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