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Palace thanks public for continuing to trust Duterte

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:18 PM September 08, 2018

Malacañang Palace on Saturday thanked the public for continuing to trust President Rodrigo Duterte as indicated in a recent survey that showed Duterte receiving a “very good” rating for the second quarter of 2018.

“The Palace views the latest survey results with humility,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. “We thank our people for their continuing vote of confidence for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during this challenging time.”

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“The Palace views the latest survey results with humility; however, we have to take note that regardless of ratings, the President remains focused on his job of governing the nation,” he added.

According to the survey done by the Social Weather Stations, the net trust rating of Duterte remained at “very good” despite of dropping by eight points.

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Roque also said that Duterte administration was already “working double time” in giving assistance to those affected by the high prices of commodity.

“Much remains to be done, especially in assisting the poor, vulnerable and severely hungry families. We are now working double time to aid families affected by high prices while keeping the economy stable,” Roque said.

The inflation rate for August 2018 spiked to 6.4 percent, the highest since the 6.6 percent rate recorded in March 2009, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

PSA said the high inflation rate for August was due to the steadily rising prices of food, alcoholic drinks, and tobacco products.

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