MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte's +68 satisfaction rating in the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey should convince his critics to see the chief executive in the best lights, MalacaAang said on Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described the second quarter survey a complete repudiation of his political nemeses and hecklers who continue to discredit him.
The more they hit PRRD with dirt, the more people trust him. The more the Left assault him with a torrent of false narratives, the greater our people admire him. The uglier the militant groups of the church paint the Chief Executive, the prettier his image becomes, and the more the biased media assault him with negative propaganda, the more the people are enamored with him, Panelo said in a statement.
The few boisterous minorities should begin to see the President in the best lights, and not with jaundice eyes, he added.
Panelo urged his critics to swallow their pride and embrace the President's call for unity for the betterment of the nation.
He pointed out that the survey, which was conducted from June 22-26 this year, is the first post-mid-term election independent survey and was done at the height of the Recto Bank incident.
He said this meant the President is on the right track in his policies and actions of governance.
More and more Filipinos, even former cynics, are believing in the President's honest intentions for our nation. They see how PRRD translates his words into action with his programs and policies positively experienced by them, Panelo said.
In a chance interview with reporters, Duterte said was happy that 80 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with his job.
As always, sinabi ko (I said), if you are satisfied with my work, then I'm happy. If you are not satisfied, then I'll work more, Duterte said.
The SWS survey result found that 80 percent of the Filipinos are satisfied with the President's overall performance.
This is the President's highest satisfaction rating since he assumed office in June 2016. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency