Support for Duterte slips away as more Filipinos expect lives to get worse in the next 12 months

Advocacy group Tindig Pilipinas foresees a decline in the number of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that 43% of Filipinos expect their lives to worsen in the next 12 months.

Tindig Pilipinas convenor Sylvia Claudio said the “slipping of support” for Duterte is due to his mishandling of several national issues, including the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines. She added that the survey suggests that Filipinos disapprove the government’s actions against ABS-CBN.

Despite the current “political unrest,” Claudio stressed that Duterte might show a return of the “same controlling, harsh militaristic police measures that the President has been very fond of from day one in terms of meeting any crisis” in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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