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Pulse Asia survey: Duterte still enjoys highest trust ratings among top 5 leaders
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte continued to enjoy the highest trust rating among the country's five top leaders, although his rating had gone down by 5 percentage points to 86 percent in Pulse Asia's latest survey.

In the Pulse survey of July 2016, at least 91 percent of the people  said they trusted him.

Despite the decline, the President's rating was still way above those of the other four leaders:

• Vice President Leni Robredo at 65 percent

• Senate President Koko Pimentel at 55 percent

• House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at 41 percent

• Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at 44 percent.

Duterte was the only one of the five leaders who trust rating declined between the July and September surveys. Those of the four others improved.

Meanwhile, Pulse Asia also released its latest survey showing the performance ratings of the top 5 officials, and again, Duterte topped the list, with an approval rating of 86 percent.

The survey was conducted at the height of the Senate hearings into alleged extrajudicial killings that marred the President's centerpiece war on illicit drugs.

It also coincided with the House inquiry on the alleged drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison, which Duterte's House allies spearheaded, and which had inmate-witnesses implicating Duterte's nemesis, Sen. Leila de Lima, in the alleged conspiracy to raise funds for her Senate campaign with money from the illegal drug business.