PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy high performance and trust ratings amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to independent pollster Pulse Asia.
Duterte's overall approval rating rose to 91 percent from 87 percent in December, based on a nationwide Pulse Asia survey released on Monday, October 5.
Duterte also maintained a high trust rating in the Visayas at 94 percent and Mindanao at 95 percent.
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino welcomed the good news and echoed the administration’s thrust to serve the Visayas region better.
“This latest survey clearly shows that Filipinos have appreciated the efforts and work of our dear President, especially during these challenging times. This also gives us more motivation in government to do more to serve our constituents better,” Dino said.
He also thanked Senator Christopher Lawrence Go for his continued support to the Visayas. The senator has been helping in the Visayas, visiting fire victims, in setting up of Malasakit Centers, and in providing assistance for Covid-19 response.
Dino expressed gratitude to the people of Visayas for the trust they have shown to the Duterte administration. He gave the assurance that the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (Opav) will continue to uphold its role as a bridge to the Malacañang.
“The Opav has played a key role in bringing government service closer to the people. This administration has always been doing this and will continue to fulfill this mandate,” Dino said.
The survey, conducted on 1,200 adults from September 14 to 20, revealed that nine out of 10 Filipinos approve the Philippine leader's performance.
“Majority approval ratings across geographic areas and socio-economic classes are enjoyed by Duterte (88 percent to 97 percent and 88 percent to 95 percent, respectively),” Pulse Asia said.
"Trust is the predominant sentiment toward Duterte," it added.
Pulse Asia said trust in Duterte "becomes more notable between December 2019 and September 2020 not only at the national level but also in Metro Manila and the rest of the main island of Luzon.” (PR)