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Over 50% of Filipinos consider Duterte’s actions and remarks ‘vulgar’

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MORE THAN half of Filipinos considered President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s recent actions and remarks as “vulgar,” according to a survey report released by the Social Weather Station on Sunday. The SWS survey focused on Mr. Duterte’s cursing of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, which 64% of respondents found vulgar; his statement saying priests are no better than him and that some have two wives, 55%; and his kissing of a married woman during a visit in Seoul, South Korea, 52%. Mr. Duterte’s net satisfaction sunk from excellent to moderate among those who found him vulgar. The survey was conducted from June 27 to 30 nationwide using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults, with a national sampling error margins of ±3%. — Dane Angelo M. Enerio

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