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Duterte on record-high rating: Trabaho lang

Duterte on record-high rating: Just doing my job
By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday downplayed his new record-high net satisfaction rating, saying he was just doing his job.

The President received a net satisfaction rating of +68 in a survey conducted from June 22 to 26 by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). This rating surpassed his previous personal record of +66 in March 2019 and June 2017.

Asked to comment, the President said: “Alam mo naman ako, I do not go for this kind of things. Basta ako, trabaho lang.”

[As you know, I do not go for this kind of things. For me, it’s all about work.]

“As always, sinabi ko, if you are satisfied with my work, then I’m happy. If you are not satisfied, then I’ll work more. Dagdagan ko ’yung pawis ko,” he added.

The SWS reported that Duterte’s net satisfaction rating remained “very good” in Balance Luzon (+65), Visayas (+66), and Metro Manila (+59), while it stayed “excellent” in Mindanao (+81).

The President’s net satisfaction rating also remained “very good” in both urban and rural areas.

The survey was conducted in the wake of the Recto Bank incident, during which he was harshly criticized for downplaying as a “little maritime accident” the ramming and sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea, which is actually what it really is.

The President was correct for calling it as such.

Duterte on record-high rating: Trabaho lang Duterte on record-high rating: Trabaho lang Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 1:50:00 PM Rating: 5

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