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Chiz, Alan top latest senatorial survey

April 27, 2022 People's Journal 377 views

FORMER Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has continued to dominate the senatorial surveys, including the latest poll conducted by Publicus Asia Inc. from April 19 to 21, placing him in the solo second spot.

Cayetano consistently garnered a highest rating despite the absence of posters because of his eco-friendly campaign to protect the environment.

He got 42.6 percent in the latest survey of voter preferences in the senatorial race from 1,500 respondents nationwide while Sorsogon Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero was in the first spot with 46.8 percent and 40.5 percent for reelectionist Sen. Win Gatchalian who is in the 3rd place.

Cayetano has been advocating P10,000 “ayuda” to every Filipino family to help them fight the devastating effects of the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.

He expressed belief that the government has the financial resources to provide 10 K aid to each family as a concrete step in providing assistance.

It was Cayetano during his stint as Speaker who spearheaded the passage of Bayanihan 1 and 2 that helped blunt the worst of the pandemic by giving hope, medical assistance, business aid and cash out to the most vulnerable members of society.

Other survey results include the following: Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (39.1 percent), broadcaster Raffy Tulfo (38.5 percent), former Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar (33.1 percent), reelectionist Sen. Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros (31.9 percent) and actor Robin Padilla (31.5 percent).

From first spot in the last survey, Legarda landed in the 4th spot following a decrease of 4.2 percent in his rating.

Padilla’s rating improved by 5.8 percent compared to previous survey in the early part of April and breached the 30 percent mark.

Folowing Padilla were senatorial candidates reelectionist Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, former Quezon City Mayor Bistek Bautista, Atty. Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, reelectionist Sen. Joel Villanueva, ex-Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Atty. Larry Gadon, former Defense Sec. Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr., reelectionist Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon, former Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., ex-vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, former-Sen. Joseph “Jinggoy” Estrada, former Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, and former Information and Communications Technology Sec. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan.

“The movements during this survey round appear to be making competition more fierce in the Competitive Zone with an average preference of 24.9 percent. There are now 13 candidates — from the 9th to 21st places — who appear to be within striking distance of the final four Senate seats,” said the Publicus Asia where Manila Times is its media partner.