Rosa Rosal Tops Reader’s Digest’s List of Most Trusted Individual in RP

Reader’s Digest Asia made a survey about the Philippines' most trusted personalities and professions for 2010.

For the first time ever, popular publication Reader’s Digest conducted a nationwide survey asking people from all walks of life to rate 80 Filipino personalities on their trustworthiness. The list was presented in random order and ratings were given as a score out of ten where one equated to “Don’t trust at all” and ten being “Trust completely”.

79-year-old Pinoy showbiz icon, Rosa Rosal, who is best known for her work with the Philippine National Red Cross and other humanitarian activities topped the list. The FAMAS-winning actress is also the 1999 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, an award widely considered as Asia’s Nobel Prize.

Here’s the complete ranking of the 80 personalities, no. 1 being the most trusted while no. 80 as the least trusted:

1. Rosa Rosal (actress and philanthropist)
2. Lea Salonga (Singer and Actress)
3. Jessica Soho (Journalist and Vice President of GMA News)
4. Tony Meloto (Philanthropist, Founder of Gawad Kalinga)
5. Beningo “Noynoy” Aquino III (senator)
6. Rafael “Paeng” Nepumuceno (bowling champion)
7. Howie G. Severino (documentary filmmaker)
8. Randy David (Newspaper columnist)
9. Mel Tiangco (TV host and Newscaster)
10. Efren “Bata” Reyes (Pool and Billiard champion)
11. Jaime August Zobel de Ayala (Businessman and CEO of the Ayala Corporation)
12. Cristeta Comerford (White House Executive Chef)
13. Miguel Castro “Mike” Enriquez (TV and Radio newscaster, Senior Vice-President of GMA news)
14. Boots Anson-Roa (Former actress, Director of Mowelfound)
15. Angel Alcala (Marine scientist)
16. Julius Babao (News anchor)
17. Vilma Santos-Recto (ctress and Governor of Batangas)
18. Von Hernandez (Executive Director of Greenpeace, Southeast Asia)
19. Archbishop Angel Lagdameo (President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines)
20. Michael V. (Comedian and TV host)
21. Chin Chin Guiterrez (Actress and Environmental activist)
22. Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz (Priest)
23. Arnel Pineda (Lead singer of Journey)
24. Mar Roxaz (Senator)
25. Henry Sy (Founder and Chairman of SM)
26. Sharon Cuneta (Entertainer)
27. Conrado de Quiros (Newspaper columnist and Author)
28. Kidlat Tahimik (Documentary filmmaker, Writer)
29. Antonio A. Oposa Junior (Environmental lawyer)
30. Bishop Efraim Tendero (National Director, The Philippine Council for Evangelical Churches)
31. Charice Pempengco (Singer)
32. Dr. Rey Melchor F. Santos (President of Philippine Medical Association)
33. Monique Lhuillier (Fashion designer)
34. Gloria Diaz (Actress and Former Miss Universe)
35. Dr. Lilia H. Pagtakhan-Luna (Obstetrician and Gynecologist)
36. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (Boxer)
37. Dr Eusebio Z. Dizon (Archeologist)
38. Dr. Ramon Santos (Musical composer)
39. Chris Tiu (Basketballer and TV co-host Pinoy Records)
40. Reynato S. Puno (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines)
41. Alfredo S. Lim (Manila Mayor)
42. Kris Aquino (TV personality and Actress)
43. Lorenzo “Lory” Tan (Vice-Chairman WWF)
44. KC Concepcion (Actress)
45. Jaime T. “Jimmy” Licauco (Parapsychologist, Author and Founder of the Inner Mind Development Institute)
46. Brillante Mendoza (Filmmaker)
47. Rodrigo Duterte (Davao City Mayor)
48. Senator Richard “Dick” Gordan (Politician and Chairman of The Philippine National Red Cross)
49. Roberto del Rosario (businessman and inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System)
50. Francis G. Escudero (Senator)
51. Romeo Gacad (Photo journalist)
52. Joker Arroyo (Politician and Lawyer)
53. Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral (Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development)
54. Napoleon L. Nazareno (President and CEO of PLDT and SMART)
55. Ernest L. Cu (Director and CEO of Globe Telecom)
56. Korina Sanchez (TV personality)
57. Jon Santos (comedian, gay marriage activist)
58. Billy Crawford (Musician and Actor)
59. Alfonso T. Yuchengco (head of Yuchengco Group)
60. Manuel “Manny” Villar (Senator)
61. Hon. Jesil A. Lapus (Department of Education)
62. Fidel V. Ramos (Former President of the Philippines)
63. Noli de Castro (Vice President of the Philippines)
64. Lucio Tan (businessman)
65. Gilberto Teodoro (Secretary of National Defence)
66. Lieutenant General Victor S Ibrado (Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines)
67. Marian Rivera (Actress and Model)
68. Eduardo V. Manalo (deputy Executive Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo)
69. Carlos J. Caparas (cartoonist and filmmaker)
70. Asi Taulava (Philippines National Basketball team captain)
71. General Jesus A. Verzosa (Chief of Philippine National Police)
72. Cristine Reyes (Actress and FHM’s Sexiest Woman 2009)
73. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. (Politician)
74. Imee Marcos (Politician)
75. Willie Revillame (TV host (Wowowee))
76. Katrina Halili (Actress and Model)
77. Imelda Marcos (former First Lady of the Philippines)
78. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President of the Philippines)
79. Joseph “Erap” Estrada (Former President of the Philippines)
80. Hayden Kho, Jr. (Doctor, Actor and Model)

And here’s the ranking for the profession category:

1. Pilot
2. Teacher
3. Surgeon
4. Farmer
5. Doctor
6. Paramedic
7. Scientist
8. Nurse
9. Chef
10. Dentist
11. Firefighter
12. Veterinarian
13. Pharmacist
14. Engineer
15. Architect
16. Musician
17. Flight Steward/Stewardess
18. Electrician
19. Software Engineer
20. Tour Guide
21. Mechanic
22. Religious Leader
23. Plumber
24. CEO
25. Domestic Helper
26. Accountant
27. Economist
28. Journalist
29. Banker
30. Financial Planner
31. Hairdresser
32. Bus/Train Driver
33. Judge
34. Member Of Armed Forces
35. Taxi Driver
36. Real Estate Agent
37. Lawyer
38. Police Officer
39. Hawker
40. Politician

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