Panelo says favorable survey results ‘inspiration’ to gov’t to continue working

Published October 26, 2018, 3:26 PM

by Francine Ciasico


By Genalyn Kabiling

The latest survey showing majority of Filipinos believe the country was moving in the right direction serves as an “inspiration” to the government to continue to serve the people well, Malacañang said Friday.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said they welcome the survey results that indicated the sustained public confidence in President Duterte.

“We view this as a reflection of our people’s continued trust and confidence in the President and an affirmation that the policies and programs of the current administration are on the right track. PRRD emphasized in numerous occasions that as government workers, we are here to serve the people. Our objective as public servants is thus being able to perform our respective duties well,” Panelo said in a statement.

“Therefore, we treat the results of this recent survey not as an accolade but as an inspiration for our men and women in the government as they persist in carrying on with their roles in the service,” he added.

The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, conducted last September, showed 75 percent of Filipinos said the country was in the right direction, from the 70 percent recorded lat June. Around 22 percent of Filipinos believed the country was in the wrong path while 3 percent did not give any comment.

Panelo said they hope the latest poll results would entice the people to rally behind the government’s goal to bring comfortable lives for Filipinos.

“We hope this strong public appreciation, which is seen in the uptick of survey numbers in all geographic areas (Metro Manila, from 57% to 65%; Balance Luzon, from 68% to 73%; Visayas from 66% to 69%; and Mindanao from 87% to 89%), would further engage our people in supporting this administration in building a nation where all Filipinos can experience comfortable and decent lives under a trustworthy government,” he said.

“Together, let us work hand in hand to realize the President’s vision for the Philippines,” he added.