By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos
Malacañang has assured the public that the Duterte administration will work hard to deliver on its promise to give every Filipino a comfortable life, following a recent Social Weather Stations survey that showed a 10-point rise in President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating for the last quarter of 2017.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque thanked the public for the President’s “very good” rating.
“We thank the Filipino people for the 10-point rise in the net satisfaction of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s performance which stands at +58 in December from the previous +48 in September,” Roque said.
According to the Palace official, the administration will be entering the New Year with high public confidence from all across geographical areas, in both urban and rural areas, in all socioeconomic classes, among both men and women, and all educational levels.
“We therefore assure everyone that that this public sentiment, classified by Social Weather Stations as very good, would be a source of inspiration for the President and his team to continuously work hard to bring a comfortable life for all Filipinos under a trustworthy government,” Roque said.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar attributed the rise of Duterte’s ratings to the President’s economic managers and to Congress for passing the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act.
“We must also give it to the economic cluster of the President’s Cabinet at sa ating mga congressmen, mga senador na nagtrabaho upang maisabatas itong tax reform act,” Andanar said.
The survey said 71 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte’s performance, a five-point rise from 67 percent last September.
On the other hand, 13 percent said they were dissatisfied, six points down from last quarter. Fifteen percent said they were undecided.
The President maintained his very good rating in Mindanao (+80). He achieved a “good” to very good rating in Metro Manila (+55), Balance Luzon (+50), and Visayas (+53).
Duterte also maintained his very good net satisfaction rating among Classes A, B, and C, up nine points from September’s +59 to +66 this quarter. He also rose from good to very good in Classes D (+57) and E (+65).
Malacañang had earlier welcomed the result of a Pulse Asia survey which showed that Duterte is the most trusted Chief Executive since the time of former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.