MANILA The latest Pulse Asia survey which showed President Rodrigo R. Duterte enjoying the highest trust and approval ratings among the country's top four officials is proof that his administration is "attuned to the people's needs", Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday.
"The latest Pulse Asia Survey is a testament to how this administration is attuned to the needs of the greater majority," Andanar said in a statement.
The President's approval ratings climbed to 81 percent in December from 75 percent in the same survey conducted in September.
"Most Filipinos (81 percent) express appreciation for the performance of President Rodrigo R. Duterte," the Pulse Asia survey said.
Duterte's trust rating was also higher at 76 percent in December from 72 percent in September.
Andanar said the Duterte administration will continue to address issues which causes discomfort to the Filipino people.
"This government will continue to focus on the goal of giving a comfortable life for all, rid of hard drugs, criminality and corruption," Andanar said.
The survey was conducted on December 1421 with 1,800 respondents and a margin of error of +/2.3 percent.
Some of the prominent issues in the weeks prior to the conduct of the survey were the conviction of three police officers involved in the Kian delos Santos slay, Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit in the country, the naming of the third telco player, appointment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, the arrest of former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and 17 others in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, the budget debate in Congress, the proposal to abolish the Road Board, and the House's passage of a federal form of government. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency