President Rodrigo Duterte. (INQUIRER.net file photo)
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Sunday expressed its gratitude to the Filipino people for believing that President Rodrigo Duterte would keep his promises.
“We thank the Filipino people for continuously believing in the President’s promises to bring compassion and real change to the nation as reflected in the Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted last December 16-19, 2018,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
Panelo issued this statement after an SWS survey showed that 48 percent of adult Filipinos expects Duterte to fulfill all of his promises.
The results of the December 2018 survey was two points higher than results of the March 2018, wherein only 46 percent of adults Filipinos were recorded to answer the said answer.
READ: SWS: 48% of Filipinos believe Duterte can keep his promises
Panelo attributed the rating to Duterte’s effort in solving crimes in the country.
“We attribute this favorable satisfaction rating to the Chief Executive’s drive in fighting illegal drugs, combating crimes and stamping out corruption,” he said.
“These three main issues form the heart of PRRD’s campaign platform in 2016 and the Filipinos witnessed the voluntary surrender of more than a million drug personalities, the making of safe neighborhoods in the cities, as well as the firing of erring officials in the government, including long-time friends, allies, relations, and fraternity brods,” he added.
Panelo then urged the public to continue trusting the President as the Palace “remain[s] committed in fulfilling our aspiration for a comfortable and crime-free life in the Philippines.” /cbb
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