- A lot of netizens criticized President Rodrigo Duterte because of how he handles the current crisis in the Philippines
- However, the head of state still received high approval ratings from the public
- A survey was conducted to measure how the President and the national government are responding to the pandemic
- It appeared that two out of three respondents are “approve” of how President Duterte is handling the issue
The approval ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte and the national government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic were finally revealed to the public.
KAMI learned that the figures were recently released by Publicus Asia Inc. after conducting an “independent non-commissioned NCR COVID-19 Panel Survey.”
30.2 percent of the respondents said that they “strongly approve” of how the Philippines’ 75-yeard-old head of state is handling the crisis.
There were also 364 people, or 36.4 percent of the total respondents, who gave an “approve” rating to the President and the national government.
Based on the abovementioned figures, 2 out of 3 people are satisfied or “approved” of the manner in which President Duterte is leading the country during these trying times.
However, 16.4 percent of those who took the survey believed that the government and the President deserve a “disapproval” rating.
“It appears that support for President Duterte and the national government remains strong among Filipinos residing in the Philippine epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic despite the criticisms voiced against them in recent weeks,” Aureli Sinsuat, the executive director of Publicus, stated.
In a previous article by KAMI, the same political consultancy firm released the results of the survey conducted for Metro Manila Mayors and local government units.
Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. He won via wide margin during the 2016 national elections. He also served as the Mayor of Davao City for how many terms.
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