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Palace: ‘Improved’ lives of Filipinos a ‘loud repudiation’ of Duterte critics

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 06:46 PM May 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The “continuous rise” in the number of Filipinos who claim that their lives have improved in the last 12 months is a “loud repudiation” of the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Friday.

“We welcome the continuous rise in the number of Filipino adults saying that their lives improved over the past 12 months, which registered at 38%, based on the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted last March 2019,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

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Panelo said “these results once again emphasize that our people see and appreciate the President’s tireless efforts to improve and bring about genuine and positive change to the nation.”

“This is yet another loud repudiation against – and yet another wake-up call to – the critics and detractors of the Duterte administration, which include the Left-leaning groups, militant Church members and the political opposition, who continuously and deliberately ignore our achievements which redound to the benefit of the Filipino masses,” he said.

The Palace official assured Filipinos that the government is working doubly hard to sustain the achievements of the Duterte administration.

“With a great majority of administration candidates overwhelmingly voted by our people to continue supporting the advocacies of the President, the current government, fueled by the optimism of the Filipino people, would work double time to improve on the significant gains of the past three years during the remainder of PRRD’s term as Chief Executive,” he said. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

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