PRRD admin’s satisfaction rating ‘clear repudiations’ of critics

By Azer Parrocha

March 12, 2019, 5:21 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday described the “very good” net satisfaction rating of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte as “loud and clear repudiations” of his critics and detractors who questioned his policies and reforms.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement a day after Social Weather Station (SWS) released its fourth quarter 2018 survey results showing 76 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the general performance of the Duterte administration.

The survey also showed that only 9 percent are dissatisfied while 15 percent are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, giving the administration a net satisfaction rating of +66 classified by SWS as “very good”.

The SWS added that +66 is 16-point higher compared to "very good" +50 rating obtained by the administration in September 2018.

“These figures are loud and clear repudiations of the critics and detractors of PRRD who have described him as misogynistic, anti-poor and anti-human rights, and who have taken turns in questioning the Build-Build-Build Infrastructure Program and lambasting the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi,” Panelo said.

Panelo added that based on the SWS Governance Report Card, the highest marks received by the Administration are on the following subjects: promoting women’s rights (+71); building and maintenance of public works (+70); helping the poor (+68); protecting human rights (+62) and reconstructing Marawi City (+60).

He said Duterte’s critics and detractors should realize that their backlash directed at the President is ignored by those who support him.

“While the Administration never impelled the vocal minority from expressing their dissent, it is time they finally realize that a sizeable but silent majority has paid no attention to their endless tirades against PRRD and the Administration, as well as its policies, particularly with respect to the aforesaid matters,” Panelo said.

“The Palace considers this increase in satisfaction rating as a vote of public confidence and a demonstration of the people’s unshakeable trust to the present Administration,” he added.

He, meanwhile, reassured the public that the Duterte administration will proceed with programs and services that benefit all Filipinos.

“As we go into the third year of the President’s term, the Filipinos can rest assured that we would not be lulled into complacency while we continue to roll out the programs and services he started in bringing a comfortable life for all under a peaceful and corrupt-free environment,” Panelo said.

The SWS survey was conducted from December 16-19, 2018 using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults nationwide.

The survey items on public satisfaction with the general performance of the national administration, and its performance on specific subjects, are non-commissioned, the SWS said. (PNA)