‘UN video behind Robredo rating dip’

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VICE President Leni Robredo’s controversial video message to the United Nations (UN) about the government’s campaign against illegal drugs could be behind the drop in her satisfaction ratings, according to a political analyst.

Professor Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), said the 11-point dip in Robredo’s ratings was beyond the “normal range.”

In the latest Social Weather Stations survey held from March 25 to 28, Robredo got a “moderate” +26 net satisfaction rating, one grade down from the “good” +37 she received in December last year.

She registered the biggest decline in ratings among top government officials.


Aside from the UN video controversy, the opposition’s vague role and the weak projection of its position on raging issues also contributed to her satisfaction rating, Casiple said.

Robredo is the chairperson of the Liberal Party.

The vice president drew flak last month because of the video message she sent during the 60th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND) wherein she criticized the illegal drug war of the administration.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd was one of those who demanded that Robredo rectify some of her claims, particularly that part when she said that more than 7,000 people were victims of extra judicial killings.
Casiple said Robredo should not shrug off her waning ratings.

“It (decline) is not within the normal range and although it is still good, she needs to pay more attention,” he explained.

But LP said that the 11-point drop was expected.

Senator Francis Pangilinan, president of the erstwhile ruling party, said Robredo’s satisfactory ratings declined because some sectors “may not be in agreement with her positions on several issues.”

Pangilinan noted that even President Rodrigo Duterte satisfaction rating dropped by seven percentage points.

“The 11-point drop means that a segment of the population may not be in agreement with a number of positions she has taken, but that is expected as well,” Pangilinan said.

The camp of Robredo took the drop in her rating in stride, saying it is a reminder to “do better.”

“We take every survey as a continuing challenge to do better and make a bigger difference in the lives of the marginalized,” Georgina Hernandez, the spokesperson for the Vice President, said in a statement.

“We are grateful for the continued trust of our fellow Filipinos in the recent SWS satisfaction ratings. The support of the majority is an encouragement to Vice President Leni Robredo, who is working with communities and partners to address poverty around the country,” Hernandez added.
with Llanesca T. Panti

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6 Comments

  1. Robert James on

    Oh right, she is a vice president that is useless, protects the interest of the illicit drug industry, a useless to the interest of the public but useful for the elite and oligarch who like to run this Beloved Country of ours so that we can be forever peons and servants to them, not anymore! Change has come and this fight will not be won by the few, who treat this country as their bank account and wants us to be ignorant but by many who are enlightened and love this Country..

  2. The ratings drop is expected. What is not expected is that it is only by 11%. She is a useless and untrustworthy public official who would not hesitate to do the bidding of the Liberal Party regardless of whether it is good for the country or not. Her UN fiasco has done unforgivable damage to the reputation of the country. With the many challenges that the Philippines is facing, it is unfortunate that the President does not have a second in command he can trust enough to help him move the country forward.

  3. Support of the majority? What is Georgina talking about? What majority is that! Did she realized that from Sept 2016 to Dec 2016 more Filipinos are dissatisfied with her! And more and more were dissatisfied going to March 2017. The trend is going down in 12% and 11%!!

  4. Bonifacio Claudio on

    The group Leni-LP-Yellows are feigning to be makabayan (patriotic) by lying through their teeth, but TRAITORS to Inang Bayang Pilipinas in THOUGHT, in WORDS, and in DEED… The likes of Duterte are “tunay na mga Pilipino sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa”.

  5. I felt sorry for the embassy people in London, they were trying very hard to entice tourist to our country and Robrredo just destroyed their efforts in one video full of fake data. What an unpatriotic woman.