US coup plots vs. Duterte admin, not credible — Magdalo Group

admin   •   December 29, 2016   •   4739

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Magdalo representative Gary Alejano.


The Magdalo group does not believe the news of a planned coup attempt against President Rodrigo Duterte.

According to Magdalo Party-list representative Gary Alejano, despite the President’s anti-US statements, reports of US-led destabilization plots are not credible.

“Sa akin, wala akong nari-receive na information. Ang alam ko dismayado ang US sa kaniya. Given naman yun. Ibig sabihin, sino naman hindi madismaya sa ginagawa ni Duterte sa kanila?” Rep. Alejano said in a phone interview.

(For me, I didn’t receive any information. What I know is US is dismayed with him. It’s already a given. Meaning, who will not be dismayed by what Duterte has been doing against them?”

Rep. Alejano said, there may be those who want to create new issues like coup plans to justify the declaration of martial law.

“Ang gusto talaga ni Duterte ay revolutionary government. Malayo yun. Pero hindi basta-basta makarating tayo doon. Kaya matagal nang pino-float ang martial law kasi that’s what he desire,” Alejano added.

(What Duterte really wants is a revolutionary government. That’s way off.  We don’t get there just like that . So, they’ve been floating  the idea of martial law for some time now because that’s what he desires.)

Meanwhile, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez already said that he wants Congress to investigate the matter of coup plots against the administration.

For its part, the Makabayan bloc acknowledges reports of such coup plot against the Duterte administration.

This is the reaction of the opposition group after news of US’ involvement  in alleged destabilization plan surfaced .

According to Anakpawis party-list representative Ariel Casilao, this is because there are definitely some forces that do not agree with the leadership style of President Duterte. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

Palace welcomes Duterte’s latest satisfaction rating

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Friday welcomed the result of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing President Rodrigo Dutertet’s net satisfaction rating of 62 percent.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte’s latest rating remains way ahead of his predecessors during the same period.

“We consider this high satisfaction rating unprecedented as comparable data from previous presidents indicate this is the highest net satisfaction rating of the beginning of a Chief Executive’s final year in office,” he said.

Roque noted that the late former President Benigno Aquino III scored 30 percent satisfaction rating a year before he finished his term in June 2015, while President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had -31 percent a year before she stepped down in June 2009.

He also said that President Fidel Ramos got 49 percent while President Corazon Aquino’s rating only reached 24 percent in April 1991.

“Rest assured that President Duterte will continue to exercise decisive and compassionate leadership until the remainder of his term to serve and protect the interest and welfare of all Filipinos,” Roque said.

According to the SWS, Duterte’s satisfaction rating was the highest in November 2020 with 79 percent but dipped to 65 percent in May 2021 and then to 62 percent in June 2021 amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Duterte’s net satisfaction rating dips to 62% based on recent SWS survey

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The recent net satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo Duterte dropped to +62, based on the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Results of the June 2021 survey showed that the president’s rating dropped to +62, which is a 17-point drop from a peak of +79 in the November 2020 survey.

In the May 2021 poll, Duterte got a net satisfaction rate of +65. The SWS released the three results on Thursday (September 23).

The June 2021 survey showed that 75% of the respondents said they were“very/somewhat satisfied” with the president’s performance, 13% indicated that they were “very/somewhat dissatisfied”, while 12% are undecided.

In the May 2021 survey, meanwhile, Duterte received a net satisfaction rate of +65, where 75% of the respondents were “very/somewhat satisfied”, 10% were “very/somewhat dissatisfied”, and 15% were undecided on the matter.

The president got a high rating in November 2020 with +79 rating,  51% of the respondents said they were “very satisfied,” 33% were “somewhat satisfied,” while 9% were “undecided,” 4% were “somewhat dissatisfied,” and 2% were “very dissatisfied.”

Despite the dip in rating, SWS fellow Geoffrey Ducanes said respondents in the recent survey were satisfied with the government’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Most people don’t think the government mismanaged the pandemic. They actually gave the government relatively high rating in terms of taking care of those who got COVID-19 and also relatively high rating in terms of vaccination,” he said.

Meanwhile, the delay in the results release, according to Ducanes was due to the COVID-19 pandemic where the agency had to conduct phone interviews. AAC (with reports from Lucille Lloren) 


US donates 500 shelter-grade tarps for families affected by Typhoon Kiko in Batanes

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The United States government through the USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance donated 500 shelter-grade tarpaulins for Filipino families in Batanes whose houses were affected by Typhoon Kiko (International name Chanthu).

The tarps, which arrived on Thursday (September 24), were transported by USAID Philippines partner International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Air Force.

Soon, another 450 USAID shelter-grade tarps will be delivered to the province through the assistance of the Philippine Navy.

All tarpaulin shelters will help 500 affected families in the province.



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