SWS: Fewer Filipinos believe Duterte can deliver on most/all promises


Posted at Nov 05 2017 02:21 PM | Updated as of Nov 05 2017 02:41 PM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during his arrival speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 31, 2017. Joey Dalumpines, Malacanang Photo

MANILA - The number of Filipinos who expect President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill most or all of his promises has fallen to 35 percent from 63 percent in 2016, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The nationwide survey conducted September 23-27, 2017 among 1,500 respondents shows that 8 percent of Filipinos expect the President to fulfill all of his promises, while 27 percent are expecting him to fulfill most of his promises. 

57 percent expect him to fulfill "a few" promises, while 6 percent see him fulfilling "none, or almost none" of his promises. 

SWS said they asked the respondents, "how many of the promises of Pres. Rody Duterte can be fulfilled?" with the response options "all, nearly all, almost none, or none."

When this was asked in March 2017, 52 percent of the respondents said they expect Duterte to fulfill all or most of his promises.

Compared to the March 2017 statistics, SWS said expectations that the President can fulfill all or nearly all of his promises fell in Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. It also fell across all social classes.

Among President Duterte's promises when he was campaigning was ridding the country of illegal drugs in just 3-6 months. He also vowed to end the practice of "endo" among workers.

During his first State of the Nation Address, he also vowed to go after police "scalawags," intensify anti-terrorism efforts, implement tax reforms, and pursue peace efforts with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, among others.