Robredo's trust rating soars to 52 percent, from "good" to "very good" - SWS

Vice President Leni Robredo (ctto)

Manila, Philippines – The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that Vice President Leni Robredo’s net trust rating went up high to 52 percent in December.

66 percent of those who answered the surveyed said that they have much trust in her.

The SWS conducted the poll from December 8 to 16 of 2017, reveals that Robredo gained 16 points higher than her 36 percent score in September.

Among the respondents of the survey, 14 percent said that they had little trust in her. 

Her score of 52 percent was rated as “very good” by SWS.

“I am very happy because it only shows that we are going in the right direction,” Robredo said in an interview.

She highlighted that her office’s Angat Buhay Program which links communities in need to private organizations help for funding social services.

“A16-point increase is a big help and it inspires us to help more people in need,” Robredo added.

Her latest SWS score was the third time that she got a net trust rating above 50 percent. So far, her highest recorded net trust rating was in June 2016, when she got 63 percent.

The vice president scored highest in Mindanao region with a 50 percent net trust rating, which is 26 points higher than her 24 percent in September 2017.

Her ratings also soared high in Visayas, with up to 64 percent versus the 48 percent in September last year, and balance rating in Luzon, which was 56 percent from 40 percent.

However, Robredo’s net trust rating in Metro Manila only scored 27 percent or a five point increase from September.

Meanwhile, Robredo also reacted over the alleged proposals of some allies of President Rodrigo Duterte in Congress to abolish her office, as well as the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Judicial and Bar Council to give way to Federal government.

“The Vice President is there to work with the President; is there in the event that something happens to the President, so the succession would not be a burden to our country. My election as Vice President…the mandate that was given to me was six years. Only the electorate can revoke that mandate because they are the ones who gave me that mandate,” She said, addressing the reporters at the sidelines during her visit in a school in Tandang Sora, as part of her office’s initiative.

“In the event that the voters would say that they don’t need the Vice President anymore, we will and always respect their wishes. But this [removal of the Vice President]should be a genuine clamor from the people, not from a few politicians,” Robredo added.

She also warned against the haphazard in changing the 1987 Constitution. 

“Our Constitution provides for our rights and obligations. That is why it is important for government institutions to hear what our people have to say about this initiative,” She said.

 Source: Manila Times

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