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New ISIS leader in Southeast Asia, SWS survey on Duterte, Texas shooting | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

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Fewer Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill promises – SWS

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Only 35% of Filipinos expect President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill 'all' or 'most' of his promises. Declines are recorded across areas, socioeconomic classes, and age groups.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan on October 11, 2017, reiterates his vow to provide new equipment to the government troops so they could carry out their duties efficiently. Malacañan Photo

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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95% of Filipinos say drug suspects should be ‘captured alive’

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The number of Filipinos who believe it's important to capture drug suspects alive increased in September compared to June, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

DRUG SUSPECTS. Alleged drug subjects line up during Operation Tokhang under Delpan Bridge in Manila in October 2016. Three were dead after the operation. Photo by Inoue Jaena/ Rappler

Dela Rosa, Andanar, ISIS in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:48 PM

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Dela Rosa hits SWS for 'piecemeal attack' on PNP drug war

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

Social Weather Stations, however, says they are merely following their own timeline for the survey releases and that more are forthcoming

QUESTIONED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa slams SWS. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Filipinos who believe 'nanlaban' claim of cops have higher trust in Duterte – SWS

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:46 PM

According to the survey, net satisfaction ratings of Duterte were higher among those who believed cops' claim that drug suspects were killed because they fought back

DRUG WAR. This photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police officer roping off the crime scene as the body of an alleged drug dealer shot dead lies in the street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Oct 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

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Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House members rally behind Alvarez after ratings drop

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:04 PM

'Sometimes that is the natural consequence of exercising your political will and expressing candid political sentiments,' says one ally of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

RATINGS DOWN. Key House members come to the defense of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, whose ratings dipped according to recent surveys. File photo

Understanding Duterte's decline in SWS, Pulse surveys

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Don't make the mistake of comparing SWS net ratings (48%) with Pulse Asia's gross ratings (80%). They are apples and oranges.

Pulse Asia and SWS survey, Sara Duterte, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:41 PM

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Pulse Asia survey, SWS survey, Odette | Midday wRap

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:59 PM

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Only 3 in 10 Filipinos trust, approve of Alvarez – Pulse Asia

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Both Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys show the biggest erosion in Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's numbers in his home region, Mindanao

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Majority of Filipinos trust, satisfied with Koko Pimentel – surveys

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:03 PM

A SWS survey shows Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III with a 'personal record high' net satisfaction rating in September

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) President and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III echoes the party's advocacies against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality as well as their advocacy on federalism and environment protection during a press conference with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Alvarez’s net satisfaction drops to ‘personal low’ – SWS

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who is Davao del Norte 1st District Representative, sees the biggest decline in net satisfaction rating in Mindanao

PANTALEON ALVAREZ. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo keeps 'good' satisfaction rating – SWS

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) The results of the Social Weather Stations survey held in September show 62% of respondents satisfied, and 21% dissatisfied with the performance of Vice President Leni Robredo

STILL GOOD. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the 17th National Public Employment Service Office Congress on October 6, 2017. Photo by the OVP

Sereno’s net satisfaction drops as impeachment looms

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:03 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s net satisfaction rating, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS)’s 3rd quarter 2017 report, drop by over 12 points, from 21 in June 2017 to 9 in September 2017

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno keynotes the 24th Philippine Trial Judges League Inc. (PTJLI) at The Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte on October 11, 2017. Photo from SC PIO

Bautista impeachment, SWS, PDEA | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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Drug war reason for satisfaction, dissatisfaction on Duterte – SWS

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations revealed the finding during its Opinion on Drug War study presentation. They say the numbers have yet to be released.

SAME REASON. The SWS says the satisfaction and dissatisfaction for President Rodrigo Duterte's performance is the war on drugs. File photo by LeAnne Jazul

Alvarez questions SWS survey on Duterte trust, satisfaction ratings

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The House Speaker says the SWS should disclose what it asks respondents – something the survey firm has always done

DUTERTE SURVEY. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (right) looks on as President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 2nd State of the Nation Address. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte ratings 'falling a little faster than average’ – SWS president

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance, as perceived by Filipinos today, is 'better than Erap but not as good as Cory, Ramos, or Noynoy,' says Mahar Mangahas of SWS

'POPULAR' PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-installed officers and members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao City Chapter on September 30, 2017. Presidential photo

[OPINION] Understanding the big drop in President Duterte’s ratings

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:42 AM

At least one thing is for certain: the decline in President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating is not a fluke, it is evident across all major geographic and social divides across the country

SWS survey, PNP and AFP, Narco-generals | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Duterte ratings dip expected but 'love still there' – Malacañang

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says Filipinos are now managing their expectations 'after the honeymoon period' of the Duterte administration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017, reminds the government troops to remain loyal to the Constitution and the flag. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Senators urge Duterte to view ratings dip as 'wake-up call'

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Filipinos 'are now seeing Duterte for who he really is: a lying, rude, amoral, corrupt, and oppressive former mayor who is totally incompetent about governance at the national level'

President Rodrigo Duterte gives his message during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/

SWS survey, Dina Abad, Human Rights Watch | Midday wRap

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Duterte's satisfaction, trust ratings drop – SWS

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Despite the double-digit declines, President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating remains 'good' and his net trust rating 'very good'

SATISFACTION, TRUST DROP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on October 3, 2017. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential photo

7 in 10 Filipinos worried about selves, neighbors becoming EJK victims – SWS

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:38 PM

This comes after the Social Weather Stations found that half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line and that 6 in 10 Pinoys believe drug suspects were killed despite already surrendering

WHO'S NEXT? UP Diliman students hold a black Friday protest against killings. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Morales, SWS Survey, Santiago death anniversary | Evening wRap

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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63% of Pinoys agree drug suspects still killed even after surrender – SWS

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The same Social Weather Stations June 2017 poll shows that 17% of respondents knew someone who was 'falsely summoned' by the police under Oplan Tokhang

3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016.

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Sep 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Solano, SWS Survey, Taiwan | Evening wRap

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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Half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line – SWS survey

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Around half of survey respondents also don't think that those killed in police operations were actually drug pushers

Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016.

Most Filipinos value rights to their personal data – survey

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The National Privacy Commission reminds data protection officers especially in critical sectors to register with them by September 9

DPO6. Members of the media and social media practitioners attend the DPO6 assembly of the National Privacy Commission on August 29, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

SWS survey, Hague ruling, Trump Jr | Midday wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 12, 2017

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial ringing of the bell as he visits the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati City for the first time to attend the 10th listing anniversary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PNX) on July 11, 2017. Joining the President are PNX President and CEO Dennis Uy (left) and PSE Chairman Jose Pardo. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Majority back Mindanao martial law, but reject expansion – SWS poll

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED While 57 of Filipinos support martial law in Mindanao majority also oppose expanding the declaration to the Visayas and Luzon

DUTERTE. A new survey says most Filipinos support the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, but not its nationwide expansion. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Martial law, Leyte quake, Gulf crisis | Evening wRap

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Should Duterte worry about 12-point ratings drop in Mindanao?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

President Duterte s Senate allies say his high ratings in Luzon and the Visayas show staunch support for his martial law declaration in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte views the presentation being showed by Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año related to the current developments on the terror crisis in Marawi City during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. With them is Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Bong Go. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SWS survey, Nuclear firm hacking, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 07, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Marawi clash, martial law, US Navy | Evening wRap

May 25, 2017 - 9:31 PM

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Satisfaction with Duterte admin improves – SWS poll

May 25, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Released 2 months later and before Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao survey results show a very good rating for government s efforts to help the poor but a moderate rating for fighting inflation and recovering the Marcoses ill gotten wealth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with attendees while delivering his speech during the Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA) 27th Midyear Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on May 4, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

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Poor Filipinos least optimistic about next 12 months – SWS

May 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The biggest drop in net personal optimism by area is in President Rodrigo Duterte s bailiwick Mindanao falling by 21 points from 54 in December 2016

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

May 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM

This comes after the SWS released a poll showing that up to 52 or majority of Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill most if not all of his promises

3 GUT ISSUES. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says President Duterte will continue to fight drug addiction, crime, and corruption. Malacañang photo

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