Pres­i­dent Duterte recorded an 81% ap­proval rat­ing and 76% trust rat­ing in a Pulse Asia sur­vey

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Manila - The lat­est poll re­sults con­ducted by Pulse Asia, which showed that Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte re­mains the “most ap­proved and trusted” pub­lic of­fi­cial, merely demon­strates that his crit­ics’ “loud hys­teric” was im­plau­si­ble to the pub­lic, Mala­cañang said on Fri­day, Jan­uary 11.

Duterte earned the high­est ap­proval and trust scores, which were at 81 per­cent and 76 per­cent, re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to Pulse Asia’s De­cem­ber 14 to 21 sur­vey.

Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador Panelo said the Palace wel­comed the Filipinos’ “con­tin­ued ap­pre­ci­a­tion” of Duterte by mak­ing him the most ap­proved and trusted of­fi­cial in the coun­try.

Panelo said the poll re­sults merely proved that the pub­lic “fully be­lieve” in Duterte’s ways of run­ning the bu­reau­cracy and the coun­try, in­clud­ing “for­mu­lat­ing judg­ments dur­ing par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tions and events where Filipino peo­ple’s lives and the coun­try’s econ­omy are at stake.”

“The Pulse Asia sur­vey is there­fore an­other re­pu­di­a­tion of the crit­ics and de­trac­tors of PRRD who don’t see or refuse to see the good in what­ever the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive does and says,” the Palace of­fi­cial said in a state­ment.

“Their loud hys­ter­i­cal harp­ing and as­sault­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion with their ac­cu­sa­tions and con­dem­na­tion are in sharp con­trast to the clamor of the Filipinos for gen­uine and trans­par­ent change,” he added.

The Pulse Asia was con­ducted when Duterte ap­proved the sec­ond round of in­creases in fuel ex­cise tax, as well as when Con­gress ap­proved the third ex­ten­sion of mar­tial law in Min­danao.

The sur­vey was also con­ducted at the time “the church, hu­man rights groups, the op­po­si­tion, the crit­ics and the de­trac­tors were tak­ing turns in lam­bast­ing the Pres­i­dent’s hy­per­bolic style of de­liv­er­ing his nar­ra­tives on cer­tain is­sues and groups,” Panelo noted.

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