By Kris M. Crismundo
MANILA, Aug. 13 (PNA) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) remains the best performing government office according to the 2015 Executive Outlook Survey of the Makati Business Club (MBC).
The survey is for the period of July 2014 to July 2015.
MBC Executive Director Peter Angelo V. Perfecto said BSP has been the top government agency for business executives since 2011.
Perfecto said executives of member-companies of MBC seen the satisfactory work of the central bank in making stable macroeconomic and financial environment in the Philippines amid pressures and external threats in the global market.
Following BSP, business executives ranked the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as second best performing public office dislodging Department of Tourism’s (DOT) spot in 2014 Executive Outlook Survey.
DOT now ranked third in the latest MBC survey.
Both in rank four are the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The Department of Finance (DOF) jumped by three notches to rank six from rank nine in the last survey.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) leapfrogged by 11 notches in the 2015 Survey at rank seven from its 2014 Survey ranking of 18th spot.
DTI’s investment promotion agency, Board of Investments (BOI), ranking also jumped by 11 spots from rank 20 to nine, only next to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at rank eight.
Completing the 10 top performing government offices for business executives is the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
More than half or 38 out of 64 government offices included in the survey received net satisfaction ratings, the MBC said.
Thirty-one public offices improved their rankings from the 2014 Survey, with Senate having the most improved rankings which went up by 26 spots; House of Representatives, up by 13 notches; and Office of the Ombudsman and Department of Budget and Management (DBM), both up by 11 percent along with DTI and BOI.
On the other note, 24 agencies received a negative net satisfaction ratings from business executives with the Office of the Vice President plummeted from rank 33 in 2014 Survey to rank 64 in the current survey.
Agencies in the bottom five include Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). (PNA)