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Rating Duterte: “excellent” in Mindanao but down 2 points nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) — The country’s first Mindanawon President continues to receive “excellent” net satisfaction rating in Mindanao, got “very good” in Visayas and Metro Manila” and “good” in the balance of Luzon, but nationwide, his rating dropped two points from +58 in the last quarter of 2017 to +56 in the […] The post Rating Duterte: “excellent” in Mindanao but down 2 points nationwide appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 14th, 2018

Most Pinoys oppose martial law extension, says SWS survey

Malacaang on Saturday defended the yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, which the majority of Filipinos opposed, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. While they opposed the extension of martial law in Mindanao, most Filipinos were satisfied with President Duterte's performance in the fourth quarter as his ratings improved across areas and classes. Interviewed face-to-face, 71 percent of 1,200 respondents were satisfied with Mr. Duterte's performance, 13 percent said otherwise, and 15 percent were undecided. SWS considers a rating of +70 and above "excellent." The nationwide poll was conducted from Dec. 8 to 16 and had a margin of error of plus-or-min...Keep on reading: Most Pinoys oppose martial law extension, says SWS survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Duterte retains ‘very good’ satisfaction rating in early 2018 poll

President Rodrigo Duterte has posted a "very good" net satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2018, a nationwide Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll showed. The SWS, in a survey conducted from March 23 to 27, 2018, found that 70 percent of Filipinos were "satisfied" with the President's performance, 14 percent were "dissatisfied," and 17 percent were "undecided." The percentages resulted into a net satisfaction rating of +56, classified by the SWS as "very good." It was two points below the "very good" +58 net satisfaction rating, with 78-percent satisfaction and 12-percent dissatisfaction, in December 2017. According to the survey firm, Duterte's net satisfaction ratin...Keep on reading: Duterte retains ‘very good’ satisfaction rating in early 2018 poll.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

SWS: Duterte satisfaction rating bounces back

After a double-digit fall in September, President Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction rating in the fourth quarter of 2017 has rebounded, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide, showed that Duterte’s rating gained 10 points to register a “very [...] The post SWS: Duterte satisfaction rating bounces back appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

SC ratings down 17 points—SWS

              The net satisfaction rating of the Supreme Court (SC) plummeted from positive 37 (+37) to positive 20 (+20), according to a recent survey conducted by resource center Social Weather Stations (SWS).   The moderate rating of SC is the lowest it has receivedin six years.SC had double digit point decreases in all areas, losing 11 points in Metro Manila, 17 points in both Balance Luzon and Visayas, and 21 points in Mindanao.   According to the survey, which was conducted from March 23 to 27, SC's grade was down in rural areas, from classes A to E, all age classifications and educational classes in ...Keep on reading: SC ratings down 17 points—SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption

    DAVAO CITY - President Duterte said Friday he did not care if his satisfaction rating would go down as long as it was not due to corruption. Duterte was reacting to survey results, which showed him suffering an 11 percent drop in satisfaction in Balance Luzon and Metro Manila. But overall, the President's nationwide rating remained high at +56. Speaking to reporters here on his arrival from China and Hong Kong, Duterte said he made promises during the campaign and he was going to fulfill it, even if his rating fell to "negative 10." These included massive campaigns against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.  ...Keep on reading: Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte’s ‘anti-poor policies’ caused slump in net satisfaction among poor — Tinio

      The decline in President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction among the poor was caused by his "anti-poor policies," an opposition lawmaker said on Thursday. A Social Weather Stations (SWS) 2018 first quarter poll, conducted from March 23 to 27, showed a "very good" net satisfaction rating for Duterte's performance. But the survey also showed that the President's satisfaction rating in Balance Luzon fell by one grade from "very good" to "good," at +39 in March. This was down by 11 points from December 2017's +50. Duterte's satisfaction rating among the Class E also fell by one grade from "very good" to "good," at +48. It was down by 17 points from Dec...Keep on reading: Duterte’s ‘anti-poor policies’ caused slump in net satisfaction among poor — Tinio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join nationwide walkout vs Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Overwhelmingly led by Filipino youth, thousands of students, artists, and activists took to the streets on Friday, February 23, from Luzon to Mindanao as a sign of protest against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.  The nationwide protest seeks to raise awareness on several issues, including press ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

US intelligence estimate praises Duterte

“IN the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption, and crime. Duterte has suggested he could suspend the Constitution, declare a ‘revolutionary government,’ and impose nationwide martial law. His declaration of martial law in Mindanao, responding to the ISIS-inspired siege of Marawi City, has been extended through the end [...] The post US intelligence estimate praises Duterte appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

SABAH IS OURS! ‘Malaysia tightens grip on mineral-rich island of Sulu sultanate’

MALAYSIA HAS tightened its grip on Sabah which is being claimed by the Sultanate of Sulu following a proposal – by a member of the Philippines’ 25-man consultative committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the Constitution – to include the mineral-rich island as the country’s 13th federal state. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr made the proposal while Filipino lawmakers are preparing to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift from presidential to federal form of government. He said the Duterte administration should continue to push for the country’s claim to Sabah in a way acceptable to international laws. “There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah. I think we can defer it a little bit more, but to say that we stop doing it is not in the context of my proposal,” he told ABS-CBN Television recently. He also wanted Scarborough and Spratlys – which is being claimed by China and other ASEAN countries as theirs – to be part of the federated states of the Philippines.  Pimentel has also proposed the following to form part of the federal states Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Minparom, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Bangsamoro and Metro Manila as its capital. “Eventually once we have asserted our sovereignty and rights over Sabah, we should include Sabah. Not only Sabah, but also Scarborough, Benham Rise, and Spratlys,” Pimentel said. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Kuala Lumpur has strongly rejected Pimentel’s proposal to include Sabah as a federal state of the Philippines. “Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently,” it said, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying in a press statement. “The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah. Sabah is recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963,” Anifah said. “Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.” Death Sentence Just last month, Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for 9 Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Malaysian King during the 2013 assault on Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Filipinos have been identified as Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said the January 15 decision of the five-man panel of the Federal Court was unanimous, according to reports by The Star and Asia News Network, adding, the panel agreed with the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate based on the findings of the facts of the case. The other judges were Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun, and Justices Ramly Ali and Azahar Mohamed. Basad Manuel is the son of the Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, who died from multiple organ failure in Manila in 2013. The bloody incursion by some 200 followers of Kiram from the southern Philippines in February 2013 was inspired by the supposed sultan’s claims of historical dominion over Sabah. The two-month siege was the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, involving armed conflict between the Sultan’s loyal followers and the Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out. The panel also dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of 14 men on the charge of waging war against the King and terrorist-related offences linked to the intrusion from Feb 12 to April 10, 2013, the reports further said. Chief Justice Md Raus said the panel has no reason to decide otherwise and affirmed the decision by the Court of Appeal delivered last June. At the height of fighting between Kiram’s followers and security forces, Malaysia deployed armoured vehicles and combat helicopters, including naval boats in an effort to flush out the Filipinos on the oil-rich island being claimed by both sides. About a dozen armoured personnel vehicles arrived in the town of Lahad Datu to support ground troops hunting down at least 50 members of the Sultanate of Sulu headed by Raja Muda Agbimuddin, the sultan’s younger brother. The group intruded Sabah in February 2013 to exert claim over Sabah, citing historical and legal claims, but Malaysia rejected this and launched a massive assault on about 200 of the sultan’s men following a deadline for them to surrender peacefully. The assault by Malaysian jets and ground artilleries left at least 62 intruders dead, but the fighting between the two groups also killed and wounded 18 Malaysian policemen and soldiers. Malaysia arrested more than 300 Filipinos who are suspected of supporting or aiding Raja Muda Agbimuddin’s group under a strict anti-terrorism law. More than 2,000 Filipino Muslims have returned to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces after fleeing Sabah in 2013 for fear they would be arrested in a massive crackdown launched by Malaysian on illegal immigrants and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

WATCH | SWS poll: Pinoys more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

MANILA – Public satisfaction with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration rose in December 2017 to the highest level on record since the Social Weather Stations started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s. His administration obtained an “excellent” net satisfaction rating of +70, a rise of 12 points from September’s “very good” level based on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Admin gets record-high SWS rating

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte got a record-high satisfaction rating in December last year, surpassing the highest score garnered by his predecessor, former president Benigno Aquino 3rd, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16, 2017 among 1,200 respondents nationwide, showed that 79 percent of those [...] The post Admin gets record-high SWS rating appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

SWS: Duterte net trust rating back to excellent

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte’s net trust rating returned to “excellent” in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Philippines Duterte rebounds with excellent trust score in new survey

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's trust rating bounced back to "excellent" in December from "very high" three months before, with four of every five ad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Malacañang says liberation of Marawi boosted Duterte’s trust rating

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has credited the big jump in President Rodrigo Duterte's trust ratings to the "defeat" of terrorists in Marawi City. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said on Friday, January 12, that the government's success in ending the 5-month siege of the Mindanao city was likely among the factors ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Survey: Duterte trust rating back to Excellent

Survey: Duterte trust rating back to Excellent.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Duterte’s trust rating back to ‘excellent’ – SWS

  President Rodrigo Duterte has regained his "excellent" trust rating in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.   The SWS 2017 Fourth Quarter Survey released on Thursday night showed that 83 percent of Filipinos had "much trust" in Duterte while seven percent had "little trust" with the President.   SWS said Mr. Duterte had a net trust rating of +75 (%much trustminus %little trust, correctly rounded).   The +75 net trust rating of the chief executive was a 15-point increase from the +60 or "very good" he got from the SWS September 2017survey.   "Except in September 2017, Pres. Duterte's net trust rating has been excell...Keep on reading: Duterte’s trust rating back to ‘excellent’ – SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Statements: What the NCIP should be calling out for

Cordillera Peoples Alliance strongly condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its ploy to yet again inflict human rights violations among indigenous peoples (IPs) by planning to tap IPs versus the New Peoples Army (NPA), as stated in a news article published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on December 19, 2017. The article specifically mentions that “300 lumad or IPs would be sent to their communities in Southern Mindanao to guard their ancestral domains from communist insurgents”. This move will only heighten the fascist attacks to the people, indigenous peoples especially. There is already a nationwide mass murder of indigenous peoples with the reign of terror of this US-Duterte regime, and the AFP is highly accountable......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

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

Duterte s net satisfaction rating up by 10 points – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – A new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating in the 4th quarter of 2017 rising by 10 points. Based on the survey, 71% of Filipinos are satisfied, 13% are dissatisfied, and 15% are undecided with Duterte's performance. This gives a "very good" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Specter of nationwide martial law looms closer

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not discounting the possibility that martial law in Mindanao will be expanded to Luzon and Visayas. Asked about the possibility of declaring martial law nationwide, the President said on Wednesday, December 13, that he would not permit anyone to cause harm under his watch. Source link link: Specter of nationwide martial law looms closer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017