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Duterte’s ratings still high despite dip — Palace

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang again shrugged off criticisms against President Duterte despite a drop in his performance and trust ratings in the latest Pu.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 18th, 2017

Duterte’s ratings still high despite dip — Palace

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang again shrugged off criticisms against President Duterte despite a drop in his performance and trust ratings in the latest Pu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Palace: People still support Duterte despite criticisms

MANILA, Philippines —  Malacañang said on Wednesday that the latest survey results showing high but declining trust and performance ratings for President Rod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

GDP growth slows to 6.2%; Palace blames high inflation

Malacaang on Thursday blamed the economy's slower expansion in 2018 on last year's high inflation after the country's gross domestic product (GDP) posted a below-expectation 6.2-percent growth.   The Palace is not dismayed with the results, however, and said it would only push the Duterte administration to work harder to achieve its target.   "That was because of the inflation; the inflation rate was the problem. That's what our economic managers said," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a press briefing.   "You always have a concern when you don't reach a certain target. But you work harder so that you can reach it the next time," he added...Keep on reading: GDP growth slows to 6.2%; Palace blames high inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Duterte ends 2018 with higher approval ratings in Pulse Asia poll

President Rodrigo Duterte ended the year with a high approval rating of 81 percent in Pulse Asia’s latest survey released on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Palace makes light of Duterte ‘confession’

Was it another joke meant to entertain his audience, or a kiss-and-tell episode from a President known for flaunting his many conquests? No, it was "just a made-up laughable anecdote meant to dramatize the sexual abuse inflicted on him," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech in Kidapawan City on Saturday, where the Chief Executive recounted his confession to a Catholic priest about sexually molesting the family's maid when he was in high school at Ateneo de Davao. While Malacaang treated the incident lightly, President Duterte's public confession drew widespread condemnation from critics who described him as "a sick man" for indulging ...Keep on reading: Palace makes light of Duterte ‘confession’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Palace says Duterte’s confession of touching maid a ‘spliced story’

  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Sunday defended President Rodrigo Duterte's confession that involves sexual abuse,calling it just a "laughable anecdote" the President intentionally made up to dramatize the sexual abuse he suffered from a priest when he was still a minor. "In his inimitable allegorical style of dramatizing the sexual abuse the President suffered when he was a minor, he has made up a laughable anecdote to dramatize the fact of sexual abuse that was inflicted on him and his fellow students when they were in high school," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo insisted that Duterte just "purposely added and spliced the ...Keep on reading: Palace says Duterte’s confession of touching maid a ‘spliced story’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Duterte told to resign for ‘touching’ sleeping househelp in his youth

Gabriela Women’s Party on Sunday condemned President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest claim that he touched a sleeping househelp when he was still a high school student, a remark that the Palace is explaining away as a "laughable anecdote.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Duterte rating rises: Blow to critics or sign of fear?

Notwithstanding his threats against Catholic bishops, public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte rose in December, the second time that his performance ratings increased after an 11-point decline in June, results of a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. Malacaang on Saturday raved about the continued big support for Mr. Duterte, but an opposition senator said respondents may have been fearful of expressing their true sentiments. The Palace said the continued big support for the President was a big blow to his detractors. "The consistent satisfaction rating of President Duterte puts a lie to critics and detractors who find nothing good in his style of gove...Keep on reading: Duterte rating rises: Blow to critics or sign of fear?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Duterte as top bully? Only detractors’ view, not public, says Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- The allegation that President Rodrigo Duterte is the "biggest" bully in the Philippines is the perception only of his detractors and not the public in general, Malacaan Palace said Sunday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement amid public outrage over the now viral video of an Ateneo junior high school student bullying a fellow student inside a school toilet. Many condemned the incident but tagged Duterte as the "biggest" and "number one" bully in the country. On Twitter, Gideon Lasco, a columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, said: "Duterte is the country's bully-in-chief and we cannot be mere spectators." Also on Twit...Keep on reading: Duterte as top bully? Only detractors’ view, not public, says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Bersamin is Duterte’s new chief justice — source

President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the third most senior high court justice on the shortlist, to become the next chief justice, a Palace source said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Duterte approval, trust ratings take steep dive

MANILA: President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte's trust and approval ratings have taken a double-digit steep dive which Malacanang Palace blamed mainly on the unabated increase in the price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

High prices pull down Duterte approval, trust ratings

Gut issues are pulling down the approval and trust ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte. His approval and trust ratings saw double-digit declines early this month, plunging to their lowest levels, as soaring prices of basic commodities hurt consumers, especially the poor, who spend a big part of their income on food. Results of a Pulse Asia survey released on Tuesday showed the President's approval and trust scores declining 13 points and 15 points, respectively, although a majority of Filipinos still approve of his work and expressed trust in him. The President's approval rating stood at 75 percent and trust rating at 72 percent, both his lowest since September 2016. His...Keep on reading: High prices pull down Duterte approval, trust ratings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Humbled by SWS poll, Palace says Duterte will remain focused on job

Malacañang was unfazed by President Rodrigo Duterte's lower trust ratings in June and assured the public that the administration remains committed to its responsibilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte defers to court, Palace on inflation, Serena Williams | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte decides to wait for the courts to issue an arrest warrant against Senator Sonny Trillanes, rather than order a military arrest. Malacañang downplays the record-high 6.4% inflation rate in August. Malacañang refuses to comment on a report that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired a “high-ranking” military official over P1.5-million worth of “ghost deliveries,” his spokesman announced on Monday. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte has been “really aggrieved” by this corruption incident as the Armed Forces of the Philippines was “close to his heart.” But Roque did not give the [...] The post Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Ombudsman can dismiss his deputy, says Pimentel

Ombudsman Samuel Martires has the option to dismiss Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang from his post, but the latter could challenge the directive in the Supreme Court, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Monday. Pimentel, a lawyer, said Martires would not be defying the law by implementing the decision of the Office of the President sacking Carandang for disclosing the Ombudsman's investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's bank transactions. "All of these [actions] have a presumption of regularity," Pimentel said in an interview. Should Martires proceed to dismiss Carandang, the latter could go to the high court to challenge the validity of the Palace directive,...Keep on reading: Ombudsman can dismiss his deputy, says Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Duterte still in ‘honeymoon’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appears to be still in a honeymoon period despite a decline in surveys ratings. In fact, Duterte has managed to keep a high level of popularity in his two years in power. The just-released 2018 second quarter surveys by Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia give a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Duterte, Leni ratings rise in June — Pulse Asia

President Duterte’ s performance rating hit a new record-high in the second quarter of the year despite criticisms against his administration’s tax reform law and his crackdown on tambays or street idlers, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey. Source link link: Duterte, Leni ratings rise in June — Pulse Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Duterte, Leni ratings rise in June — Pulse Asia

President Duterte’ s performance rating hit a new record-high in the second quarter of the year despite criticisms against his administration’s tax reform law and his crackdown on tambays or street idlers, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Trillanes questions Pulse Asia s invalid survey method

Trillanes was apparently reacting to a Pulse Asia survey released earlier Friday that shows President Rodrigo Duterte's high approval and trust ratings. The survey, conducted from June 15 to 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018