Malacañang on Wednesday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte’s public service for the people will continue until the end of his term.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, acting presidential spokesperson, said Duterte has always been serving to the best interest of the country and the Filipino people, and it will be sustained in the last five months of his term as Philippine president.
Nograles also thanked the public for giving Duterte a “very good” net satisfaction rating of positive 60 based on the December 2021 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
“I think this is unprecedented. Kung ikumpara natin si Pangulong Duterte (if we are to compare President Duterte) at this point that towards the last month of his administration, compared to previous presidents at this point also that towards their respective last months in their administration, si Pangulong Duterte po – kung hindi ako nagkakamali – ang may highest net satisfaction rating, ito iyong December 2021 (if I am not mistaken, he got the highest net satisfaction rating, in this December 2021),” Nograles said.
Nograles said Duterte will work harder until June as his response to the Filipino people who have continued to show their support to the government.
“What is the best for the greatest number, what is…ano ‘yung public service na nakita na natin kay Pangulong Duterte, ipagpatuloy po niya ‘yan hanggang sa katapusan ng kaniyang termino (The public service that we have seen from President Duterte will continue until end of his term,” Nograles said.
Among Duterte’s legacy throughout his presidency are the provision of free irrigation system, free higher and technical education, and free college tuition.
True to his promises during the 2016 elections, Duterte has been sincere in providing solutions to the country’s major problems, such as drugs, criminality, in peace and order, corruption, as well as insurgency among others.
Under the Duterte administration, the country’s Universal Health Care system was improved despite challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nograles also said Duterte has always been determined in pushing effective response strategies on the health crisis.
“Na naging decisive at mabilis po ‘yung aksyon ni Pangulong Duterte at ng kaniyang administrasyon dito sa laban against Covid-19 at ang mamanahin ng susunod ng administrasyon ay mas marami siguro ang 90 million na mga Filipinos ang target natin na fully vaccinated (President Duterte and his administration have been decisive and swift to fight against Covid-19. The next administration will inherit the targeted 90 million fully-vaccinated Filipinos),” he added.
By the end of Duterte’s term, the Palace hopes the public can now go back to the new normal. (PNA)