INQToday: Marcos’ approval rating jumps by 3%, Duterte gains 1% — Pulse Asia | Inquirer News

INQToday: Marcos’ approval rating jumps by 3%, Duterte gains 1% — Pulse Asia

/ 01:10 PM January 08, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Pulse Asia: Marcos’ approval rating jumps by 3%, Duterte gains 1%

The approval rating of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. bounced back in December 2023, according to a new Pulse Asia survey released on Monday.


Marcos’ approval rating took a nosedive in September 2023, suffering a double-digit drop.


Marcos ready to talk to ex-President Duterte regarding SMNI probe

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is ready to meet former chief executive Rodrigo Duterte after the latter questioned why his program under the Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) was affected by the ongoing investigation on the network.

“President Marcos is always available to former President Duterte. The President will contact him now to ask if he wants a meeting,” Communications Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil said in a message to reporters on Sunday.

Gasoline, diesel prices up by 10¢ per liter

The pump prices of petroleum products will climb by P0.10 per liter on Tuesday, Jan. 9, as the world oil market grapples with concerns over the global economy.

In separate advisories, local oil firms said they would increase the price of gasoline and diesel by 10 centavos per liter.

Japan quake death toll jumps to 161, 103 missing

The death toll from Japan’s New Year’s Day earthquake jumped to 161 on Monday, Jan. 8.

MMFF 2023 extends theatrical run, hits P1B in box office

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 will extend the theatrical run of its 10 film entries for one more week until Jan. 14, according to its overall organizer, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).


On its Facebook page on Sunday, Jan. 7, MMDA Chair Don Artes the annual film festival was extended following “numerous calls and requests on social media.”

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TAGS: Approval Ratings, Bongbong Marcos, Bongbong Marcos Jr., diesel, gasoline, kerosene, MMFF, Rodrigo Duterte, Sara Duterte, SMNI

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