Cabinet to work 'double time' after ratings dip: Palace


Posted at Apr 22 2018 03:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a Cabinet meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. Karl Norman Alonzo, Malacanang Photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's top aides will double efforts to highlight his administration's policies and programs after seeing lower satisfaction ratings, his spokesperson Harry Roque said Sunday. 

Duterte's Cabinet tallied a "moderate" satisfaction rating of +28 in March, down 10 points from the record-high +38 or "good" score in December, according to a survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS). 

"Many agencies have made significant strides in their respective areas and fields. The departments under the executive branch will continue to serve the nation and the best interest of our people by bringing comfortable life to disadvantaged and marginalized families, unmindful of the distraction and political noise," Roque said in a statement. 

"We shall therefore work double time in highlighting policies and programs of the current administration that have the most impact to the lives of our countrymen," he added. 

The Cabinet's rating is the lowest it received since its moderate +22 rating in April 2016, SWS said. 

Public satisfaction with the Supreme Court and the Senate also went down, but stayed the same for the House of Representatives, the pollster said.