Pulse Asia, Inc. is a public opinion polling body in the Philippines. It was launched by professional academics recognized as experts in their respective fields of study. It monitors salient socio-economic, political and cultural issues in the minds of the Filipino public.
According to its corporate profile, Pulse Asia sees the public pulse as a key ingredient in a democracy. It committed itself to the advancement of professional polling by Filipinos within the country, as well as in other parts of Asia. It uses prudence and academic rigor to explore innovations in the gathering, use and analysis of social data. It also probes new or under-explored areas of study, which bear significant relevance or interest to the public.
Pulse Asia has academic independence and has a professional team of high caliber. It initiates its own research studies based on a regular monitoring of prominent public concerns at a national, regional, local or sectoral level. It also solicits third-party sponsorship of or subscription to its research products and may also undertake specific surveys at the request of interested parties, but it will not undertake proprietary surveys where the client retains the exclusive right to the survey findings and withholds them from the public domain indefinitely. All Pulse Asia surveys are made available to the general public within a year from the time they are released to a client.
Pulse Asia endeavors at all times to serve the public interest in democratic governance by undertaking studies on social, economic, political and comprehensive policy issues and by making available to the widest audience the findings, analyses and policy recommendations of its independent, non-partisan and academic probes. In doing so, the company has these commitments: (1) All work done by Pulse Asia shall meet at least the generally accepted standards demanded of quality academic output; (2) Believing in the urgent necessity to facilitate the public's access to information, all studies done by the company shall automatically become public domain material within one year after their completion; and (3) Pulse Asia shall provide for a system of equitable access to information by materially assisting parties or individuals that are unable to adequately finance their demonstrably critical information needs.
Team of analysts
- Prof. Felipe B. Miranda - professor of political science, University of the Philippines, founding fellow of the Social Weather Stations
- Mercedes R. Abad - president and general manager of TRENDS-MBL, Inc.
- Jose V. Abueva - former president of the University of the Philippines, now president of Kalayaan College
- Arsenio M. Balisacan - professor of economics, University of the Philippines
- Maria Rose Cynthia Banzon-Bautista - professor of sociology, University of the Philippines
- Emmanuel S. de Dios - former department of economics chairman, University of the Philippines School of Economics
- Ronald D. Holmes - executive director of the De La Salle University System and director of the De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School
- Jose P. de Jesus - is among the country's top technocrats, has served the Government in various capacities
- Romeo L. Manlapaz - teaches mathematics at the University of the Philippines
- Rosa Linda Tidalgo Miranda - executive director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics
- Temario C. Rivera - professor of political science, University of the Philippines
- Ana Maria L. Tabunda - dean, University of the Philippines School of Statistics
- Zelda C. Zablan - professor of demography at the UP Population Institute
- Pulse Asia’s November 2006 Ulat ng Bayan Survey Media release on charter change
- Pulse Asia’s July 2006 Ulat ng Bayan Survey
- Pulse Asia Media Release (December 16, 2005)