Palace: ‘Very good’ rating of admin a rebuff on opposition’s ‘endless politicking’
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the drop in the satisfaction rating of the Duterte administration, Malacañang said the still “very good” rating is a rebuff of the opposition’s “endless politicking.”
In the 2019 third-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released Wednesday night, the Duterte administration scored a net satisfaction of +67, a six-point drop from +73 in June 2019 — that is from “excellent” to “very good.”
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo shrugged off the decline in the administrations’s satisfaction rating.
“The rating, classified by the independent pollster as very good, demonstrates that a significant number of our countrymen possesses discernment that can stand and see beyond the endless politicking managed by the opposition, as well as the rhetorical aspersions peddled by the President’s detractors, critics, and skeptics,” Panelo said in a statement.
“While the satisfaction ratings of [Duterte] beginning his assumption to the presidency are incomparable to his predecessors, he could not care less about these scores because for him, the true measure of proper governance and public service is accomplishing the job entrusted to him by the electorate without expecting any reward for it,” he added. /muf
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