DAVAO CITY – The business sector here has given President Rodrigo R. Duterte a high approval rating of 89 percent based on the city-wide survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion from December 3 to 10, 2016.
The study, done among 1,200 respondents coming from different income classes, stated that a strong believer of the Duterte administration are businessmen from ages 50 to 59 years old belonging to income classes A and B, followed by 36-49 years old (87%).
Those above 60 years old possess the relative approval ratings on the policies and declarations of the president, though still considered to be high at 83 percent, while those aged 18-35 years old indicated 85 percent approval ratings, the survey said.
Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) president Ronald Go yesterday said Duterte’s strong support to businessmen led to this rating.
“He expressed his unfamiliarity in terms of finance or business but said that he would provide environment conducive or favorable to business,” said Go.
It also helped that Duterte’s openness in dealing with China and Japan is making businessmen think of better opportunities for them in widening their dealings outside of the country.
Meantime the Duterte administration’s war on drugs obtained the highest approval rating at 99 percent, followed by the nationwide liquor ban at 98 percent, nationwide anti-smoking ban at 97 percent, end of contract policy at 95 percent, and birth control policy at 94 percent. (ANTONIO L. COLINA IV)