President Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction rating dipped in 2021 as he entered the final year of his presidency, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.
The SWS said Duterte got his all-time-high satisfaction score in November 2020 at 84 percent.
His rating dropped to 75 percent, or nine percentage points lower, in May 2021.
Duterte’s satisfaction rating stayed at 75 percent in June 2021.
Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the lower satisfaction rating was not a big issue.
“Inaasahan naman po natin na walang presidente na hindi bumaba sa kaniyang trust and satisfactory rating habang palapit na po ang eleksiyon. Siyempre habang mag-i-eleksiyon na, iyong mga kakandidato e hahanap ng paraan para mapababa iyong rating ng administrasyon dahil kung hindi, wala silang pag-asang manalo,” Roque told a Laging Handa briefing.
“Hindi masyadong alarming and it is still very good by any standards,” he added.
Duterte, 76, is running for vice president in 2022. John Ezekiel J. Hirro