10/06/2016, 10.04
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76% of Filipinos are "satisfied" with the first 100 days of Duterte

This was revealed by a survey of the Social Weather Stations. Only 11% of voters are dissatisfied. It is the second highest percentage in the history of Philippine presidents. Massacre of alleged drug dealers continues: more than 3 thousand deaths.

 

Manila (AsiaNews / Agencies) - 76% of Filipino voters are satisfied with the work of President Rodrigo Duterte in his first 100 days in office. This was revealed by a survey conducted September 24 to 27 by the non-profit Social Weather Stations research institute (Sws).

According to the data, only 11% of those questioned are "dissatisfied", while 13% are undecided. This results in a "net satisfaction" (percentage of less than satisfied dissatisfied) of 64%, the second highest in the history of Philippine presidents.

 Sws noted that Duterte has received almost a plebiscite in his home province, Mindanao, where he got 88% of the vote.

The result has surprised some observers, since Duterte has become famous in recent months for a tough and bloody campaign against drug traffickers. Since his election, which took place in May 2016 more than 3 thousand drug dealers or alleged drug dealers, have been killed.

The authors of the massacre are members of the police or armed groups. The president compared his war on drugs to the extermination of the Jews operated by Adolf Hitler, saying: "I'd be happy to kill them."

A few weeks ago, a local analyst explained that Duterte is using the rhetoric of "loving father of the nation", the iron fist against alleged drug traffickers and military backing "to restore dictatorship in the country."

The Catholic Church has repeatedly criticized the "war on drugs" and the executive has asked the police to "recapture the spirit of justice."

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