Malacanang accepts the fact that President Benigno Aquino III’s approval ratings continues to spiral down, based on the latest survey of the SWS regarding the Mamasapano incident.
The Palace made the statement after the result of the SWS survey, conducted from March 20-23, shows that from 63 percent, the satisfactory rating of PNOY went further south at 47 percent.
Presidential Spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said that the SWS shares almost the same result as the Pulse Asia survey. It is clear that the public is going through intense sentiment over what happened last Jaunary 25 at Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
According to Lacierda, the Palace knows that they need to do something for the President to gain back the people’s trust.
Lacierda insisted that they continue to do everything to uplift the lives of the Filipinos and they don’t rely on any survey.
“I think this is fairly within the period — within the same period more or less conducted by Pulse Asia. And very clearly the events in Mamasapano have influenced the political landscape when the survey was taken. We recognize that. And moving forward, we will continue to do what is good for the Filipino people. We know that there are a number of things that we need to do, a number of concerns that we continue to address. And we will certainly perform our duties — the President as well as the administration. We still have several hundred days left.”
Meanwhile, PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the approval rating of PNOY in SWS is much higher than what he received from the Pulse Asia survey.