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Duterte doesn’t care about ratings: Election’s over. I don’t have to be popular

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President Rodrigo Duterte does not care if public satisfaction with him drops since he’s no longer campaigning.

In a press briefing Friday (April 13) after returning from China and Hong Kong, Duterte said he’s focused on fulfilling his campaign promises such as fighting corruption and illegal drugs, and seeking peace agreements with communists and Muslim groups.

“I am willing to go minus 10, decrescent. I do not care. Tapos na ako. I do not have to be popular because I do not need it,” he said.

Duterte said that if he were running for an elective post, he might be concerned about his ratings.

“Ngayon tapos na ‘yan. I do not care about how you rate me. That is not my job. My job is not to watch for these rates. My job is to implement what I promised,” he said.

Results of the SWS poll conducted from March 23 to 27 showed Duterte’s net satisfaction rating at +56, or slightly lower than the +58 he got in December last year.

Seventy percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the President’s performance while 14 percent of Filipinos are dissatisfied with him.

The remaining 17 percent are undecided.