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President Rody Duterte

Duterte Presidency off to an excellent start

President Rody Duterte
President Rody Duterte

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – “The mandate is clear and unequivocal: It is mandate for change, and government cannot be stopped from its promise of reforming society by getting rid of drugs, criminality and corruption.”

Thus said Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in reaction to the June 24-June 27 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which shows a whopping 84% of Filipinos trust President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Andanar added, “This is a positive sign. It is very encouraging to know that people trust the President, more heartwarming for the President is the fact that the young people of this country entrust their future to his able leadership.”
The President enjoys the highest “excellent” public trusting among 18-24 years old. The President’s overall net trust rating increased by 53 points from the moderate +26 taken last May.

“People’s expectations are high. They have placed their and the country’s hope to the President making Mr. Duterte the People’s President.”

“Everyone, from the President down to his official family, will therefore work double time and channel their energies to transform the lives of our people. Our people deserve no less,” Andanar ended.
The SWS survey employed face-to-face interviews among 1,200 respondents nationwide.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.