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Darkness daw? Roque says Robredo referring to ‘loser politikos’ who want to return to power

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is taking exception to Vice President Leni Robredo’s snide remark that “darkness” has enveloped the country under President Rodrigo Duterte.

“We find Ms. Robredo’s remarks during the anniversary of the Liberal Party completely out of touch with the existing realities on the ground,” said Roque in a statement.

“The darkness that Vice President Robredo may be referring to perhaps pertains to the future of those discredited politicians who wish to return to power,” said Roque.

Robredo was clad in black when she spoke before the remnants of the LP during its 72nd anniversary celebration Friday.

“Many ask us if there is still hope, where we are headed. Darkness envelops us. But we should not lose hope. Our party history is about fighting,” Robredo said.

Roque cited eight statistical data to disprove Robredo’s claim:

1) Third happiest country in the world (Gallup International);

2) Fifth highest country in terms of economic optimism index (Gallup International);

3) Ninety-six of Filipinos entered the new year with hope – the highest recorded since 2002 (Social Weather Stations)

4) Fewer Filipino families considered themselves poor or mahirap (SWS)

5) More than eight out of ten Filipinos trust the President, according to the last quarter 2017 SWS survey.

6) President Duterte is the most approved (at 80%) and the most trusted (at 82%) among the top national officials of this country, according to the last quarter 2017 Pulse Asia survey.

7) Satisfaction with the Duterte administration is excellent (at +70) – the highest recorded for the administration in the last 28 years, according to the last quarter 2017 SWS survey.

8) Net satisfaction rating of the Duterte cabinet remains the highest since 1990 at + 32, according, according to the last quarter 2017 SWS survey.