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Tindig Pilipinas to Duterte: Honeymoon is over, heed calls vs. EJKs

Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas said President Rodrigo Duterte's +48 net satisfaction rating is an indication that the honeymoon period is over and that he "miserably failed to deliver on his promises."

"If the huge decline of the President's ratings is an indication of anything, it is this: HONEYMOON IS OVER. We at #TindigPilipinas! call on the President to heed the people's call to stop extrajudicial killings, rethink the War on Drugs, and desist from weakening our democratic institutions," Tindig Pilipinas said in a statement.

The latest results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that Duterte obtained a net satisfaction rating of +48, 18 points lower than the "very good" net satisfaction rating of +66 in June 2017.

It was the first time Duterte received a rating that fell below the +60 mark.

The survey was conducted weeks after the deaths of teenagers Kian Loyd delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, and Reynaldo de Guzman, which sparked nationwide outcry against extrajudicial killings and the rising death toll in Duterte's war against drugs.

Tindig Pilipinas, which was launched by several civic organizations and opposition lawmakers in an effort to stop the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country, said the "significant drop" in Duterte's net satisfaction rating is "expected" since the government was "focused on killing the poor and balkanizing our democratic institutions."

"[H]is administration has miserably failed to deliver on his promises — peace in Mindanao, housing, solutions to traffic, end to endo, employment, among others," the group said.

"Finally, the huge drop in the President's rating must serve notice to him: the people expect nothing but the truth on the allegations of corruption, ill-gotten wealth, and drug smuggling facilitation leveled against him and members of his family," it added.

Meanwhile, they reiterated their call for the President to sign a bank secrecy waiver that would allow a full scrutiny of his bank accounts which were said to contain P2 billion worth of ill-gotten wealth. —Marlly Rome Bondoc/KG, GMA News