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Pressure: Kiko says pressure on ‘most trusted’ President Duterte to deliver on campaign promises

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Senator Francis Pangilinan on Sunday said the high approval and trust ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte have put more pressure on him to deliver on campaign promises.

“The high ratings bring with it an even higher expectation on the part of the people for him to make good on his promises to address the traffic, corruption and criminality and joblessness and poverty,” Pangilinan said.

The president of the Liberal Party (LP) was reacting to Duterte’s achievement of having the highest average approval and trust ratings, upon assuming office, compared to the last three presidents.

“It is not surprising given the poll results since he took office in 2016 July,” Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan was apparently referring to the wide lead enjoyed by Duterte in the last presidential race, compared to his opponents, as the latter received nearly 40 percent of the voting population.

The LP’s standard bearer, former Interior Sec. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was only at 23.4 percent.

Pulse Asia said Duterte was the most trusted president compared to former Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Joseph Estrada. Dutertehad an initial rating of 91 percent when he assumed office last year.