MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement value for the 2016 elections has been boosted by the jump in his trust ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
“Ito po ay malaking bagay at malaki po ang kanyang endorsement value dahilan po sa bumabalik na tiwala ng taumbayan kay Pangulong Noynoy,” Drilon said in a radio interview.
The latest Pulse Asia survey released Monday showed that Aquino’s trust ratings is now at 50 percent, up from his record-low 36 percent in March.
Drilon, a member of the Aquino-led Liberal Party, said the increase is probably the highest among the trust ratings of past presidents on their last year of their incumbency.
“Kung titingnan mo ang kasaysayan ng ating mga trust rating, ito na siguro ang pinakamataas na trust rating on the last year of the incumbent presidency,” he said.
“Dito po nagpapakita na bumabalik ang tiwala ng taumbayan sa Pangulong Noynoy simula nang nangyari ang Mamasapano,” he added, referring to the January 25 special police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, where over 60 people, including 44 elite policemen, were killed. (MNS)