Philippine's Rodrigo suffers the biggest slump rating of his presidency
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte suffered the biggest rating slump of his presidency in the third quarter, an independent pollster said on Tuesday, amid signs of public unease about rising inflation and the cost of staple foodgrain rice.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte, who has been in office since June 2016, was unperturbed by ratings and was focused on doing his job.
"We are not affected by it because the president will do his best to discharge his duties," Roque told a regular news briefing. "I believe that's still a very good approval rating."
It came amid calls to abolish the grains import agency and in a week when a graft complaint was made against its chief, who has since resigned.
Another pollster, Social Weather Stations, released results this month of a second-quarter poll that showed trust in Duterte had dropped to its lowest level during his presidency, although he maintained a rating of "very good".