Duterte braces for more attacks

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WHILE Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Dutert is humbled by results of the latest pre-election survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS), he also expects “a string of attacks” against him by his rivals.

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Leoncio Evasco Jr., Duterte’s national campaign manager, on Thursday said they expect Duterte’s rivals to step up their demolition job against the mayor as his ratings continue to rise.

“That Rody is on top means the people are on top. However, that Rody is on top exposes him to attacks. We believe that his popularity now is the reason why the Aquino administration has unleashed a string of attacks against Duterte, hoping that they can prevent his surge,” Evasco said in a statement.

“That he is the presidential candidate to beat is becoming clearer and clearer for his rivals now, a truth courtesy of the Filipino people whose overwhelming show of love for Rody is enough to drown even the most finely orchestrated of attacks,” he added.

In the SWS Bilang Pilipino mobile survey conducted on March 30, Duterte statistically tied with Sen. Grace Poe at the top spot, with 31 percent. Poe got 34 percent.

“We have seen our numbers getting even bigger to validate what we are seeing on the ground: The rallies that are getting bigger and louder, the defection of forces from other fences to our side, the growing legions of volunteers — and of course, the thousands after thousands of people migrating to the cause of Real Change and Tapang at Malasakit, the campaign slogans of Duterte,” Evasco said.

“Slowly, we are are getting closer to our goal of ensuring victory not only for Rodrigo Duterte but for the Filipino people who are desperate for change, desperate to end criminality, poverty and corruption that hounded the nation so long now,” he added.

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  1. So many ignorant people are not aware that Mindanao and most of Visayan islands such as Cebu are SOLID Duterte. Ang paniniwala ay iba sa katotohanan. Where this survey was taken? most likely in Metro Manila area. The Platform of Duterte are very realistic such as cleaning up political corruptions in the government, push for death penalty on drug smugglers and dealers, severely punish human trafficking, kidnap for ransom and all kinds of criminality. He wanted to make the country safe to live by getting rid all of these criminals that are running the government now. He wanted to restore peace and order. Lastly, he wanted Federalism, because he wanted to distribute the wealth of the country throughout the Philippines, not just in Metro Manila where the central government seats.

    Anybody thinks that peace and order can be restored without stiff penalties for the offenders? Duterte can make your life miserable if you commit crime and there will be no easy way out but to pay for your crimes. Sabi nya, YAWA kayo diha!

  2. Naniniwala ako na ang pangnguna ni Grace Poe ay aaabot hanggang elkection dahil sa rami ng nagmamahal sa kanya di sila papayag na maging pangalawa lamang siya.

  3. Natalia Salvacion on

    ano pa man ang lumabas sa survey, naniniwala ako na marami ang sumusuporta kay senator grace poe. at alam ko na may kapasidad siya para maging mabuting pinuno ng bansa.