Tuesday 10 October 2017

Senators allied with Duterte, gives advice re ratings drop

It is not only the former president and incumbent  Pampanga 2nd district representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that is giving encouragement to incumbent President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Members of the Senate  allied with the Duterte have made their respective opinions in the recent double digit drop result of the SWS survey that was conducted from September 23-27, 2017 saw the net satisfaction of  President Duterte dropped to a ‘good” 48 from a “very good” 66.

While MalacaƱan downplays the recent result in the net satisfaction of the President, it even made the statement that : “Honeymoon period is over, but the love is still there,”  *
The Presidents' team has their work cut for them, and they really be a tool for the  informing, educating, enlightening the nation about matters of National importance, if not it will be to the detriment of the Presidents' image (photo credit MalacaƱan)

Senator Migulel Zubiri a fellow Mindanaoan and one of the allies of the president gave pieces of advice to check the recent double digit drop in the net satisfaction of the president: Less media exposure, more ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting affairs

 “I think, the President, my humble advice is maybe less press conferences and more ground-breakings, inaugurations and more ribbon-cuttings of big ticket items na mararamdaman ng ating bayan,” Zubiri told reporters last Monday.  Senator feels that the people are getting frustrated because what they only see is the bad news about the administration.

“Ang daming good news na napapabayaan so we appeal to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), to Secretary Andanar, to promote the good news kasi parati na lang bad news ang nakikita ng ating mga kababayan so syempre mafu-frustrate sila. It’s one way of arresting the decline of the President’s approval ratings,”  Sen. Zubiri pointed out.

Senate Majority Floor leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III believes the recent results should not be a cause of alarm for the president.

“Hindi naman nakakapagtaka ‘yung bababa, lalo na sabi ng iba 24/7 ang atake sa kanya. Pero what do you do? ‘Yun tanong natin doon. Six years nga siya kaya kahit na mag-zero rating nya, Presidente pa rin siya. Anong gagawin natin?” Sotto said. *

Senator Panfilo Lacson has a different take on the matter, he said the president and his team should take the double digit drop in survey seriously.

“They should worry about that. Normally nakita nating drop mga single digits. Pero this time hindi lang double digit, it’s more than 15 percent. So, that’s something they should consider when they do their messaging,” he noted.

Senator JV Ejercito advised the administration to focus not only on the “drug war” but on other issues like joblessness, food security and health as well.

“It’s a wake up (call) for the administration, for the President and the President’s men to expedite things na kung pwede bilisan lahat kasi ako medyo nababagalan din talaga ako sa infrastructure. We just need patience, ‘yung reforms ng infrastructure development, dapat may makita na,” he said.


Report from Phil Daily Inquirer.

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