Palace thanks Filipinos for trust and confidence in President Duterte

MANILA — Malacañang on Wednesday thanked the public for their trust and confidence in President Rodrigo Duterte — an inspiration to the administration in its implementation of programs for the benefit of Filipinos.

In a survey undertaken by independent pollster Pulse Asia from July 2-8, Pres. Duterte is the most trusted national official with a rating of 91 percent and “practically no one distrusting him.”

“This record-high trust rating of 91 percent, as reflected in the July 2-8 Pulse Asia survey, is a humbling reminder that the genuine and meaningful change that our people aspire for is now being felt,” said Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in a statement.

Andanar noted that the high trust rating indicated the people’s overwhelming support to the governance of Pres. Duterte.

“This expression of confidence, therefore, shall serve as an inspiration to Duterte administration to continuously make a real difference to make our people’s lives better, safer, and healthier,” he said.

“A position of leadership is often a lonely one. However, a servant leader, as they say, has to take people where they don’t want to go, but ought to be,” he added.

The survey was conducted just days after President Duterte took office on June 30 for a term of six years.

The same survey showed that Vice President Leni Robredo garnered a 62 percent trust rating and Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno with 35 percent. Leslie Venzon/PNA/