Poll ratings show public benefiting from Aquino programs, says spokesmanBy Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Thursday said that President Benigno Aquino’s high trust and satisfaction ratings show that the public is feeling the effects of the administration’s programs against poverty and corruption.
“As we have always maintained, public office is a public trust. There is no greater proof that the public is feeling the effects of our reforms than the President’s sustained trust and satisfaction ratings,” Aquino’s spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, said at Thursday’s regular news briefing in Malacañang.
“We take these results as reinforcement to push for economic and institutional reforms to achieve inclusive, equitable growth,” Lacierda added.
Citing Pulse Asia’s most recent survey, Lacierda said 70 percent of Filipinos continue to trust the President and 69 percent appreciate his work and initiatives.
“After almost two years in office, we view this measure of public opinion as an indication of support for the President’s fight against corruption and poverty,” Lacierda said.