Binay tops platform poll


VICE President Jejomar Binay topped a platform-based survey conducted by the Philcoman Research Institute Inc. (PCMRII) at the start of the presidential campaign, scoring 27 percent, followed by Sen. Grace Poe who got 21 percent and Sen. MiriamDefensor-Santiago, 18 percent.

Trailing them are Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd with 16 percent and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, 15 percent.

Ernie Gonzales, a Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science and PCMRII director for research, on Monday said their field researchers asked 1,200 respondents at random who they would vote for President based on four important issues: social, political, economic and national security.

“The PCMRII survey differs from the usual popularity surveys conducted by other research organizations. Ours is a nationalist, policy-oriented research study where respondents are asked who of the candidates they think have concrete plans for the country based on the four inter-related important issues,” Gonzales added.

Of the presidential candidates, Binay is the only one with clearly-defined social, economic and national security platforms, where he showed his expertise and policies on anti-terrorism and cybercrime safeguards and eradication, which his office put into action in a series of seminars at the start of his term.

On the persistent issues of plunder and corruption, most respondents believed that the Vice President was merely subjected to prejudgment of guilt by his political enemies to degrade his popularity among the masses and the middle class.

Poe is highly admired among well-to-do respondents but has no anti-poverty, socio-economic and national security platforms, while Santiago is popular among women and college students, but her health is weighing her down.

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. bested the other vice presidential candidates at 31 percent, eclipsing Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero who got 24 percent.

Sen. Gregorio Honasan got 16 percent, Rep. Leni Robredo, 13 percent, Sen. Alan Cayetano, 10 percent and Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, six percent.

The respondents found Poe pro-oligarch and lacks concrete socio-economic and national security platforms, while Roxas was adjudged to be pro-elite and has no concrete platform for the masses.

Most of those polled found Duterte confrontational and he has not offered a concrete socio-economic plan at all.

In the vice presidential race, Marcos is the only who has offered concrete solutions to graft
and plunder, the Mindanao problem, the worsening crime situation and foreign affairs.
The respondents said he also brought the campaign to a higher state of civility.

Founded in 1954 as Philcoman and later revitalized as PCMRII, the group is a nationwide non-government federation of professional and technological societies, management development institutions, academics, business entrepreneurs and professional managers dedicated to development of management and improvement of management practices in all aspects of Philippine society.

In the senatorial race, incumbent Sen. Vicente Sotto 3rd led the survey with 51 percent.
He was followed by Sen. Ralph Recto, 49 percent; Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, 48 percent; former senator Richard Gordon, 47 percent; Panfilo Lacson, 45 percent; Senate President Franklin Drilon, 43 percent; Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, 41 percent; Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd, 39 percent; Sen. Sergio Osmena 3rd, 37 percent; former senator Miguel Zubiri, 36 percent; former senator Francis Pangilinan, 35 percent; former Tesda director general Joel Villanueva, 31 percent; Rep. Neri Colmenares, 26 percent; Risa Hontiveros, 22 percent; and former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chief Francis Tolentino, 21 percent.

The PCMRII will release its next survey results by mid-April and the last ones on May 2.


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  1. This election better get the right President in.
    This has been the biggest stumbling block I have ever seen to a nations prosperity.

  2. It is difficult to trust Binay for he is always in denial he denied all the accussation thrown against him.. Face it very brave to prove that the accusation is false. Not by saying bintang/bintang or demolition job by perception kumita na po ang ganyang katuwiran.I doubt him he is hiding something to the NETIZENS..SANA HUMARAP siya NG DIRETSO FACE TO FACE ..truth will set you free.

  3. Quintin P. Pastrana on

    Experience & past performance based on a vision & plans to improve the Filipinos life should be the bases for our choice for President.

    • AGREE! I may add, he should have a strong character to become the leader of our country and have the support of the business and international community.

  4. This makes more sense when choosing a candidate . I hope the Filipino people can move past the celebrity profiling of their candidates.
    It is important that we choose a leader that can lead and make constructive solutions. The Experience and Expertise plus a Genuine desire with Vision to move the country towards Progress that can bring Unity and protect our Constitution .

  5. unemloyed bum on

    A candidate’s platform is not so much of a big deal, and it usually address where he / she stands. Their plans, priorities, or anything they are going to do once they are elected. Political Platforms are nothing more than PROMISES that these politicians tell the voters during their campaigns in order to get their votes. Lots of these promises are shallow, it’s like an abstract and cannot be achieved politically. They are telling all these lies just to get elected.

    Some candidates promised to end poverty, some candidates promised to build an International airport to a certain place to increase its tourism, and some of them promised the moon and the stars when they get elected, even without an experience and no verifiable accomplishment records. WOW! Only in the Philippines.

    • The reason why you are unemployed because you don’t have capability to do a job. Same reason why #TraPoe will not win the election because she don’t know shit. What can she offer in the first place? 5 yrs ago she is just an assistant preschool school teacher (fact is sshe can’t teach coz she do not have a license to teach) suddenly she wants to be the president of 100M plus Filipinos? What is her plan economically? How she will deal with China? Sabbah issue, BBL..etc? She don not have any experience on that field. Experience, leadership, capabilities is the driving factor to be a succesful President of any country. Finally a detailed concrete Platform is a good start..

  6. This news produced be supper corrupt Binay according to it top the survey for being the most SUPPER CORRUPT POLITICIAN ALIVE today. Nog- Nog as he is wildly known will never make it as President of the Philippines but will be the president of corrupt Filipinos!

    • The best candidate to become President should have the support of the people, business sectors and international community. He should have strong personality and good character. The closes to have all these traits is Mar Roxas. He is supported silently by the Catholics, muslims and Christian groups.
      Both Binay and Poe are supported by corrupt people. On the other hand Duterte’s character is still a big question.

    • please tell me you will kill yourself if the allegations against binay will dissapear into oblivion after he loses the election.

    • Do you have any idea on what you are talking about? Do you have any evidence to prove that Binays is corrupt? Or you just simply hate him because you don’t like his color? And who is your candidate? Don’t you fi’king tell it’s #TraPoe you can’t be serious.