Puerto Princesa City: For the first time since the campaign period started, Rep. Leni Robredo topped a pre-election survey, getting the nod of 30 percent of the respondents in the Social Weather Stations Mobile Survey conducted from April 13 to 15.
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who led recent surveys, ranked second with 27 percent, followed by Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero with 25 percent. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano got 13 percent, followed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, five percent and Sen. Gregorio Honasan, three percent.
Robredo welcomed her the survey result but said she is not celebrating just yet.
“We’re happy that we ranked No. 1 for the first time, but we can’t be complacent. We should be relentless in going around, campaigning, since the elections is less than a month away,” she said.
Robredo’s daughter Tricia joined her mother in the campaign trail and appealed to their supporters to stick with the administration bets to the very end.
“May nababalitaan po ako na mga kasama natin na tumatagilid, naglalaro…Sana po hindi niyo kami iwan. 23 days na lang po, isa lang po ang pakiusap ko: Sana di niyo po kami iwan…’Yung Mar at Leni po, magpeperform, magdedeliver. Wala pong duda, wala pong dapat ikatakot [I have heard some chatter that there are allies who are somehow tilting to the other side…testing the waters. I hope that you won’t keep us hanging. It’s down to the last 23 days, and I only have one plea: Please don’t leave us. The Mar and Leni tandem will be up to task and deliver [services]. Make no mistake about it. Have no fear],” Tricia said when the Robredo caravan reached Puerto Princesa.
“We are very proud of our parents because they have an untainted reputation. Their only intention is to be of service,” she added.
Palawan has at least 600,000 registered voters.