'Trabaho lang': Duterte shrugs off record-high survey results

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 08 2019 11:02 PM | Updated as of Jul 09 2019 12:35 AM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a thumbs up while delivering his speech during the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials at the Malacañang Palace on July 8, 2019. Alfred Frias, Presidential Photo

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday shrugged off his record-high satisfaction rating based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

“Alam mo naman ako, I do not go for this kind of things. Basta ako, trabaho lang,” he said.

The chief executive garnered a +68 satisfaction rating amid criticisms on his war on drugs and controversial fishing deal with China on the West Philippine Sea.
 
“As always, sinabi ko, if you are satisfied with my work, then I'm happy. If you are not satisfied, then I'll work more," Duterte said.
 
"Dagdagan ko 'yung pawis ko. Pero to be --- sabihin mo maintaining a... I don't know anong nagawa ko,” he added.