Reader’s Digest ranks Duterte as 5th most trusted RP politician

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm 

DAVAO CITY, March 15 — In a Trust Poll conducted by Reader’s Digest Asia, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte ranked 5th among all politicians and 47th in the list of Philippines ’ Most Trusted Individuals of 2010.

Among the politicians, Senator Benigno Aquino III leads the most trusted leader followed by Lipa City Vilma Santos-Recto, No. 3 is Senator Mar Roxas, No. 4 Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Number 5 Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte is the only political leader in Mindanao, if not the only Mindanawon, who made it to the list of the most trusted individuals in the country.

Other politicians who made it to the list included Senator Richard Gordon at 46th place, Sen. Francis G. Escudero, 50th, Sen. Joker Arroyo, 52nd, presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar, 60th, former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos, 62nd, administration presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro, 65th and Pres. Macapagal-Arroyo, 78th.

For the first time ever, Reader’s Digest conducted a nationwide survey asking people to rate influential personalities on their trustworthiness.

Reader's Digest is a monthly general-interest family magazine co-founded in 1922 by Lila Bell Wallace and DeWitt Wallace, and based in Chappaqua, New York, United States.

For many years, Reader's Digest is the best-selling consumer magazine in the world and, excluding the United States, it reaches 40 million people in more than 70 countries, with 50 editions in 21 languages. It has a global circulation of 17 million, making it the largest paid circulation magazine in the world.

Released in its March 2010 issue, the first in the Reader’s Digest list is actress and philanthropist Rosa Rosal followed by singer-actress Lea Salonga, broadcast journalist, Jessica Soho, philanthropist and Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto and Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

On the other hand, Duterte felt humbled with the trust rating given to him by the people in the survey conducted for the March 2010 issue of the Reader's Digest Asia.

Speaking in the public affairs program every Sunday aired over ABS-CBN Davao “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa,” the mayor said he accepted the trust rating with all humility but would prefer not to talk about it.

“I would rather not talk about. I feel humbled nga dunay niabot kanako nga susama niana (that there’s something came to me like that) but it is better for the people to talk about it, kutob ra ko diha (I’m only up to that)” Duterte said. (PNA) RMA/Joey Sem G. Dalumpines/lvp

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