• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez topped a recent independent and non-commissioned “Boses ng Bayan” job performance survey of Negros Occidental legislators conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).
Benitez, who is now on his second term as congressman, got a score of 90.2 percent, earning him the distinction of being the highest ranking achiever in the province.
Following him were Fourth District Rep. Juliet Marie Ferrer and Sixth District Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, each scoring 88 percent.
In the subsequent rankings, Second District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III got a rating of 83.4 percent; Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya – 83.1 percent; Fifth District Rep. Emilio Bernardino Yulo – 80.7 percent; and First District Rep. Gerardo Valmayor – 78.8 percent.
In a statement, Dr. Paul Martinez, global affairs analyst and executive director of RPMD, said that the survey was conducted independently and without commission, utilizing a comprehensive set of parameters.
Martinez added that the survey parameters included district representation, legislative performance, and constituent service.
“This rigorous approach ensures a detailed and holistic evaluation of the Representatives, offering in-depth insights into their effectiveness in key areas of governance and public service,” he added.
The “Boses ng Bayan” survey of RMPD was conducted between Sept. 20 and 30 this year. | GB