Drop in President Duterte’s ratings, expected — Malacañang

admin   •   October 9, 2017   •   3612

President Duterte’s ratings, expected

President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — The net satisfaction rating of President Duterte dropped by 18 points based on the latest survey of Social Weather Station.

From 66 % in June, it dropped to 48 % in September.

The net trust rating of the president also decreased by 15 points, from 75 % in June to 60% or “very good” net trust rating.

This means, fewer Filipinos trust and are satisfied with the leadership of the chief executive.

But Malacañang said that the result of the survey is expected since the past administrations also had this.

However, the public ratings of President Duterte are still high.

These things are traditionally happening after a year and a year and a half, you know the love is still there,” said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

He also said popularity is not the concern of the president but rather, he dwells on keeping his campaign promises such as resolving corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs in the country.

“Basically, the major factor is that people are still expecting that economic shift that will put more food on the table, it’s basically a matter of expectation,” added Abella.

Malacañang reiterated that the Duterte administration listens to the sentiments of the public.

Meanwhile, Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Atty. Salvador Panelo believes the killings of some teenagers such as Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz by abusive policemen have effects on the SWS survey ratings. 

President Duterte will make sure these policemen will answer for their crimes.

But Panelo said, the president won’t be perturbed with the surveys and he will continue his war on drugs. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

 

Economic, infra clusters to hold pre-2020 SONA forum this week

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte government’s economic development and infrastructure Cabinet clusters are set to present the administration’s plans for recovery and resilience in the face of the coronavirus-induced headwinds this year at the first pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) forum to be held this week.

The Department of Finance (DOF) said that the forum titled, “Regaining Momentum, Accelerating Recovery in a Post COVID-19 World,” will be held virtually on July 8.

Hosted by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and Office of the Cabinet Secretary, the forum will be streamed live on the Facebook pages of the Radio Television Malacañang, and other government agencies.

Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino II said this year’s pre-SONA forum will be different as the audience will be “purely virtual,” due to limitations on mass gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We do hope that our citizens will be able to tune in as the country’s top decision makers discuss our path to a quick and strong recovery from this crisis,” he said.

In the forum, the DOF said that top economic and infrastructure officials are also expected to report on the state of the Philippine economy, as well as the government’s ongoing efforts to leverage on its strong fundamentals in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar will present performance updates and priority plans, respectively, on the economic and infrastructure fronts.

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua will speak on the Philippine Economic Recovery Program.

“The audience can expect Secretary Dominguez to delve deeper into the challenges we’re facing right now, the accomplishments in the previous year that we can build on, and the legislative proposals that the economic team submitted for Congress to consider,” Lambino said.

Meanwhile, updates on the monetary, external, and financial sectors will be discussed by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno.

Pre-SONA forums are held annually to discuss in greater detail the achievements of the government in the previous year and the priorities of the Cabinet cluster heads in the run-up to the President’s SONA on July 27.

Public need not worry about Duterte’s ‘shoot them dead’ warning vs quarantine violators — IATF

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 2, 2020

There is no need to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘shoot them dead’ order against those who would disrupt the enhanced community quarantine, according to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.

In a digital press conference on Thursday (April 2), Nograles said the public should remember that the country is facing a public health issue and not a peace and order issue.

“This is a public health concern. Let’s not complicate things by making it a peace and order problem. It’s already hard and difficult as it is. Let’s focus on one enemy, which is COVID-19,” he said.

The IATF Spokesperson said that despite the ceasefire with the rebel groups. the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are prepared to take action if there is disorder.

“Hindi po papayag ang gobyerno na may manggugulo at may magti-take advantage sa situation na to (The government will not allow anyone who will cause chaos or take advantage of this situation),” Nograles said.

“Alam naman ng mga policemen natin, our AFP kung ano ang protocols pagdating sa peacekeeping and law enforcement (Our policemen, the AFP know the protocols when it comes to peacekeeping and law enforcement),” he added.

On Wednesday (April 1), Duterte warned that he will order the police and the AFP to shoot anyone who creates trouble. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)

Duterte warns unruly quarantine violators not to taunt gov’t amid relief delays

Marje Pelayo   •   April 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed dismay over what happened between the residents of San Roque in Barangay Pagasa, Quezon City and police on Wednesday (April 1).

Such incident prompted the President to a sudden public address on live broadcast.

The Chief Executive stressed his appeal to the public to help maintain order amid the ongoing health crisis that the country is facing due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Consequently, he warned unruly residents to heed to government orders otherwise, he would order drastic measures against them.

“My orders are sa pulis pati military, pati mga barangay na kapag ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead (My orders to the police and the military and even to barangay officials, if they became unruly which may endanger your safety, shoot them dead),” the President said in obvious dismay.

“Kaysa manggulo kayo diyan, ilibing ko na kayo. Huwag ninyong subukan ang gobyerno kasi itong gobyerno na ito hindi inutil (So instead of causing chaos, I will just bury you. Do not challenge this government because this is not a useless government),” he added.

Some angry residents vented their anger against the local government of Quezon City claiming they have not received any relief assistance yet since the enhanced community quarantine started some weeks ago.

Police had no choice but to use force and arrested several residents who stood up against them.

A total of 15 males and 5 female residents were arrested for violating the physical distancing protocols.

The Quezon City government denied allegations that it is not providing relief assistance to affected residents.

“In fact, there is continuous distribution of food packs throughout the city, both from the local government and the barangays to ensure that affected families are looked after during this crisis period,” the LGU said in a statement.

Officials of Barangay Pagasa explained relief that distribution has reached the area only that relief packages on hand were not enough at that time.  

“Kaya nga nagagalit sila kasi bakit sa gilid lang ang nabigyan. Doon lang daw nagtapos ang dala nila Kapitan, hindi sila nabalikan ulit (They were angry because the relief goods reached only a specific area and did not reached their place)” said barangay personnel Ligaya Sambayon.

The local government suspects certain personalities are provoking the residents to rally against authorities.

Ang mga tao akala po nila may bigayan talaga. Pagdating nila doon ang mga hard core ng Kadamay na po ang nagpainit at nag-instigate na wala daw pong ibinigay na relief goods ang atin pong lungsod, ang atin pong barangay. (Residents were made to believe that there would be relief distribution. But some Kadamay members started the commotion provoking them to whine over lack of relief goods from the LGU, from the barangay when in fact, relief assistance was being provided to them),” QC Task Force Disiplina Action Officer Ranulfo Rannie Ludovica concluded. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz / Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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