Palace elated by ‘very good’ public satisfaction ratings

President Rodrigo Duterte greets well wishers upon his arrival at the Virlo Public Market in Cebu on March 2, 2017 for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway. (PCO photo)

THE Palace on Tuesday, August 29, welcomed a recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing high level of public appreciation and support for the Duterte administration.

“We appreciate the people’s recognition of the efforts and hard work of the government as public appreciation on the Duterte administration continues to remain ‘very good’ at +64,” Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said at a press briefing in Malacañan.

“As a result, the Duterte administration posted the highest first four-quarter average net satisfaction rating ever recorded,” he added.

Abella also expressed elation over another survey showing the President as being the “most decisive” official among the country’s top officials.

“We are gratified that 90 percent of Filipinos considered the President as the most decisive and caring government official based on the nationwide survey by Publicus Asia,” he said.

“The results affirm the very high trust approval and satisfaction ratings of the President in other surveys. The pulse also affirm[s] the hard work and responsiveness of the government and its key officials in serving our people,” the Palace official added.

Noting that since ratings always vary, Abella said the government is determined to redouble its efforts and work even harder for the advancement of the country.