- Lacson pointed out that Duterte’s trust rating decreased by five percent from 91% to 86%
- The senator believes that Duterte’s hostile remarks against his critics are the main reasons for the slight decline
- Despite the slight slip, Duterte’s net trust rating for his first 100 days is higher than Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Arroyo’s
Although President Rodrigo Duterte scored a high trust rating for his first 100 days with 86%, Senator Panfilo Lacson pointed out that there was actually a 5% decrease from his trust rating back in July when he received a 91% rating.
According to Lacson, the President should investigate why there was a decrease in his trust rating and what he can do about it.
The senator believes that Duterte’s curses, insults and hostile statements towards his critics from both the local and international scene cost him some points in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
“I think the President is overreacting at times, which is unnecessary, because the ones being hit here are our long-time allies, like the United States and the European Union,” Lacson pointed out.
Duterte made international headlines for cursing and insulting the US, the EU, the UN, the Catholic Church and other human rights advocates for expressing their worries about the spate of killings nationwide under his administration.
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The survey by Pulse Asia was conducted from September 25 to October 1. The survey showed that 86% of the respondents approved of Duterte’s performance, 11% were undecided and 3% were outright disappointed.
Despite the 5% slip, Duterte still posted a higher net trust rating with +83 for his first 100 days compared to former President Benigno Aquino III’s +78 and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s +20 net trust rating in 2001.
Some observers also believe that Duterte’s friendly moves towards Russia and China at the cost of the Philippines’ friendship with the US, UN and UK have contributed to the slight slip in his trust rating.
Duterte has been criticized for becoming too emotional when hearing criticisms regarding his drug war. The toddler in the video below is even more emotional!