Robredo's 'quiet yet committed' efforts led to approval, trust ratings rise: spox


Posted at Dec 23 2019 11:07 AM

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo's "quiet yet committed efforts" led to the rise of her trust and approval ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey, her spokesman said Monday.

The second-in-command's approval rating rose to 58 percent from her previous 50 percent grade in September, while her trust numbers climbed 7 notches to 53 percent.

"We are humbled by and grateful for our fellow Filipinos' continued trust and support for the Vice President," Barry Gutierrez said in a statement.

"This will serve as further encouragement to work even harder for the lives, welfare, and rights of every Filipino family, especially the underprivileged and marginalized."

The December 3 to 8 survey was conducted following Robredo's brief stint as co-chair of government's anti-narcotics campaign, which she led alongside Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino.

As drug war co-chair, Robredo pushed for a community-based rehabilitation that treats drug addiction as a public health issue and not a purely law enforcement problem.

Robredo earlier said her upcoming report on the drug war would respond to claims contained in a new government documentary and magazine defending President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign promise, which has killed thousands in the past 3 years.