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Kaya ba umiiwas? Duterte gets ‘moderate’ rating in recovering Marcos ill-gotten wealth

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The Duterte administration’s efforts in recovering the multibillion-dollar ill-gotten wealth stolen by the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos leaves much to be desired, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Results of the second quarter survey, which was first published in Business World Tuesday (August 29), showed that satisfaction with the government’s efforts to recover the Marcoses wealth stood at only a “moderate” +26.

SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings of at least +70 as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “very good; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to –9, “neutral”; -10 to –29, “poor”; -30 to –49, “bad”; -50 to –69, “very bad”; as well as –70 and below as “execrable.”

The SWS survey was conducted from June 23 to 26 with 1,200 respondents nationwide. It has a margin of error of ±3 points for national percentages and ±6 points for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Duterte has seemingly distanced himself from the Marcoses since fulfilling his campaign promise of burying the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

On Monday (August 28), the President immediately walked past the former President’s daughter, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, after greeting her at the Libingan ng mga Bayani for a ceremony to mark the National Heroes’ Day.

Imee lost the chance to linger longer with the President since she was whisked away to the side by members of the Presidential Security Group.

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