Duterte’s Popularity Plummets Low as Promises Still Need Fulfillment

During the election campaign and even in his SONA, the President Rodrigo Duterte has been stern in his promises to get rid with the illegal drug problem in just 3 to 6 months or even as swift as possible. Unfortunately, he failed to fulfill this promise with the excuse that he was unable to fully see the magnitude of the problem when he was still campaigning. He also promised to end ENDO but until now such a plan is still unrealized.

With all these promises unfulfilled and with other programs still on the works the public has become weary and anxious. As a result a number of Filipinos who still believe that President Duterte can deliver his promises significantly dropped from 35 percent to 63 percent this is according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)

With 1,500 respondents from the entire country, shows that 8 percent of Filipinos are still mesmerized by the President’s charm and believe and expect that he can still deliver his promises, while a good number of 27 percent are expecting that he still have to work it on harder.

Unfortunately 6 percent of Filipinos believe that he hasn’t really done any significant change at all. Majority which comprises 57 percent believe that he has only fulfilled a “FEW” promises.

Compared to the March 2017 statistics, SWS said expectations that the President can fulfill all or nearly all of his promises fell in Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. It also fell across all social classes.