As expected, Malacanang welcomed the news of PRRD’s continued streak of high net satisfaction ratings in the social weather surveys with gusto!
Of course, Malacanang couldn’t help but sprinkle the wounded egos of the opposition critics and haters with a generous amount of salt to amplify the pain they are experiencing while watching PRRD’s net satisfaction rating rise higher and higher.
Malacanang described PRRD’s increasing satisfaction rating as a habitual vexation or annoyance of his critics.
Malacanang remarked that the more they hit PRRD with dirt, the more people trust him.
In other words, no matter what the opposition throw at PRRD, whether its the kitchen sink or the filthy and stinky sewage of Binondo, it won’t stick.
Malacanang advised the opposition to change tactic now because whatever they’re doing, it is not working.
Malacanang revealed to the opposition the underlying message of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which reveals a +68 satisfaction rating for the President, is that the few boisterous minority should begin to see the President in the best lights, and not with jaundice eyes.
Malacanang ended the message in a conciliatory tone by extending the olive branch to the opposition, asking them to stop the hate and unite as one for the betterment of the nation.
You may read Malacanang’s full message below.
On the Q2 2019 SWS Survey on PRRD’s Net Satisfaction Rating
Here we are again. The increasing satisfaction rating of the President is getting to be an habitual vexing news to the critics, detractors and the opposition.
The more they hit PRRD with dirt, the more people trust him. The more the Left assault him with a torrent of false narratives, the greater our people admire him. The uglier the militant groups of the church paint the Chief Executive, the prettier his image becomes, and the more the biased media assault him with negative propaganda, the more the people are enamored with him.
The underlying message of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which reveals a +68 satisfaction rating for the President, is that the few boisterous minority should begin to see the President in the best lights, and not with jaundice eyes.
The survey indicates that 80% of the Filipinos, or 8 out of 10 of our countrymen, are satisfied with PRRD’s overall performance. The polling firm considers this as a record-high since this is the President’s highest satisfaction rating since he assumed office in June 2016.
We note that this survey, with data being gathered from June 22-26 this year, is the first post-midterm election independent survey conducted and was done at the height of the Recto Bank incident – an issue which the anti-Duterte forces pulverized the President with venom, and until now pilloried ad nauseum.
The reality is unmistakable. More and more Filipinos, even former cynics, are believing in the President’s honest intentions for our nation. They see how PRRD translates his words into action with his programs and policies positively experienced by them.
Even as the President shrugs off and is nonchalant about this spiked approbation, we can not but treat this unprecedented excellent rating as a thumbs up sign, that the President is on the right track in his policies and actions of governance. It is likewise a complete repudiation of his political nemeses and hecklers who remain chained to their bias and prejudice.
But all is not lost to these incorrigible political adversaries and religious bigots. They can swallow their pride and embrace the President’s call for unity for the betterment of the nation. Should they remain unmoved and dense, they shall be swallowed by the swirling storm of change engulfing the land.
Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson