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Palace: Duterte’s ‘excellent’ satisfaction rating ‘hard slap’ on opposition

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:58 PM May 04, 2019
Palace: Duterte’s ‘excellent’ satisfaction rating, ‘hard slap’ on opposition

Presidential spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s “excellent” satisfaction rating was a “hard slap” on the face of the President’s critics, Malacañang said on Saturday.

“Our countrymen’s towering satisfaction in favor of our hardships and attainments is a hard slap on the face of the opposition and our detractors, who, from day one, never gave the leadership of President Duterte a chance to show them his competence in administering the nation’s affairs,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

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Malacañang said this after the Duterte adminstration received an “excellent” satisfaction rating on the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey result.

The pollster said the administration received +72 which was six points higher than the +66 satisfaction rating it gained in December 2018.

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Panelo then reminded the opposition to stop “unleashing negative forces against the government” but instead “contribute to the building of the nation.”

The Palace official also lauded the improvement on the administration’s rating on reconstructing Marawi City and fighting terrorism as per survey results.

“We are also glad that our people appreciate the current government’s efforts in fighting poverty as this specific issue got the highest rating, along with other issues like reconstructing Marawi City as well as fighting terrorism,” Panelo said. /jpv

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