U.N. rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

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U.N. rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Friday for an international investigation into unlawful deaths and police killings linked to a crackdown on drugs in the Philippines.

The 11 independent experts accused President Rodrigo Duterte of publicly intimidating activists and Supreme Court judges, degrading women and inciting violence against alleged drug pushers and others.

There was no immediate response from Duterte or the Manila government. He came to power in 2016 promising to eradicate drugs and crime, and this year said he would step up that campaign.

The experts urged the U.N. Human Rights Council, whose 47 member states open a three-week session on June 24, to launch an independent inquiry into what they called a sharp deterioration in human rights across the country.

"We have recorded a staggering number of unlawful deaths and police killings in the context of the so-called war on drugs, as well as killings of human rights defenders," said the experts who included Agnes Callamard, the U.N. investigator on extrajudicial executions.

“The Government has shown no indication that they will step up to fulfil their obligation to conduct prompt and full investigations into these cases,” they added in their joint statement issued in Geneva.

The top enforcer of the war on drugs in the Philippines last month dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate could insulate him from legal action.

Ronald dela Rosa, Duterte's top lieutenant in the crackdown, and the government insist that the more than 5,000 suspected drug dealers whom police have killed in anti-narcotics operations had all put up a fight.



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    Duterte urges public to kill criminals


    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.

    His announcement late Saturday came as other officials began paying bounties for slain criminals in an apparent attempt to ride on Duterte's success.

    Duterte won the presidential election last month, running on a platform of anti-crime campaign.

    After previously saying he would unleash the military and police on criminals, Duterte said the public could go after them as well.

    "If they are there in your neighborhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support," he told his cheering followers.

    "If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him," he said, adding: "I will give you a medal."

    He stressed that drug addicts could not be rehabilitated and warned, "if you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a *****, I will really kill you."

    Duterte reiterated that his anti-crime campaign would be "a bloody war," as he offered money for slain drug lords.

    "I will pay, for a drug lord: five million (pesos)($107,000) if he is dead. If he is alive, only 4.999 million," he laughed.

    Duterte, who takes office on June 30.

    He also offered smaller amounts for lower-ranked figures involved in the drug trade.

    He did not say how a private citizen could identify suspects.

    Duterte had been linked to vigilante "death squads" that have killed scores of people in Davao City and had vowed to widen his campaign when he becomes president.

    Others have followed his lead with the elected mayor of the central city of Cebu, Tomas Osmeña, admitting he paid more than $3,000 to police officers for killing drug traffickers.

    Duterte and other officials had brushed aside warnings from human rights groups about the dangers of such a policy.

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    June 5, 2019_Navotas_ Cristina grieves at the mortuary after the death of another son JayR.
    Back in March of 2017, her older son Anthony was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting drunk, police claimed that they had already released Anthony after getting sobered up, three days later they found Anthony's body along the coastline of baywalk, Tanza, Navotas
    Today another son was killed during a police operation that claimed the life of three individuals.

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    Let the enemies of the state and their supporters from foreign soil be forewarned that no amount of destructive narratives against this government will envelope it with the appearance of pretended truth to hoodwink the Filipino people in embracing it.

    The eleven (11) UN Special Rapporteurs' act of peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts, adulterated with malicious imputations against the constituted authorities, smacks of unpardonable intrusions on our sovereignty.

    Declare all 11 of them persona non grata!

    Here's what US did:

    A State Department spokesperson reiterated that the U.S. would "take the necessary steps to protect its sovereignty and to protect our people from unjust investigation and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC)."

    U.S. revokes visa of International Criminal Court chief prosecutor

    We should do the same:

    "We reject this call as it is being made in bad faith by parties who want to undermine domestic processes and spread disinformation, on the basis of one-sided reports coming from questionable sources,”

    DFA rejects UN call for independent probe of drug war killings


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    Where is Margarita “Gingging” Valle and why was she nabbed at the Laguindingan airport?

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) – Fidelina Margarita “Gingging Avellanosa – Valle,” a development worker and freelance writer was arrested Sunday morning at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental, her arrest she reported by phone to a nun before she was forcibly taken away by the arresting team.

    Sister Mila Gimeno of the Missionaries of the Assumption (MA) told MindaNews Sunday that she received a frantic call from the 61-year old Valle at around 10:07 a.m., informing her that she was being arrested and that she would be brought to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)

    Valle, married with four children and two grandchildren, was at the Laguindingan Airport awaiting her flight back to Davao City where she resides, when she was arrested. Before that she was in Pagadian City for a training-workshop.

    The nun said she could hear a commotion in the background and heard Valle ask the arresting officer why she was being arrested but was told to just go with them to the CIDG office.

    “She was forcibly arrested. Forceful gyud,” recalled Sister Mila. But she also said Valle kept asserting her rights, questioning the arresting team on the basis for her arrest.

    Before their phone connection was cut, Sister Mila heard Valle say “gibira na ko, gibira na ko” (they’re pulling me, they’re pulling me). The nun said she tried to call Valle several times after that but could no longer contact her.

    Valle, a 1982 graduate of BA Communication Arts at the Ateneo de Davao University, was a reporter of the Media Mindanao News Service from the 1980s until it ceased operations in1996. She was a correspondent of Mr & Ms Special Edition until the People Power ousted the Marcoses in 1986. She also served as Administrative Officer of MindaNews on its first year in 2001.

    Valle was a columnist of SunStar Davao until early 2018. She now writes a column, Kanak Gamay na Kyatigaman (My Little Understanding) for the online paper, Davao Today, as Fides Avellanosa.

    She went into development work and teaching, did consultancy work and served as volunteer in projects on Indigenous Peoples and is presently doing research work for the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines while completing a book with Sister Mila on the MA’s 30-year history.

    She finished her MA in Humanities, Major in Women Studies at the St. Scholastica’s College Manila and Assumption College of Davao in 2010.

    Arrest confirmed but…

    Valle’s son, Rius, told MindaNews that as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, they have not heard from their mom.

    Family members are worried about Valle’s health condition as the 61-year old is hypertensive, asthmatic, has allergic rhinitis and amoebiasis.

    In Cagayan de Oro, Maj. Napoleon Carpio of CIDG-10 (Northern Mindanao) confirmed the arrest of Valle to CDO-based reporters but said it was CIDG-9 that conducted the arrest.

    Lawyer Beverly Musni, who is looking into Valle’s arrest, said she was also informed that Valle is not in the custody of CIDG 10.

    MindaNews is still checking with CIDG-9 (Western Mindanao / Zamboanga region) based in Zamboanga City.

    Various fields

    Valle worked on various issues – human rights, women, Indigenous Peoples, disaster risk reduction, peace, ecology, children, among others.

    She was Project Coordinator, Enhancing Capacities in Disaster Risk Reduction Management for More Resilient Peoples and Communities, Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. (MISFI); was Communication and Advocacy Officer of SUCCEED Solidarity for Global Peace, Ecology, and Inclusive Economic Development (SUCCCED Global); authored a case study on the ECOWEB non-government organization as commissioned by SUCCEED, Inc. on the Inclusive Economic Development in Muslim Mindanao in 2014; wrote the NorthEastern Mindanao Regional Assessment for the Act for Peace from August 2010; co-edited the Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of some municipalities in the Province of Agusan del Norte for the International Labor Organization (ILO); acted as part-time Human Resource Development Officer for Pilipinhon Development Cooperative; documented Philippine Equity Foundation’s (PEF)Community trainings on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); developed and maintained the PEF’s blog on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) while also acting as communication specialist for the program.

    Valle co-edited the coffeetable book of Act for Peace in Mindanao published in 2009; contributed to the WomenWise column of the Mindanao Times Daily in Davao City; wrote for the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN); wrote the Mindanao Report on Children’s Rights Implementation for the United Nations Child’s Rights Committee (UNCRC) in August 2008; was media consultant for various international non-government such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other local private organizations doing research, documentation, monitoring of projects and evaluation for over 20 years; did advocacy work for development among grassroots organizations and human rights groups; wrote and published a book entitled The Vision and the Visionaries which detailed the historical developments of the Davao Medical School Foundations and its beginning; monitored and evaluated development projects of non-government organizations including the Media Communications Program of the United Nations Multi-donor Program3 (UNMDP3) all over Mindanao in 2003; and assisted in skills training on basic communication, documentation, research and publications management among different groups including students, professionals and development workers.

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    Duterte Denies Ordering Drug Killings as UN Experts Urge Probe

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he never ordered police to kill suspects in his campaign against illegal drugs, as human rights experts from the United Nations called for a probe into the deaths.

    “I did not say: kill this person because he’s a drug pusher or drug importer. What I said to them: ‘Destroy the apparatus of the drug organization’,” Duterte said in an interview with a local religious leader, according to transcript released Saturday.

    UN human rights experts, in a statement released Friday, called for an independent investigation into alleged human rights violations in the Philippines, including supposed unlawful killings brought about by Duterte’s drug war. More than 5,000 drug suspects have died in police operations since the president assumed office in 2016, based on latest government data.

    Duterte’s spokesman, Salvador Panelo, described the UN expert’s call for an investigation as an intrusion of Philippine sovereignty. “All these special rapporteurs can present are general allegations culled from false information,” he said in a statement Saturday.

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    Philippine President-Elect Urges Citizens to Shoot and Kill Drug Dealers

    Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged citizens to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest, saying he’d reward those who take matters into their own hands.

    The newly-elected leader encouraged residents to help in the government’s fight against crime and the illegal drug trade during a nationally-televised speech, CBS News reports. “Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun—you have my support,” said Duterte, 71.

    “You can kill him,” he said of drug dealers who show violent resistance. “Shoot him and I’ll give you a medal.”

    Duterte won the presidential election last month. He has previously said he intends to bring back capital punishment and may give police shoot-to-kill powers.

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    CIDG frees journalist, admitting ‘case of mistaken identity’

    PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines — The arrest of a veteran community journalist, 61-year-old Margarita Valle, was a case of mistaken identity.

    The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) here admitted the mistake after holding Valle around close to nine hours on Sunday by virtue a nearly decade-old arrest warrant for a murder case.

    Valle’s full name is Fedelina Margarita Avellanosa Valle. She was mistaken for Elsa Renton — also known as Tina Maglaya and Fidelina Margarita Valle.

    Renton, a suspected member of the communist movement, is the subject of a 2006 arrest warrant for arson and a 2011 arrest warrant for multiple murder with quadruple frustrated murder and damage to government property.

    These details were provided by Virginia Pestañas, a member of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), which coordinated with the CIDG for Valle’s release.

    Arrested on the way home to Davao City

    Valle, 61, was at Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental when arrested by CIDG agents at 10:30 a.m.

    Valle, a mother of four, just came from a training workshop with the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City and was waiting for her flight to Davao City when arrested.

    Her whereabouts were unknown for several hours.

    Then, in a telephone interview with the INQUIRER at past 6 p.m., Col. Tom Tuzon, director of the CIDG in the Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9), regional said Valle was in their custody in Pagadian City, which is around 200 kilometers — or about four hours travel time — from the Laguindingan airport.

    Valle walked out of the CDIG office here at 9:38 p.m. after her release was coordinated with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Zamboanga del Sur.

    Sgt. Antonio Detolios of the CIDG in Zamboanga del Sur told reporters waiting outside the CIDG office here that Valle’s arrest was “a case of mistaken identity.”

    Not harmed but rights violated

    “I was not harmed,” Valle said following her release.

    She said, however, that her rights were violated because she was forced to go with the arresting team without counsel.

    She said her supposed arrest warrants were flashed before her, but she was not allowed to read them.

    “They took [my] pictures, but they did not ascertain of my identity. For so many hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., I have no contact with my family since they took my cellphone. That by itself is a violation,” she said.

    Valle said she wanted everything about her arrest to be noted so that President Rodrigo Duterte would know that what was done to her was not right.

    “Anybody can be arrested by allegations. Anybody is vulnerable,” she said.

    He said that when they arrived at the CIDG, they immediately took her mugshots and fingerprints despite her insistence that her identity could be easily verified by searching for her name on Google.

    “My life is an open book,” she said.

    Spending the night at Bishop’s House

    Valle was escorted by Pestañas and other TFDP members to the Bishop’s House in Barangay Balangasan in this city.

    There she was met by nuns and priests, led by Bishop Ronald Lunas of the Diocese of Pagadian.

    Valle would spend the night at the Bishop’s House before returning home to Davao City.

    Seasoned journalist

    The National Union of Journalist in the Philippines (NUJP) – Davao Chapter strongly condemned the Valle’s arrest.

    The organization said it was unlikely that the arresting officer would not know her as she had been a community reporter for nearly four decades, starting in the 1980s.

    Valle was one of the pioneers Media Mindanao News Service during the Marcos regime. Later, Valle also became an administrative officer for MindaNews in 2001 and a writer for Sunstar Davao until 2018.

    “Aside from being a seasoned journalist with vast experience in reporting various issues in Mindanao, Valle is also known for her community development work partnering with different nongovernment organizations focusing on Peace Development, Environmental Protection and community capacity and ability programs. She is also active in advocating for Human Rights in Mindanao,” the NUJP-Davao chapter said.

    “Valle’s arrest adds up to the growing number of trump up charges against people with critical views of the Duterte administration and human rights violations committed by state forces under the guise of Martial Law implementation in Mindanao,” it added.

    It said that the arrest of Valle showed “a clear twisted logic of the Duterte administration that foolishly believes in the conspiracy theory of people linking with the communist party using same pretext and plot weaved by past administrations.”

    The group also feared that the community journalists in Mindanao would become targets of threats, harassment, and killings, especially with Mindanao still under martial law.

    In a separate statement, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said the charges against Valle were not only meant to silence her but also intended “to send a chilling message to others like her that they can be put in a similar situation once they continue with their advocacies.”

    “The supposed charges against her are clearly trumped-up and are designed to unjustly harass and vilify her, considering her advocacy for the lumads and for peace in Mindanao, both as a journalist and as an academician,” Zarate said.

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    Over two dozen countries seek UN probe on PHL drug war killings

    GENEVA — More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.

    Iceland submitted the draft resolution backed by mainly European states, they said. The text urges the government to prevent extrajudicial executions and marks the first time that the Human Rights Council is being asked to address the crisis.

    The Duterte government has insisted the more than 5,000 suspected drug dealers killed by police in anti-narcotics operations all put up a fight.

    But activists say that at least 27,000 have been killed since Duterte was elected in 2016 on a platform of crushing crime and that Myka, a three-year-old shot during a police raid last weekend, is among the latest victims.

    "Here we are three years later with 27,000 killed, among the most impoverished, in a massive crackdown. That is a conservative estimate," Ellecer "Budit" Carlos of the Manila-based group iDefend told Reuters.

    "In a non-armed conflict context, this is the worst case of extrajudicial killings globally," he said after urging the council to act.

    The Geneva forum is to vote on the resolution before ending its three-week session on July 12. The Philippines is among its current 47 members.

    Carlos conceded that Asian countries are unlikely to vote in favor of the text, adding: "I think it will be a close shave".

    One Asian ambassador, speaking on condition of anonymity, indicated that his country would not support it, telling Reuters: "There are worse things happening in the world."

    But activists say the Council and the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet must shine a light on the situation.

    "For us a primary priority for this session is the situation in the Philippines," said Laila Matar of Human Rights Watch.

    "Bodies continue to pile up in Manila and other urban areas, again in the context of the war on drugs which we have seen is very much a war against the poor, impoverished and marginalized communities, which are the biggest victims," she said.

    It occurs in a wider context of "attacks on human rights defenders, media activists, journalists, anyone who really dares to speak up against the killings," she added.

    "Police accounts of drug raids are not reliable – the officers enforcing the 'drug war' have been shown to plant weapons and drugs to justify the killings," Matar told the Council this week.

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    Philippines officials hit for conduct in Geneva rights meet

    MANILA, Philippines — Rights defenders have expressed dismay over the behavior of Philippine officials, including government supporters, during the 41st session of the  (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Carlos Conde, Philippines researcher at Human Rights Watch (HRW) based in Manila, said the Philippine delegation, led by Undersecretary Severo Catura, walked out during an informal session on June 25 to discuss the Iceland-initiated resolution on the Philippines.

    “Catura had just delivered a long, blistering attack against the resolution, in which he accused Iceland and others of bullying the Philippines,” he said.

    Human Rights Watch said the Philippine officials’ behavior was not only shocking and irresponsible but it also showed the Duterte administration’s desperation to deflect the issues raised in the resolution.

    “These officials have been waging a deceitful disinformation campaign to block the passage of the resolution, which the Human Rights Council will likely vote on before the session ends on July 12,” Conde said.

    The draft resolution, reportedly backed by some European states, requests the UNHRC to address the deaths related to the drug campaign and calls on the Philippine government to facilitate country visits by UN special rapporteurs.

    “The resolution is modest. It asks the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report on the human rights situation in the Philippines and urges the Philippine government to cooperate by allowing UN experts to visit the country,” Human Rights Watch said.

    Conde also pointed out that Rosario Manalo, a former top Philippine diplomat to the ASEAN, accused Iceland and other countries that support the resolution of hypocrisy and interfering in the affairs of the Philippines.

    “She lambasted Philippine human rights groups, calling them treacherous and accusing them of being paid to do their human rights work,” he said.

    The government claims that the Philippine National Police is investigating the thousands of killings in the country’s drug war and cites all sorts of figures.

    Conde, however, that since President Duterte began his anti-drug campaign in June 2016, only one case – out of the official death toll of more than 6,600 – has resulted in the criminal conviction of police officers.

    Human Rights Watch said the Department of Justice has fewer than 100 cases in various stages of investigation and prosecution.

    “The government and police fail to mention that most of the cases against police officers they say are being investigated are merely administrative, not criminal, cases, and that the strictest punishment is reassignment to another post or removal from service. In fact, police officials involved in the drug war are more likely to be promoted than disciplined,” Conde said.

    The group said the government also extols the country’s human rights legislation and internal rights systems.

    “Yes, the Philippines has a number of good human rights laws – on paper. And there is not just a national human rights commission, but also human rights offices in both the police and the military. But the issue has always been political will and enforcement. The Philippines has had a poor human rights record even before Mr. Duterte became president, because the government institutions needed to protect and promote human rights have failed in their responsibilities,” Conde said.

    He likewise said that Duterte’s actions have been particularly egregious. “He (Duterte) has instigated the police killings and incited the public’s response in urging the drug war killings, and assured law enforcement officers that those implicated in abuses will have his protection. He even promised to pardon police officers who are convicted.”

    “Finally, the government asserts that it has made inroads in protecting the rights of women and children and that it has reduced crime and poverty, among others. These may well be the case, but it cites these gains as if improvements in one area justify abuses in others. They don’t,” Conde added.

    Human Rights Watch stressed that governments responsible for grave abuses almost invariably try to put a spin on their records before international bodies.

    “But the mountain of evidence gathered by domestic and international human rights groups, the media and even by government bodies such as the Commission on Human Rights would make contesting those findings an impossible undertaking. That, more than anything, explains why the Philippine government is resorting to harassment and vilification. One hopes the UN member-countries will recognize that as well,” Conde said.

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    Kala ko ba matapang kayo? Drilon urges admin to respond to Amnesty Int’l report on EJKs

    Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Duterte administration to respond to alleged cases of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) linked to the relentless war against illegal drugs in the country.

    Drilon made the reaction after the Human Rights Organization – Amnesty International called for the United Nations (UN) to immediately investigate human rights abuses in drug operations that they said target only the poor.

    “Human rights knows no international borders, it is not bound by territories and the UN is precisely there because of the need to impose World order that is why we participate even in peace keeping missions because such problems transcend beyond boundaries,” Drilon pointed out.

    The senator further discredit claims that Amnesty International is only politicizing alleged EJK cases and responded that the government should never the less answer the accusations.

    “Amnesty International is an international organization that enjoys a certain degree of credibility in so far as the world stage is concerned and therefore we must respond to these (EJKs) cases,” Drilon added.

    In the case of human rights, Drilon reminded the government that the Philippines as a member state of the U.N., it is a signatory to many international contentions.

    However, Drilon admitted the administration has an option not to respond to allegations of human rights abuses despite pressure from the international communities. (Shane Juan)

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    SWS: Duterte’s net satisfaction rating hits new record high

    Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am

    MANILA, Philippines — Public satisfaction with President Duterte rose to a new record high in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

    The survey, taken from June 22 to 26, found 80 percent of adult Filipinos satisfied and 12 percent dissatisfied with the performance of Duterte, for a net satisfaction score of “very good” +68.

    The remaining nine percent of 1,200 respondents were undecided with regard to the President’s performance.

    Duterte’s latest net satisfaction score surpassed the previous record of +66, also very good, in March 2019 and June 2017.

    The two-point increase in Duterte’s net satisfaction rating from March 2019 to June 2019 was due to an increase in the rest of Luzon, offset by declines in Mindanao, the Visayas and Metro Manila, the SWS said.

    His net satisfaction rating stayed very good in balance Luzon, at a new record high +65 (78 percent satisfied, 13 percent dissatisfied) in June, up by nine points from +56 (73 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied) in March. It also surpassed the previous record of very good +60 in December 2016.

    It stayed excellent in Mindanao, at +81 (88 percent satisfied, eight percent dissatisfied), although down by seven points from the record-high +88 (92 percent satisfied, five percent dissatisfied).

    Duterte’s rating remained very good in the Visayas, at +66 (77 percent satisfied, 12 percent dissatisfied) in June, although down by three points from +69 (81 percent satisfied, 12 percent dissatisfied) in March.

    It also stayed very good in Metro Manila, at +59 (73 percent satisfied, 14 percent dissatisfied) in June, despite dropping by two points from +61 (76 percent satisfied, 14 percent dissatisfied) in March.

    The SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings as +70 and above, “excellent”; +50 to +69, “very good”; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; -70 and below, “execrable.”

    In urban areas, Duterte’s net satisfaction stayed very good, at +67 (79 percent satisfied, 12 percent dissatisfied) in June 2019, up by five points from +62 (77 percent satisfied, 14 percent dissatisfied) in March 2019.

    His net satisfaction in rural areas also remained very good, at +68 (80 percent satisfied, 11 percent dissatisfied) in June, although down by one point from the record-high +69 (81 percent satisfied, 12 percent dissatisfied) in March.

    By socio-economic class, the President’s net satisfaction rating stayed very good in class E, at a new record-high +68 (81 percent satisfied, 13 percent dissatisfied) in June 2019, up by 10 points from +58 (74 percent satisfied, 16 percent dissatisfied) in March 2019. This surpassed the previous record of very good +67 in June 2017.

    It was still very good in class D or the masa, maintaining the record-high +68 in June (79 percent satisfied, 11 percent dissatisfied) from March (80 percent satisfied, 12 percent dissatisfied).

    Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/07/09/1933259/sws-dutertes-net-satisfaction-rating-hits-new-record-high#KuIYwXopf5YEwSWW.99

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