Duterte authorities’s approval slides as Philippines election season begins


MANILA, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authorities suffered a droop in scores within the third quarter, with decrease approval of its dealing with of points like COVID-19, inflation, crime and corruption, an opinion ballot confirmed on Wednesday.

Pulse Asia’s Sept. 6 to 11 survey was launched as election season will get underway within the Philippines for the presidency and lots of of key political posts being contested in May 2022, together with by Duterte’s allies.

Duterte is allowed just one time period in workplace and can’t search re-election for the presidency.

The drop mirrors the same consequence of one other ballot printed final month on public satisfaction with Duterte, whose rating fell 21% in June from a report excessive in November. learn extra

In Pulse Asia’s newest survey of two,400 Filipinos, the Duterte administration noticed double-digit declines in approval scores for all 14 “selected national issues” in comparison with the identical ballot performed a yr in the past.

Those included preventing crime, corruption, managing inflation, and controlling the unfold of COVID-19, in contrast with a ballot achieved in the identical month final yr.

Duterte’s closest aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and a few of his cupboard ministers are anticipated to file candidacies this week for the Senate and different positions up for election, which embrace seats within the decrease home, governors and mayors.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his 6th State of the Nation Address (SONA), at the House of Representative in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David