Malacañang stays upbeat about public sentiment relating to the administration’s war on medicine despite a Social Weather Stations survey exhibiting a double-digit decline in Filipinos’ satisfaction about it.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Wednesday (April 19) mentioned that based mostly on the nice and cozy reception Duterte receives in his abroad travels, Filipinos perceive and “connect” along with his perception that the unlawful drug menace have to be fought for the sake of the following technology.

“We look at it from the bigger perspective. And considering the fact that these things — the survey was conducted during times of — there were several issues undergoing, it tells us that in spite of all the deep appreciation of the Filipinos is reflected in this survey,” Abella mentioned in a press briefing.

Results of the Social Weather Stations’ newest survey confirmed public satisfaction over the drug war was solely at a “very good” +66 from the “excellent” +77 in December 2016.

Asked if the survey outcomes present a necessity for the Duterte administration to tweak its technique on combating unlawful medicine, Abella mentioned individuals’s considerations are being addressed.

“[A]ll these matters are directly being addressed and still the satisfaction rate is high. And there seems to be quite a consistency in the way the public continues to appreciate the efforts,” he mentioned.