Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Duterte's performance, trust ratings decline - Pulse Asia

Manila - According to Pulse Asia's latest survey in March, President Rodrigo Duterte's performance and trust have both declined. 

The said poll which was conducted from March 15 to 20, showed that Duterte's performance was down by five percent from 83 percent last December to 78 percent this year.

Meanwhile, the president's trust rating also fell by seven points, from 83 percent in December to 76 percent in March this year. 

However, despite the decline on rating, Pulse still noted that the president's performance and trust ratings continue to be "predominant sentiments" as it remains generally unchanged between December 2016 to March 2017.

Further, the survey was conducted when Duterte reportedly allowed China to conduct research activities in Benham Rise and while there was complaint filed against him by a colleague of Senator Antonio Trillanes at the House of Representatives.

 Other significant event during the poll period also includes the admission of former policeman Arturo Lascanas that Davao Death Squad really exist, contrary to his initial statement.

Malacanang, however, shrugged off the decline of performance and trust ratings of the president. 

"The people continue to embrace the President's vision of a nation that works for the prosperity of all; a trustworthy government; and lasting peace, considering that the survey coincided with vicious noise from the President’s fiercest critics," Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

President Rodrigo Duterte during the 120th anniversary of Philippine Army on Tuesday/Photo by AP/Bullit Marquez