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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez emerged the cellar dweller with his satisfaction rating down to a record-low of +1, in results of the latest survey by Social Weather Station (SWS).

Alvarez suffered a 13-point decline, his rating dropping from +14 in December 2017 to a “neutral” +1 in March 2018.

The face-to-face survey conducted March 23 to 27 involved interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide.


In Davao del Norte, the survey results was welcomed by the camp of 2nd District Congressman Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo, Jr.

It fits the character of the Speaker, said the Floirendo camp in a one-line statement sent out by text message to radio broadcasters.

Alvarez, who represents the province’s 1st District, has filed a graft rap against Floirendo and instigated a House probe into the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) between the Floirendo-owned Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) over the Davao Penal Colony (Dapecol) reservation area.

Tadeco developed the once-barren 5,300-hectare Dapecol land into a banana plantation that provides large income to government and thousands of jobs.


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