MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay said the latest Pulse Asia survey showing him bouncing back from a previous approval and trust ratings slump showed the attacks against him have been futile.
In a statement, Binay spokesman Rico Paolo Quicho said: “The latest results of the Pulse Asia Survey show that the people appreciate his hard work and dedication to public service. More importantly, it highlights that attacking the Vice President does not make his political opponents prepared for the job of the presidency.”
Based on the second quarter Pulse Asia survey, Binay got a 58% approval rating, which was up from 46% in March. His trust rating, meanwhile, jumped to 57% from 42%.
During the survey in question, the Senate continued its probe into the alleged corruption issues against Binay. It was also during that time when the Court of Appeals granted a petition to freeze the assets allegedly connected to Binay.
“The Senate investigation is intended to wrongly discredit, through baseless allegations and hearsay, the Vice President’s previous projects in Makati that have successfully uplifted the lives of its residents and exemplified good public service,” Quicho said.
He said Binay will continue doing his job as a government official.
“The Vice President will continue with his public service and concentrate to fight poverty and rising income inequality. He will move for inclusive economic growth while others play petty politics. The Vice President’s political opponents’ rhetoric does not match their record,” he said.
The trust and approval survey comes days after the presidential survey, which saw Senator Grace Poe overtaking Binay’s lead. (MNS)