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Satisfaction with Duterte government drops to ‘very good’

Public satisfaction with the Duterte administration dropped from “excellent” to “very good” in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 11th, 2018

Satisfaction with Duterte drops to record-low +45

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s net satisfaction rating dropped 11 points in the second quarter of the year to a personal low of +45, but still classified as “good,” results from the Social Weather Survey (SWS) showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Satisfaction with Duterte government drops to ‘very good’

Public satisfaction with the Duterte administration dropped from “excellent” to “very good” in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Filipinos’ satisfaction rating on war on drugs slightly drops

        Filipinos' net satisfaction rating on the government's war on drugs slightly fell based on the recent survey done by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).   This year's third quarter survey, which was conducted among 1,500 adults on September 23 to 27, found a net satisfaction rating of +63, classified as "very good" by SWS. This was two points below June's +65 net satisfaction rating, the survey posted on Monday showed.   The SWS said the two-point decline was due to decreased support in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon, offset by an increased support in Mindanao and in the Visayas.   Therespondents were responding ...Keep on reading: Filipinos’ satisfaction rating on war on drugs slightly drops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Trust in government slightly drops — SWS

MANILA, Philippines - A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that public satisfaction in the Duterte administration slightly dropped in the second qua.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2017

Satisfaction with gov't stays &'145;very good'

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte maintained its “very good” net satisfaction rating among Filipinos half a year into his term despite noticeable drops in Metro Manila and among the “masa,” according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) report......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Front Page: Satisfaction with gov't stays 'very good'

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte maintained its "very good" net satisfaction rating among Filipinos half a year into his term despite noticeable drops in Metro Manila and among the "masa," according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) report......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Foreign officials crank up anti-drug policies echoing Duterte’s war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte’s influence is expanding into the international community with foreign officials from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States emulating his anti-drugs policies. It is an indication that the “Duterte effect” has definitely reached global consciousness despite him receiving a decrease in his local satisfaction ratings that went from “very good” to “good.” The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

SWS: Duterte satisfaction drops from ‘very good’ to ‘good’

Public satisfaction with President Duterte plunged to a new personal low in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

CBCP: Church an ally of government, not political opponent

Church leaders stressed that the government should regard the Catholic Church as a partner for common good, not as an enemy, amid the growing rift between President Rodrigo Duterte and the religious leaders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Duterte popularity puzzles solon

For Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, it's perplexing that President Duterte has continued to enjoy a high popularity rating despite his "irreverence" for institutions, pro-China stance and violation of human rights. The President scored a net satisfaction rating of +56 during the first quarter this year, according to a Social Weather Stations survey taken from March 23 to 27. This is a two-point drop from his +58 rating last December. Both ratings were considered "very good." "It is a puzzle that despite the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver most of his campaign promises, his irreverence to established institutions, including the Catholic Church, his unpatriotic surrender ...Keep on reading: Duterte popularity puzzles solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte: Gov’t won’t spend for frequencies to be given to 3rd telco player

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the government would not spend for the frequencies that he wanted to be redistributed to the new telco player, saying it would be given by the government for free anyway. "I'm not trying to insult, but we give the frequency for free in order to encourage everybody to come in," he said in a speech at the National Information and Communications Technology Summit 2018 held at the SMX Convention Center here. He said that Eliseo Rio Jr., the acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, had spoke about "two good lines" that a "wheeler-dealer" had sold to two telcos. The two telcos, he said, ...Keep on reading: Duterte: Gov’t won’t spend for frequencies to be given to 3rd telco player.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Duterte intent on pursuing land reform – with or without talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he was determined to redistribute land to the people "with or without the talks with the communists." "I will go ahead and forge a good land reform until the end of my term. I'll distribute it all," he said in a speech at the National Information and Communications Technology Summit 2018 held at the SMX Convention Center here. Duterte said he distributed more than 1,000 land titles during his June 20 visit to Cabatuan, Iloilo alone. Land reform was among the substantive agenda in the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front. It is part of the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Eco...Keep on reading: Duterte intent on pursuing land reform – with or without talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Bill abolishing PCGG a ‘treacherous move’ by House, says Selda

      Victims of martial law atrocities have branded the passage of a bill that seeks to abolish the commission tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a "treacherous move" by the House of Representatives. TheSamahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) on Friday condemned the approval of House Bill 7376 whichseeks to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and transfer its powers and functions to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). "Abolishing the PCGG is a treacherous move to block further recovery of the Marcos ill-gotten wealth, That's the Duterte government in cahoots ...Keep on reading: Bill abolishing PCGG a ‘treacherous move’ by House, says Selda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Roque: Duterte continues to have ‘excellent’ rating

Malacanang said President Rodrigo Duterte continued to enjoy "excellent" satisfaction rating because of his administration's propoor programs despite a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed his net satisfaction rating dropped by 12 points.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said "it is noteworthy to mention" that the President's satisfaction rating was still "very good" at +58 and remained strong in Mindanao.   He said that in Luzon and Visayas the President continued to enjoy very good satisfaction ratings.   Roque made the remarks in reaction to the SWS survey which was conducted from March 23 to 27.   "We remain grateful to o...Keep on reading: Roque: Duterte continues to have ‘excellent’ rating.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Satisfaction with Duterte administration declines — SWS poll

Net satisfaction in the Duterte Administration dropped 12 points, falling one grade to a “very good” rating with a score of +58 in the first quarter of 2018 from the record-high rating of +70 in December 2017, according to the Social Weather Station (SWS). The quarterly survey found 69% of adult Filipinos remained satisfied with […] The post Satisfaction with Duterte administration declines — SWS poll appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Public satisfaction with Duterte gov’t slips but still ‘very good’

The public’s net satisfaction with the Duterte administration dropped 12 points, slipping to a “very good” rating with a score of +58 in the first quarter of 2018 from the record-high of +70 in December 2017, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest survey. The quarterly survey found 69% of adult Filipinos remained […] The post Public satisfaction with Duterte gov’t slips but still ‘very good’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Duterte admin sees popularity dip on inflation worries

Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government fell in the first quarter from a record high in December, partly pulled down by a poor score on fighting inflation, a private pollster said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

SWS: Duterte admin satisfaction rating drops, but still ‘very good’

The public satisfaction of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration dropped in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

SWS: Duterte& apos;s net trust rating drops by 10 points, but still & apos;very good& apos; - GMA News

SWS: Duterte's net trust rating drops by 10 points, but still 'very good' - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018