Duterte government’s approval slides as Philippines election season starts

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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government suffered a slump in ratings in the third quarter, with lower approval of its handling of issues like COVID-19, inflation, crime and corruption, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. Pulse Asia’s Sept. 6 to 11 survey was released as election season gets underway in the Philippines for the presidency and hundreds of key political posts being contested in May 2022, including by Duterte’s allies. Duterte is allowed only one term in office and cannot seek re-election for the presidency. The drop mirrors a similar outcome of another…

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