President Rodrigo Duterte, 2016. Wikimedia Commons

By Ricardo Saludo

The Manila Times-Sept 27

It happened to President Fidel Valdez Ramos a quarter-century ago. FVR enjoyed more than two years of lofty net satisfaction ratings between +69 and +49 since taking office in July 1992, delivering on his promise of ending day-long brownouts in Metro Manila, then launching sweeping economic reforms in telecoms and aviation.  But in March 1995, he saw his score in Social Weather Stations polls halved to +24 from +55 at the end of 1994, then slashed further to just +1 in October and +2 in December 1995.

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