namely, national political leadership, corporate leadership, community, and media.

The April 2020 survey disclosed that the Philippines got an index score of 49, ahead of countries, such as Australia (43), Germany (41), USA (41), UK (37), Mexico (37), Italy (36), Thailand (36), Iran (36), France (26), and Japan (16).

Fighting COVID-19 is indeed a collective effort, as the survey indicated. Government cannot do it alone and we are therefore grateful to the private sector, the media, and the community in general for demonstrating the true Filipino bayanihan spirit in this extraordinary situation. Let us continue to show our solidarity with our people and cooperation with authorities, so together, we can truly heal as one nation.

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