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Poll: Little support for revolutionary gov’t despite Duterte’s high trust ratings

DESPITE higher trust ratings of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a recent study of the Social Weather System (SWS) showed that there was little support for the proposed proclamation of a “Revolutionary Government.” In its latest survey conducted by SWS, Mr. Duterte earned a trust rating of +75, with 83% having much trust, 7% with little […] The post Poll: Little support for revolutionary gov’t despite Duterte’s high trust ratings appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJan 12th, 2018

Palace applauds Duterte’s increased trust ratings in SWS poll

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday applauded the high satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo Duterte in the latest poll of Social Weather Stations,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 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

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Filipinos’ aspirations

Noteworthy indeed is the nationwide trust and approval ratings of President Duterte that remained high in the last quarter of 2017 with a score of 82 percent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Distrust in Sereno peaks in survey

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte continued to enjoy majority approval and trust ratings in a December poll by Pulse Asia, whereas Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, the subject of an impeachment move by Mr. Duterte’s allies, obtained the highest disapproval and distrust ratings from that survey. “Among the top Philippine government officials, it is Supreme… link: Distrust in Sereno peaks in survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Pulse Asia: Duterte keeps high trust, approval ratings

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte’s trust and approval ratings remained high in the last quarter of 2017, the latest survey by Pulse Asia showed yester.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Distrust in Sereno peaks in survey

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte continued to enjoy majority approval and trust ratings in a December poll by Pulse Asia, whereas Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, the subject of an impeachment move by Mr. Duterte’s allies, obtained the highest disapproval and distrust ratings from that survey. “Among the top Philippine government officials, it is Supreme […] The post Distrust in Sereno peaks in survey appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

‘It was a good year’ We have seen the litany of achievements of Duterte administration. It dwarfed the entire six years of the Aquino regime. It could have done better except that it has to first fix a lot of damages wrought by an inept regime that has likewise institutionalized corruption and abetted crime the most horrific of it all – the drug syndicates.  Space or brevity must have limited some significant achievements of the  Department of Finance and am referring to the upgrades of credit ratings of the Philippines from investment grade to investment grade and stable. While early on Standard & Poor’s claimed that President Duterte’s war on drugs and alleged extra-judicial killings are factors that account for the static rating by December 2017 it grudgingly acceded that something good is happening in the Philippines under Duterte’s watch.  Finance Sec. Sonny Dominguez and his team deserves the credit. Fitch and Moody’s in their “investment grade and stable” rating in December enunciated that the issues surrounding drugs and EJK have nothing to do with the rosy economy of the country and its image as capital investment destination. The country’s economic performance for one is top in Asia and there is no turning back with the expected massive spending on infrastructures and government services starting 2018 and beyond.  The Duterte government achievements scoreboard makes the moribund opposition drooling. Still on Finance, expect the billionaires who are also the country’s tax dodgers to cough up. TRAIN or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion gives a huge relief to 99 percent of those small taxpayers saving the ar least P50,000.00 in tax cut!  But demands and exacts the reasonable taxes from the rich especially the filthy rich. Last year sampling of Lucio Tan (P6-billion), Mighty Cigarettes (P40-billion) and the Prieto and Rufinos’ one-mile asset that they are accountable to the government in still unquantifiable amount as yet? There is a subliminal message to be absorbed why candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte refused to accept donations from the rich and famous: just pay your taxes correctly and you’re okay.  The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs are churning more collections under a continuing reforms.  President Duterte himself did dramatic and radical transformations in the area of Foreign Affairs and security. He was chided and lectured on by self proclaimed experts in diplomacy and security alliances especially with the generous expletives he is famous for. But as he admitted to the point of being apologetic, he told media men in this year’s Christmas party, “but that is me”.  Duterte’s foray into foreign affairs and diplomacy might be severely lacking in refinements but he put across his message clearly and direct and one cannot quarrel with what he achieved in such a brief moment. He virtually altered the outlook of the western countries on small sovereign nations. He overhauled alliances by an unwritten rule of mutual respect and cognizance of sovereignty. While Aquino made enemies with China which is the world’s second largest economy resulting in unquantifiable losses of opportunities Duterte reversed that with the resumption of trade, financial assistance with cheap money interest, massive infrastructure projects that will come into fruition by 2018. World leaders to include Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, PM Shinzo Abe of Japan and, to the dismay of the so-called Yellowtards, US Pres. Donald Trump who became his virtual phone pal.  The Department of Agriculture under Sec. Manny Pinol, did exemplary well. Productivity is better than expected and could have performed better if not for the natural calamities that the country has to contend with. Maybe the Bureau of Fisheries under it may try something out of the box. Propose to China to convert that disputed island into a one big marine laboratory. China provides the infrastructures while the Philippines the technical aquatic expertise. Make a 10-mile no-fishing marine haven around the island and guarded by the joint coastguard forces of China, Philippines and Vietnam. The Philippine Coconut Authority under Cabinet Sec. Jun Evasco is about to embark on a massive replanting program.  The Aquino government allocated billions of pesos to fight ‘cocolisap’ infestation but applied the wrong solution. Well, what do we expect from a certain Kiko Pangilinan? The replanting program was a big failure on account of  massive graft in high and low places. Replanting as well as new areas had been programmed by PCA.  Finally we have to give accolade to our Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for combating internal threats, terrorism and syndicated crime. The AFP and PNP are more prepared and better equipped now than any other time in history. Furthermore we see a disciplined forces in the AFP and while there are a few remaining scalawags in the PNP the cleansing process is done without let-up. We from Mindanao are comfortable and secured with their presence even under the aegis of martial law. If you do not believe me look at the various surveys on the popularity and trust of Filipinos on President Duterte and his government.  This will end my perspectives for year 2017 and we look forward to 2018 the Build, Build, Build era. The beginning of the new Philippines. Mindanao and Davao City, from where I live and write, may have suffered from natural calamities but we had seen, suffered and endured worse scenarios and even man made tragedies than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Malacañang welcomes Duterte& apos;s record-high trust, approval ratings - Manila Bulletin

Malacañang welcomes Duterte's record-high trust, approval ratings - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Duterte keeps 'big majority' approval, trust ratings in Pulse poll - Rappler

Duterte keeps 'big majority' approval, trust ratings in Pulse poll - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Duterte keeps 'big majority' approval, trust ratings in Pulse poll

Duterte keeps 'big majority' approval, trust ratings in Pulse poll.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Palace applauds Duterte's increased trust ratings in SWS poll - Philippine Star

Palace applauds Duterte's increased trust ratings in SWS poll - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2017

Duterte maintains high approval, trust ratings - Inquirer.net

Duterte maintains high approval, trust ratings - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 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

Nation: Survey shows dip, but performance approval, trust remain for top officials

PUBLIC OPINION on the performance and trustworthiness of the top government officials led by President Rodrigo R. Duterte remains "virtually constant" in Pulse Asia's latest survey compared with its poll last December. But Mr. Duterte and Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo saw a modest to notable decline in their numbers -- if still scoring majority approval and trust ratings as of March this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Nation: Duterte trust ratings decline slightly, poll says

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte's trust ratings declined slightly in an opinion poll in the first three months this year, crimped by what political analysts call his deadly war on drugs that killed poor slum dwellers......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Pulse Asia poll: Fewer Filipinos find Duterte trustworthy

MANILA, Philippines — After nine months in office, President Rodrigo Duterte saw a drop in his performance and trust ratings, according to the Pulse Asia sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Pulse Asia poll: Filipinos are finding Duterte less trustworthy

MANILA, Philippines — After nine months in office, President Rodrigo Duterte saw a drop in his performance and trust ratings, according to the Pulse Asia sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Rody urged to take advantage of high ratings for Cha-cha

MANILA, Philippines - A lawmaker called on President Duterte yesterday to use his high trust and approval ratings to push for Charter change that would shift.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Poll: Majority of Filipinos trust Duterte, Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Only President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo are the top national government officials with majority trust ratings in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017