President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday is humbled with his high approval ratings, according to the Malacañang.
In the recent Pulse Asia survey, Duterte’s approval and trust ratings increased after his latest campaign on banning loiterers from the streets.
“The Palace expresses its gratitude for our people’s continuing vote of confidence for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who remains the most approved and most trusted top national official today with 88% approval and 87% trust, respectively,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
He also added, “The President views these latest survey results with all humility; however, he is not leading the country for the sake of high or good ratings.”
It was Duterte’s highest approval rating since he took office, after 86 percent in September 2016, based on past Pulse Asia releases. On the other hand, the Pulse Asia poll was conducted from June 15 to 21 which was before his remark on God.
“[Duterte] is working double time to rid society of drugs, criminality, and corruption to achieve his goal of bringing comfortable life for all,” Roque said.
The study was released weeks before the President delivers his third State of the Nation Address before a joint session of Congress on July 23.