An opinion poll among the Filipino community in the Emirates revealed that there is an escalation of feelings of confidence and optimism in the return of life to what it was before the outbreak of the Corona epidemic, after the resumption of economic activities and the start of flights.
The survey conducted by "The Philippino Times", the largest paper newspaper and digital news platform for the Filipino community in the Middle East, confirmed the increasing confidence of the Filipino community, which is one of the largest in the country, with the effectiveness of the measures taken by the UAE government and its ability to overcome the repercussions of the outbreak of the Corona virus , And recover over the coming months.
The poll, in which 1982 people participated, showed that 91% of the Filipino community feel safe and confident about the initiatives taken by the UAE government to fight the virus. The survey also showed that 65% of the community are optimistic that life will return to normal within the next six months. The results of this poll reflect the confidence of UAE residents and their optimism that the country’s economy will recover faster than other countries.
The feelings of increased confidence were embodied in the trends of consumer spending among members of the Filipino community, while consumption spending among its members was limited to food and basic commodities almost over the past two months, the majority of respondents expressed that the escalation of their feelings of confidence motivates them to resume consumer spending, in conjunction with the return of consumer spending. Life is back to normal, as the most prominent categories of consumer goods expected to grow include household items, cosmetics and personal care, and fashion-related goods such as clothes, bags, and shoes.
Commenting on the importance of this sense of optimism and its contribution to advancing the recovery of the country's economy, Vince Eng, General Manager of The Filipino Times said: “The Filipino community living in the UAE has always been among the most spending groups before the outbreak of the new Corona virus. Optimism is an indication of an expected escalation in their consumer spending during the coming period, especially as the Filipinos are optimistic about their nature, and they are keen to spread the spirit of positivity and optimism even in the midst of crises, and they feel great confidence in the UAE government and its keenness to take all appropriate measures to revitalize the economy and restore life to what it was before The pandemic. "
Vince Eng added: "The return of employees in the public and private sectors to work from their offices represents an important development that paves the way for the return of life to what it was before the pandemic, and enhances the confidence of the population in the future prospects, as the gradual recovery of the UAE economy is expected to contribute to ensuring job stability and the return of institutions to employment. , Which contributes to the escalation of consumer spending. "