MORE than half of Filipinos consider that publishing something vital of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is harmful, in response to the most recent Social Climate Stations (SWS) survey.
Based mostly on a set of in-person interviews that concerned 1,500 adults, 65% agreed that it was harmful to “publish or broadcast something vital of the administration, even when it’s the fact,” SWS mentioned on Friday.
Of those that had been interviewed, 29% strongly agreed with the assertion, whereas 37% mentioned they “considerably agreed.” Those that disagreed had been at 16% whereas 18% had been undecided.
Presidential spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr., requested to touch upon the most recent SWS ballot, mentioned Filipinos shouldn’t doubt administration’s respect without spending a dime speech as a result of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, as a lawyer, upholds the 1987 Constitution’s Invoice of Rights.
“Si Presidente Duterte naman po, bilang isang abugado ay sumumpa na ipatutupad ang ating Saligang Batas kasama na po ‘yung ating tinatawag ng Invoice of Rights,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Mr. Roque reiterated that the nation’s tough-talking chief was not concerned within the prices filed in opposition to social information community Rappler and the closure of media big ABS-CBN Corp.
Within the case of Rappler, it was an Aquino-appointed Securities and Trade Fee official who mentioned Rappler violated the Structure, not the President, the Palace official mentioned.
“Ang ABS-CBN naman ay talagang napaso ang kanilang prangkisa at tanging Kongreso lang ang pu-puwedeng magbigay ng ganyang prangkisa at hindi ang Presidente (As for ABS-CBN, its franchise expired and solely Congress can grant that, not the President),” Mr. Roque mentioned.
Mr. Duterte has beforehand mentioned he would make sure that the community doesn’t get a allow to function from the Nationwide Telecommunications Fee. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza