Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat didn’t believe the latest result of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed that President Rodrigo Duterte is performing better than former President Benigno Aquino III.
The poll conducted on the last quarter of 2017 showed that 70% of the Filipinos believe that Duterte is better than Aquino, while eight percent only believed that the former President is better than the current leader.
“History will judge him (Aquino) better I’m sure,” the member of the congress’ so-called ‘Magnificent 7’ told reporters when asked to comment on the survey.
He said that there’s a big possibility that Duterte would surpass Noynoy in terms of popularity, but he believed that a high trust ratings is more important than that.
“Duterte might eventually surpass PnOy’s historical average trust ratings over the course of his term. But what’s more important is not popularity but whether that high trust ratings would translate into strong legacies,” Baguilat said.
“Thus, the survey results are more of an affirmation of that very high trust rating of the current administration than a fair comparison between the current n past administrations,” he added.
On the other hand, Aquino still managed to achieve the highest averaging trust ratings of any President “despite several controversies in his term such as Mamasapano, PDAF and DA“
PNoy achieved legacies that no popularity ratings can surpass – a vibrant and resilient economy which had rebounded from its moribund state, starting peace talks, universal Health coverage, K + 12 ), BUB , 4Ps,” he said.
Baguilat is one of the fiercest critic of President Duterte and most of the policies of the current administration was opposed by the lawmaker.
The other members of Magnificent seven is not yet giving comments on the latest survey conducted by SWS.