Former Senator Bongbong Marcos
MANILA — Once again, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the masses’ preferred presidential candidate in the 2022 national elections another noncommissioned presidential survey says.
The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer topped the most recent survey conducted by the Issues and Advocacy Center or The Center.
Conducted from September 27 to October 8 nationwide with 2,400 respondents, BBM led the presidential race with an impregnable 23.5 percent of the votes.
It was Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao who took the second spot with 19.75 percent, followed by Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 18 percent.
Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo garnered 14 percent, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson secured 12.50 percent, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa received at 7.75 percent, Ka Leodegario de Guzman got 3.25 percent, and former National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales had 1.25 percent of the votes.
Marcos’ camp said The Center considered the 23.5 percent rating generated by the Partido Federal standard-bearer as “very significant.”
The research group said there was no individual or organization who can take credit for the 23.5-percent rating of Marcos except him alone.
Marcos attributed his high survey results to the support of his party and supporters.
In the third quarter survey released by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc., Marcos also emerged as the number one presidential candidate.
The “Kalye (street) Surveys” conducted by vloggers “consistently showed him as the top choice of the people,” Marcos’ camp said.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat na nagsabing sila ay boboto sa akin (I thank those who said that they will vote for me),” Marcos said in a statement. (ai/mtvn)