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POE AS LP BET?  IT'S STILL MAR FOR 2016 - DRILON


JUNE 18 ---Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of the Liberal Party, said he sees Vice President Jejomar Binay as the sole contender against Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who has yet to declare his presidential bid. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando, file photo The presidential derby in 2016 will be a fight between Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, the ruling Liberal Party’s presumptive candidate.
Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of the Liberal Party, sees this scenario even as President Aquino, the LP president, has been actively discussing political plans with Sen. Grace Poe and will soon meet with Francis Escudero. Drilon said he sees Binay as the sole contender against Roxas, who has yet to declare his presidential bid. “That’s just what I see on the horizon,” Drilon told the weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum at the Luneta Hotel yesterday. Asked if Poe, who has consistently ranked high in surveys, can pose a challenge to Roxas, Drilon said the neophyte senator has not even decided on her political plans. “I am not discounting that. I am just talking about who is a certain candidate. Certain will be Binay. Grace has not even announced that she is running… Even Duterte. Nothing is certain. So we just have to wait,” Drilon said,referring to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. READ MORE...

ALSO: Binay admits ‘running scared’ ahead of polls


JUNE 18 ---“The attacks against me are relentless. That’s why one can’t help but wonder if people still think of me in the same way. But you can see now how they’ve received me,” Binay added. 
VICE President Jejomar Binay admitted on Wednesday that he is “running scared” because of the relentless attacks against him and his family, but this also keeps him from overconfident in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections. “Let’s just say that I run scared every time I run for office and this keeps me from being overconfident. So it’s better when there is bad news. It’s also a wake-up call,” Binay told reporters as he visited three public markets in Rizal province. “The attacks against me are relentless. That’s why one can’t help but wonder if people still think of me in the same way. But you can see now how they’ve received me,” Binay added. Binay also echoed the claim of Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, interim president of the United Nationalist Alliance, that the Aquino administration’s “bottom-up budgeting” pushed by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad is just a means to provide administration officials with a campaign kitty. On Monday, Tiangco said the Liberal Party was able to raise some P581 billion from the savings generated by the government due to the two-tier budgeting approach introduced by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. “The [2015 budget] is a thinly-veiled budget of hide and seek, designed to divert discretionary money into pet projects in an election year to garner votes, not help alleviate poverty and help the poor,” Tiangco said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Poe overtakes Binay as top 2016 presidential bet - Pulse


JUNE 18 ---Sen. Grace Poe is the preferred president of 30 percent of the voting population, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. Philstar.com/file
Overtaking Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe topped the the list of possible presidential bets for the 2016 national elections, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.
Poe garnered 30 percent, an increase from her previous rating of 14 percent in the same survey. Meanwhile, the vice president's rating dropped from 29 percent last March to 22 percent. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ranked third with 15 percent. Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, meanwhile, were tied at the fourth spot with 10 percent. READ MORE...

ALSO: Binay considered survey result as a 'wake up call', vows to work harder


JUNE 18 ---Vice President Jejomar Binay lost the lead in the recent Pulse Asia presidential survey. File photo
Vice President Jejomar Binay considered the recent Pulse Asia survey results as a "wake up call." The vice president lost the lead in the presidential survey to Sen. Grace Poe, following the drop of his rating from 29 percent last March to 22 percent this June. Binay vowed to work harder despite the result of the survey and maintained his determination for the presidential race in 2016. United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said that the vice president's camp is concerned about the survey results. "We are concerned because gusto talaga ni vice president na makatulong sa ating mahihirap na kababayan. Gusto niyang maibigay ang mga programa," Tiangco said in a telephone interview with ANC. Tiangco added that Binay would have to exert more effort to pull his ratings back up. "You have to win first in order for the programs to be able to be implemented. Kailangan lang madinig ng ating mga kababayan kung ano ang plano ni Vice President Binay sa kanila," Tiangco said. THIS IS FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Pulse Asia says, Poll preferences can still change


JUNE 18 ---RONALD HOLMES. PULSE ASIA PRESIDENT ANC ABS-CBN FILE Holmes added the preferences of the voters may still change, depending on the political developments. ''You can expect changes. You can expect that some of what you refer to as 'surges', which we don't label as such right now, may either be maintained or reversed,'' he said. ''It depends largely on issues and developments… It depends on what issues can be hurled against a particular candidate and on how he positions himself on a more urgent issue that requires a stand.'' 'MEDIA REPORTS MATTER MORE TO VOTERS' Holmes also noted that the survey results won't likely influence the decision of voters more than media reports do. ''I don't really see that there would be such an effect. If ever the amount of information the public gets about the candidates from the media, that will influence the voting more than the survey result,'' he said. READ REPORT FROM BEGINNING...

ALSO: Despite rating drop, Binay says SWS poll shows ‘unwavering support’


JUNE 19 ---Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ NINO JESUS ORBETA
Despite being overtaken by Senator Grace Poe in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) electoral poll, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp on Friday said they are grateful for the results. “Despite the relentless attacks from his opponents, Vice President Jejomar Binay is thankful for the unwavering support as reflected in the SWS survey,” Binay spokesperson Joey Salgado said in a statement. He said the Vice President “respects” the results and “sees them as barometers of the pulse of the public at a point in time.”
“He will continue to listen to the people,” Salgado said.


ALSO SWS: Grace Poe tops Binay as most preferred Aquino successor


JUNE 19 ---Another polling firm has shown that Senator Grace Poe has overtaken longtime poll leader Vice President Jejomar Binay as the most preferred choice to succeed President Benigno Aquino III. Fresh from being named by a Pulse Asia survey as the leading potential presidential candidate in 2016, Poe emerged as the top choice in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll, which was first published by Business World late Thursday. According to the survey, which was conducted from June 5 to 8, Poe was chosen by 42 percent of the 1,200 adult respondents nationwide asked to name their three choices to succeed Aquino. That is an 11-percentage point increase from the 31 percent of respondents that picked her in March.
READ: Grace Poe closes in on Jojo Binay in latest SWS  presidential poll  Binay’s preference rating continued to take a hit—from 36 percent in March to 34 percent in June. On Thursday, Pulse Asia showed that Poe has overtaken Binay in its presidential survey, earning 30 percent compared to the Vice President’s 22 percent. Poe said she was humbled by the results, while Binay considered it as a “wake-up call.” READ MORE...

ALSO: Non-LPs lead in Senate race—Pulse Asia


JUNE 19 ---Five non-Liberal Party members rule the Senate race, the recent Pulse Asia senatorial race rankings show, while LP senatorial candidates fell on the lower rung in the senatorial derby, that is, if elections are held today. Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson topped the Senate survey with 67.4 percent, followed closely by Senators Vicente Tito Sotto, with 63.4 percent and Bongbong Marcos, with 54.2 percent. Both Lacson and Sotto are statistically tied in first place, while Marcos landed in the third spot. All three are non-LP members. Sen. Ralph Recto, a reelectionist senator, was fourth with 47.6 percent and Francis Pangilinan, at 5th with 46.9 percent. LP’s Frank Drilon, comes next with a 45.9 rating, while Juan “Migz” Zubiri, also a non-LP member garnered a 43. 9 rating. Sergio Osmeña lll followed Zubiri with a 41.2 rating, while Richard Gordon, earned a 39.7 rating. Rodrigo Duterte garnered 39.2 percent as a senatorial bet, after Gordon. Leila de Lima obtained a 38.7 rating while Manny Pacquiao posted a 37.6 rating. Lino Cayetano had a 36.1 rating, while Jamby Madrigal came next at 33 percent.
TG Guingona, an LP member and reelectionist fared badly, trailing Madrigal at 28.1 percnt. READ MORE...


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‘Poe as LP bet? It’s still Mar for 2016’


Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of the Liberal Party, said he sees Vice President Jejomar Binay as the sole contender against Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who has yet to declare his presidential bid. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando, file photo

MANILA, JUNE 22, 2015 (PHILSTAR) By Christina Mendez June 18, 2015 - The presidential derby in 2016 will be a fight between Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, the ruling Liberal Party’s presumptive candidate.

Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of the Liberal Party, sees this scenario even as President Aquino, the LP president, has been actively discussing political plans with Sen. Grace Poe and will soon meet with Francis Escudero.

Drilon said he sees Binay as the sole contender against Roxas, who has yet to declare his presidential bid.

“That’s just what I see on the horizon,” Drilon told the weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum at the Luneta Hotel yesterday.

Asked if Poe, who has consistently ranked high in surveys, can pose a challenge to Roxas, Drilon said the neophyte senator has not even decided on her political plans.

“I am not discounting that. I am just talking about who is a certain candidate. Certain will be Binay. Grace has not even announced that she is running… Even Duterte. Nothing is certain. So we just have to wait,” Drilon said,referring to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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Drilon noted that not even former senator Panfilo Lacson has officially declared his presidential bid.

President Aquino has spoken to Poe at least twice over the need to continue the reforms initiated by his administration.

However, there has been no formal offer on what post Poe may run for should she decide to run under the administration banner.

Aquino, on the other hand, is meeting with Escudero within the week.

On the possibility of a Roxas-Poe tandem, Drilon remarked: “Let’s see what happens in the coming weeks.”

Drilon, however, did not say if the LP would adopt Poe as a candidate. Poe has openly declared that she will be running as an independent if she ever decides to seek a higher post next year.

Integrity and good governance remain the major rallying slogan of the administration, Drilon said, adding that the LP has been working to strengthen their political base down to the local level.

“Corruption is an issue, therefore, the next leader must be able to show integrity in governance,” Drilon said.

“Good governance will be the platform we will be standing on, and therefore, this is the kind of quality which personally I will be looking at. Competence and integrity in service.”


LP stalwart- Senate President Drilon

Drilon boasted the LP has a deep bench but he did not reveal who will be part of the administration’s slate, except that there will be about six members of the Aquino Cabinet who will be leaving to run either for national or local posts by October this year.

He said the LP will be fielding candidates “from the President down to councilor in every nook and corner of the country.”

Drilon downplayed insinuations that he will run for a higher post and he does not need to step down as Senate President once he also goes around to campaign for his reelection bid.

No break up Drilon also debunked reports the LP is breaking up because the President is still looking at tapping a non-member as Roxas’ running-mate. “There is no truth to that,” he added.

The LP has its own processes and interests to protect, Drilon said, in explaining why he is keeping under wraps the party’s plans for next year’s elections.

“Right now there is only one member who is our presumptive candidate – Mar Roxas. No one is contesting the nomination, I don’t think that a convention is called for,” Drilon said.

“There is no more convention unless from now up to October somebody or some party member will say, ‘I want to run for President,’ then we will have to go through the process,” he added.

While the convention is mentioned in the LP bylaws, Drilon noted that only Roxas has expressed intention to run for the presidency. “I don’t see any need for a convention,” Drilon said.

Drilon distanced himself from reports of a Poe-Escudero tandem.

“They are not seeking the support of the party since they are not party members. What is happening is that the President is talking to coalitions,” he said.

Drilon added though that the LP respects the President’s decision to discuss political plans with politicians not part of the administration party.

“The President as our leader is entitled to throw a wider net. The President is not only the chairman of the Liberal Party, he is also the President of the country, he had a platform when he came into power, and that is the platform of good governance,” he said.

“It is natural for him to look for candidates who in his judgment can continue the platform and principles which he has governed the country for the last five years.”

No premature campaigning Malacañang defended Roxas from allegations of premature campaigning in giving of checks in multimillion-peso projects to local government units.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Roxas is doing the same thing as Binay, who has distributed wheelchairs to elders.

“So, one man’s work may be another man’s campaigning, but that’s his (Roxas’) work. As far as we are concerned, government is committed (to transparency). We continue to tread the daang matuwid (straight path),” Lacierda said.

While Roxas and Binay belong to separate political parties, both are members of President Aquino’s Cabinet and are expected to be contenders for the May 2016 presidential elections.

“If Sec. Mar Roxas distributes patrol jeeps as part of his mandate to modernize the Philippine National Police as well, is that campaigning?” Lacierda asked.

In the same vein, Lacierda raised the same question to Binay – the government’s housing czar and presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers’ affairs – who recently said he is running scared as public funds seemed to have been used for political purposes in the 2016 polls.

“If you distribute wheelchairs, the Vice President distributes wheelchairs, is that campaigning? He always says that it is part of his constituency,” the presidential spokesman said.

“We have committed ourselves to better the welfare of the Filipino people and it takes not just six years. It will take years and years of hard work to make sure that our promise, the President’s promise to his bosses, will be fulfilled in these six years’ time,” Lacierda said.

Lacierda reassured Binay he has nothing to be afraid of about finances.

“If you want to see if government funds are being used properly, you can compare the fund usage vis-à-vis the posted 2015 budget. So it’s not very difficult for him to provide us details if such funding are being used for campaign,” Lacierda said.

“Our budget is posted in gov.ph, it’s posted on the Department of Budget and Management website, it’s posted in the Department of Finance website, I believe. We are committed to transparency,” he added.

“As far as we are concerned, because they (opposition) have a political perspective, they can say whatever they want. As far as President Aquino is concerned, he made a promise and that’s the commitment that we will continue to do until the end of his term, that is to do right for the Filipino people and to better the services,” Lacierda said. – Delon Porcalla


MANILA STANDARD

Binay admits ‘running scared’ ahead of polls By MST News | Jun. 18, 2015 at 12:01am


“The attacks against me are relentless. That’s why one can’t help but wonder if people still think of me in the same way. But you can see now how they’ve received me,” Binay added.

VICE President Jejomar Binay admitted on Wednesday that he is “running scared” because of the relentless attacks against him and his family, but this also keeps him from overconfident in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections.

“Let’s just say that I run scared every time I run for office and this keeps me from being overconfident. So it’s better when there is bad news. It’s also a wake-up call,” Binay told reporters as he visited three public markets in Rizal province.

“The attacks against me are relentless. That’s why one can’t help but wonder if people still think of me in the same way. But you can see now how they’ve received me,” Binay added.

Binay also echoed the claim of Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, interim president of the United Nationalist Alliance, that the Aquino administration’s “bottom-up budgeting” pushed by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad is just a means to provide administration officials with a campaign kitty.

On Monday, Tiangco said the Liberal Party was able to raise some P581 billion from the savings generated by the government due to the two-tier budgeting approach introduced by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

“The [2015 budget] is a thinly-veiled budget of hide and seek, designed to divert discretionary money into pet projects in an election year to garner votes, not help alleviate poverty and help the poor,” Tiangco said.

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Under the two-tier budgeting system, separate reviews will be conducted for ongoing or approved programs vis-à-vis new or expanded ones to improve each of them. It will be used in preparing the 2016 national budget, the Department of Budget and Management had said.

Tiangco, however, claimed the new budgeting scheme was merely a novel way of funneling money into the LP’s campaign kitty after the Supreme Court declared portions of the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional last year.

He added that the Aquino administration had previously created other creative ways of raising campaign funds.

“There was the ‘Bottom-Up Budgeting’ and ‘Grassroots Participatory Budgeting’ in 2014 which both gave the illusion of tapping communities in the budgeting process. In essence, all these are the same mechanisms as the unconstitutional DAP, but just named differently,” Tiangco said.

At the same time, Binay also confirmed that the new UNA party will be launched on July 1, when parties coalescing with UNA may also be announced.

Former congressman Danny Suarez, co-chairman of the Lakas-CMD who accompanied Binay in Antipolo, said Lakas members will attend the UNA launch.

Suarez had earlier said former President Gloria Arroyo, now a congresswoman of Pampanga, ordered Lakas-CMD members to support Binay.

Suarez said UNA and Lakas may field common candidates in 2016 with Binay as their presidential bet.


PHILSTAR

Poe overtakes Binay as top presidential bet - Pulse By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated June 18, 2015 - 10:23am 32 1539 googleplus0 0


Sen. Grace Poe is the preferred president of 30 percent of the voting population, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. Philstar.com/file

MANILA, Philippines - Overtaking Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe topped the the list of possible presidential bets for the 2016 national elections, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Poe garnered 30 percent, an increase from her previous rating of 14 percent in the same survey.

Meanwhile, the vice president's rating dropped from 29 percent last March to 22 percent.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ranked third with 15 percent. Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, meanwhile, were tied at the fourth spot with 10 percent.

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago scored a rating of six percent, followed by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and former Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson with two percent each.

Poe also topped the vice presidential survey with 41 percent while Escudero got a rating of 12 percent.

Cayetano garnered 12 percent, followed by Duterte and Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos both with nine percent.

Lacson got a rating of six percent for the vice presidential survey while Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV scored five percent. Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo got one percent.


PHILSTAR

Survey result a 'wake up call' for Binay By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated June 18, 2015 - 2:57pm 5 0 googleplus0 0


Vice President Jejomar Binay lost the lead in the recent Puls Asia presidential survey. File photo

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay considered the recent Pulse Asia survey results as a "wake up call."

The vice president lost the lead in the presidential survey to Sen. Grace Poe, following the drop of his rating from 29 percent last March to 22 percent this June.

Binay vowed to work harder despite the result of the survey and maintained his determination for the presidential race in 2016.

United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said that the vice president's camp is concerned about the survey results.

"We are concerned because gusto talaga ni vice president na makatulong sa ating mahihirap na kababayan. Gusto niyang maibigay ang mga programa," Tiangco said in a telephone interview with ANC.

Tiangco added that Binay would have to exert more effort to pull his ratings back up.

"You have to win first in order for the programs to be able to be implemented. Kailangan lang madinig ng ating mga kababayan kung ano ang plano ni Vice President Binay sa kanila," Tiangco said.


ABS-CBN

Pulse Asia: Poll preferences can still change ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 06/18/2015 2:32 PM | Updated as of 06/18/2015 3:27 PM 33


Ronald Holmes, Pulse Asia President described the 7-percentage-point drop in Binay's number as ''slightly significant."  ABS-CBN FILE PHOTO

Binay ratings drop slightly significant, says Pulse

MANILA – Senator Grace Poe's surge in the latest Pulse Asia survey is a significant development but an official of the polling firm said nothing is written in stone yet.

The May 30 to June 5 survey revealed that 30 percent of the respondents said they would vote for Poe if elections were held at the time of the survey.

This is 16 percentage points higher than the 14 percent she got in March.

Vice President Jejomar Binay, who consistently dominated the previous surveys, came in at second place with 22 percent of the respondents saying they would vote for him if elections were held at the time of the survey.

The previous March survey of Pulse Asia showed Vice President Binay topping the list with 29 percent.

Speaking to ANC, Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes noted that the drop in Binay's rating was significant though not the biggest so far.

He described the 7-percentage-point drop in Binay's number as ''slightly significant."

''You would recall all of these investigation and all of the allegations against the vice-president haven't stopped. To a certain extent there have been periods it escalated to the point that it's the only thing hogging the news,'' he said.

Holmes added the preferences of the voters may still change, depending on the political developments.

''You can expect changes. You can expect that some of what you refer to as 'surges', which we don't label as such right now, may either be maintained or reversed,'' he said.

''It depends largely on issues and developments… It depends on what issues can be hurled against a particular candidate and on how he positions himself on a more urgent issue that requires a stand.''

'MEDIA REPORTS MATTER MORE TO VOTERS'

Holmes also noted that the survey results won't likely influence the decision of voters more than media reports do.

''I don't really see that there would be such an effect. If ever the amount of information the public gets about the candidates from the media, that will influence the voting more than the survey result,'' he said.

Other presidential picks include Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who exceeded Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party.

''His (Duterte) support remains to be much more manifest in Mindanao where he gets the plurality support among Mindanaoan voters. It's not necessarily surprising, relative to the results of the survey in March. There's not a significant increase, but this is just an indication that voters are looking at an alternate candidate,'' Holmes said.

As for vice presidential contenders, Senator Poe still enjoys a wide lead over Senator Francis Escudero, who's seen as a possible running-mate for Poe should she seek higher office. - ANC


INQUIRER

Despite rating drop, Binay says SWS poll shows ‘unwavering support’ SHARES: 320 VIEW COMMENTS By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo @KSabilloINQ INQUIRER.net 11:01 AM June 19th, 2015


Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ NINO JESUS ORBETA

Despite being overtaken by Senator Grace Poe in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) electoral poll, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp on Friday said they are grateful for the results.

“Despite the relentless attacks from his opponents, Vice President Jejomar Binay is thankful for the unwavering support as reflected in the SWS survey,” Binay spokesperson Joey Salgado said in a statement.


He said the Vice President “respects” the results and “sees them as barometers of the pulse of the public at a point in time.”
“He will continue to listen to the people,” Salgado said.

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With almost four months left before the official filing of the certificates of candidacy of those planning to run in the 2016 national elections, Salgado said, “the campaign continues to learn from the ground and adjust its efforts accordingly.”

Among the officials included in the survey, which asked 1,200 respondents last June 5 to 8 who they think would best succeed President Benigno Aquino III, only Binay has announced that he plans to run for president in 2016.

From 36 percent in March 2015, Binay’s rating dropped to 34 percent. Meanwhile, preference for Poe rose from 31 percent in March to 42 percent in June.

Binay has been hounded by various controversies, including the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building. He and his family have been accused of pocketing taxpayers’ money through kickbacks from construction projects in Makati City.

The Vice President’s camp, however, has dismissed the accusations as black propaganda.

Months earlier, Binay has been leading the pack but recent surveys show Poe overtaking him among possible presidential candidates.


INQUIRER

SWS: Grace Poe tops Binay as most preferred Aquino successor SHARES: 1117 VIEW COMMENTS @inquirerdotnet 08:15 AM June 19th, 2015

Another polling firm has shown that Senator Grace Poe has overtaken longtime poll leader Vice President Jejomar Binay as the most preferred choice to succeed President Benigno Aquino III. Fresh from being named by a Pulse Asia survey as the leading potential presidential candidate in 2016, Poe emerged as the top choice in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll, which was first published by Business World late Thursday. According to the survey, which was conducted from June 5 to 8, Poe was chosen by 42 percent of the 1,200 adult respondents nationwide asked to name their three choices to succeed Aquino. That is an 11-percentage point increase from the 31 percent of respondents that picked her in March.

READ: Grace Poe closes in on Jojo Binay in latest SWS presidential poll

Binay’s preference rating continued to take a hit—from 36 percent in March to 34 percent in June. On Thursday, Pulse Asia showed that Poe has overtaken Binay in its presidential survey, earning 30 percent compared to the Vice President’s 22 percent. Poe said she was humbled by the results, while Binay considered it as a “wake-up call.”

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Poe: I’m humbled Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, the presumptive standard-bearer of the ruling Liberal Party, was third in the SWS survey, with 21 percent from 15 percent in March.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte placed fourth in the survey with 20 percent, an improvement from 15 percent in March.

Unlike Binay, Poe, Roxas and Duterte have yet to declare their plans for 2016.

READ: Duterte: I might run for president if I beat VP Binay in surveys

Other politicians who figured in the poll were: former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada (7 percent); former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (7 percent); Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero (four percent); Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (4 percent); Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (3 percent); Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (2 percent); businessman and former senator Manuel “Manny” Villar (1 percent); an unspecified Binay (1 percent); Senator Loren Legarda (1 percent); and Antonio Trillanes IV (1 percent).


TRIBUNE

Non-LPs lead in Senate race—Pulse Asia Written by Tribune Wires Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00



Five non-Liberal Party members rule the Senate race, the recent Pulse Asia senatorial race rankings show, while LP senatorial candidates fell on the lower rung in the senatorial derby, that is, if elections are held today.

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson topped the Senate survey with 67.4 percent, followed closely by Senators Vicente Tito Sotto, with 63.4 percent and Bongbong Marcos, with 54.2 percent. Both Lacson and Sotto are statistically tied in first place, while Marcos landed in the third spot.

All three are non-LP members.

Sen. Ralph Recto, a reelectionist senator, was fourth with 47.6 percent and Francis Pangilinan, at 5th with 46.9 percent.

LP’s Frank Drilon, comes next with a 45.9 rating, while Juan “Migz” Zubiri, also a non-LP member garnered a 43. 9 rating.

Sergio Osmeña lll followed Zubiri with a 41.2 rating, while Richard Gordon, earned a 39.7 rating.

Rodrigo Duterte garnered 39.2 percent as a senatorial bet, after Gordon.

Leila de Lima obtained a 38.7 rating while Manny Pacquiao posted a 37.6 rating.

Lino Cayetano had a 36.1 rating, while Jamby Madrigal came next at 33 percent.

TG Guingona, an LP member and reelectionist fared badly, trailing Madrigal at 28.1 percnt.

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Fourteen out of the 46 individuals included in the senatorial survey have a statistical chance of winning a seat in the Senate; Filipinos are already naming an average of 10 (out of a maximum of 12) of their preferred senatorial candidates and most of them (60 percent ) have a complete senatorial choice in the survey.

Of the 46 probable senatorial candidates in May 2016, 14 have a probable chance of landing in the winners’ circle of the the elections were held at the time of the conduct of this survey.

With the exception of Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Leila de Lima, the rest of the probable winners are either incumbent or former members of Congress.

Sharing the top spot are Lacson and Sotto III (63.4 percent), both of whom have a statistical ranking of 1st to 2nd places.

In solo 3rd place is Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

Occupying 4th to 7th places are Recto and Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan, while Senate President Drilon landed in 4th to 8th places. Former Senator Zubiri found himself in 4th to 11th places.

Completing the list of probable winners are Senator Osmeña 6th to 13th places, former Senator Gordon , 7th to 13th places, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte 7th to 14th places), De Lima, 7th to 14th places), Saranggani Rep. Pacquiao, 8th to 14th places, Taguig City Rep. Lino Cayetano, 8th to 14th places, and former Sen.Jamby Madrigal, 10th to 14th places).

Pulse Asia said that with less than a year to go before the next national elections, Filipinos are already identifying a mean of 10 and a median of 12 (out of a maximum of 12) of their preferred candidates for the Senate.

Across survey sub-groupings, mean figures range from six among Ilocanos to 11 among urban Mindanaoans, Aglipayans, Pangasinenses, and Bicolanos.

Meanwhile, median figures vary from five among Ilocanos to 12 in virtually all other sub-groupings.

Majority figures obtain in most survey sub-groupings ranging from 51percent in Class ABC to 86 percent among Aglipayans.

The only non-majority figures are recorded among Ilocanos (15 percent), Kapampangans (33 percent), Muslims (45 percent, Ilonggos (49 percent ), and those with at best an elementary education (49 percent).


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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