MANILA (UPDATE) - More Filipinos trusted and approved the performance of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.
Robredo received a 55 percent approval rating and a 52 percent trust rating, an increase from the 49 percent and 47 percent ratings she received in the previous quarter, respectively.
Sotto also enjoyed a spike in his trust and approval ratings, garnering 73 percent and 77 percent, respectively, versus the previous quarter's 65 percent and 61 percent.
In a statement, Sotto welcomed his improved ratings, saying this was “a reflection not on my leadership but on the institution which I serve.”
“We, at the Senate, dispense our duties not for the sake of high or good ratings but to conscientiously perform our mandate with the public interest in mind,” he said.
“What I can assure, under my leadership, is that the Senate will continue to strive and focus on our legislative work.”
Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin also received a slight rise in his approval rating, garnering 41 percent from last quarter's 38 percent. His trust rating remained unchanged at 35 percent.
In her final week as a government official, former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted official with a 26 percent approval rating and 22 percent trust rating.
The figures were a slight increase from the 22 percent and 19 percent she received in March.
President Rodrigo Duterte remained the most popular public official with 85 percent approval and trust ratings.
The poll, conducted from June 24 to 30, has a ± 2.8 percent error margin.