Panelo on latest survey: Filipinos can see beyond ‘endless politicking’

Manila – The administrations “very good” net satisfaction rating showed people’s acknowledgement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “genuine empathy, transparency and decisiveness,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

Panelo added the recent Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey reflected how Filipinos can see beyond the opposition’s “endless politicking.”

“The rating, classified by the independent pollster as ‘very good,’ demonstrates that a significant number of our countrymen possesses discernment that can stand and see beyond the endless politicking managed by the opposition, as well as the rhetorical aspersions peddled by President (Rodrigo Duterte’s) detractors, critics and skeptics,” Panelo said.

“He (Duterte) could not care less about these scores because for him, the true measure of proper governance and public service is accomplishing the job entrusted to him by the electorate without expecting any reward for it,” he added.

Based on the recent SWS survey results, 78 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration’s performance where it scored a net satisfaction rating of +67 (very good), which is six points lower than the +73 (excellent) in June 2019.

The survey also showed the Duterte administration was “very good” in helping the poor; in providing information needed by the citizens to properly examine what the government is doing; and in having clear policies, are the highest thereby signifying their acknowledgement of the President’s genuine empathy, transparency and decisiveness.

It was “good” on fighting terrorism, developing a healthy economy, protecting the freedom of the press, acting according to what the people want, fighting crimes that victimize ordinary citizens – like killings, holdups, robberies, physical violence, etc. – reconciliation with Muslim rebels, foreign relations, reconciliation with communist rebels, eradicating graft and corruption in government, recovering ill-gotten wealth of former President Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies and defending the Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea.

It was “moderate” on ensuring that no family will ever be hungry and have nothing to eat; and “neutral” on fighting inflation. 

The SWS survey was conducted from Sept. 27 to 30 using face-to-face interviews of 1,800 adults nationwide./PN


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