Palace: ‘Very good’ rating of Duterte proof he is not ‘Noynoying’
The “very good” net satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo Duterte in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey is proof that the Chief Executive is not “Noynoying,” Malacañang said Monday.
Noynoying is a term used by critics of former president Benigno S. Aquino III for his supposed inaction in addressing pressing problems. Noynoy is the former president’s nickname.
In the third quarter survey of SWS, Duterte got a 70 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Duterte, five points higher than his 65 percent in June 2018.
“Nagagalak siyempre po tayo at very good na naman ang Presidente. Ibig sabihin po, sa kabila ng lahat ng paghamon – inflation, kakulangan ng bigas ng NFA – ay nakumbinse naman natin ang taumbayan na hindi natutulog sa pansitan ang ating Presidente – hindi siya nag-Nonoynoying – at ginagamit ang kaniyang kapangyarihan para maibsan iyong kahirapan ng taumbayan,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Radyo Pilipinas interview.
Roque, in a separate interview, said Duterte continues to enjoy public support despite criticisms on his vulgar words.
“Iyan po ang talagang tunay na batayan natin kung ano ba talaga ang husga ng taumbayan; bagama’t ang Presidente ay hindi namumuno dahil lamang sa survey ‘no. Kahit anong ipula nila kay Presidente ay bumabalik po at lumalabas na suportado siya ng taumbayan,” he said in a radio dzRH interview.
The opposition, who has criticized Duterte for his foul language, should now find other issues to throw at the President, according to Roque.
“So sa akin po, kinakailangang humanap ng ibang isyu ang oposisyon bukod doon sa mga pananalita ni Presidente dahil nakikita natin na walang epekto iyong mga pinupula sa tiwala ng taumbayan kay Presidente,” he said. /kga
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