THE RESEARCH indicates that 15 out of the 17 cities and municipality in the National Capital Region (NCR) will most likely have their incumbent mayors be re-elected or their relatives to be winners in the 2022 national and local elections.
However, The RESEARCH also shows a close fight among the mayoralty candidates in the cities of Manila and Malabon.
The Maharlika TV research was conducted from April 23 to 27 in all 33 Congressional Districts of NCR with 400 respondents per congressional district.
Based on the Research, incumbent mayors who might have another fresh term are Joy Belmonte of Quezon City with 68%, Abby Binay of Makati with 87%, Vico Sotto of Pasig City with 70%, Imelda Aguilar of Las Pinas with 91%, Emi Calixto – Rubiano of Pasay with 89%, Ike Ponce of Pateros with 89%, Francis Zamora of San Juan City with 63.5% and Marcy Teodoro of Markina with 61%.
Meanwhile in Manila, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, indicates a dramatic slide with 37% and now trailing Rep. Amado Bagatsing with 40% voting percentage.
In Malabon, Enzo Oreta, brother of incumbent Mayor Len Len Oreta and rival Jeannie Sandoval has 9% difference. Oreta has 52% and Sandoval has 43%.
The RESEARCH also revealed that Mayoralty candidates who might succeed their incumbent relatives are Rep. John Rey Tiangco of Navotas with 89%, former Comelec Chairman Ben Abalos of Mandaluyong with 89.9%, Rep. Along Malapitan of Caloocan with 68%, Rep. Eric Olivares of Paranaque with 83%, Rep. Lani Cayetano of Taguig City with 91% and Wes Gatchalian of Valenzuela with 89%.
Rep. Ruffy Biazon of Muntinlupa might also succeed in this mayoralty bod with 91%.
The RESEARCH used 400 respondents each with 2.5% +/- margin of error. Caloocan has 1,200 respondents with 3% +/- margin of error. Cities of Marikina, Makati and Valenzuela has 800 respondents each with 4% +/- margin of error. While the rest has 400 respondents each with 6% +/- margin of error.