MANILA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy high trust and approval ratings, according to an independent poll released on Friday.
A survey by Pulse Asia Inc. conducted from June 15 to 21 showed that 88 percent of the 1,800 people aged 18 and above surveyed nationwide approved of the way Duterte runs the country. It further showed that 87 percent of those surveyed said they continue to trust the 73-year-old leader.
The survey said Duterte registered majority approval rating across geographic areas.
Only 3 percent of the 1,800 respondents polled nationwide disapproved of Duterte's leadership while 10 percent were undecided.
Duterte earned an approval rating of 80 percent and trust rating of 79 percent in a similar survey conducted by Pulse Asia Inc. in March this year.
Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte is humbled by the latest poll results.
"The president views these latest survey results with all humility; however, he is not leading the country for the sake of high or good ratings," Roque said in a statement.