Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to gather steam as the election draws near, topping a non-commissioned survey conducted by Pulso ng Pilipino.
The survey which was held by the Issues and Advocacy Center from April 11 to 16 showed Marcos improving his rating to 29 percent from 27 percent from the previous survey conducted on March 16 to 22 by the same survey firm.
Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo placed second with 25 percent, followed by Senator Francis Escudero, 23 percent. In fourth place was Senator Allan Peter Cayetano with 15 percent followed by Senators Gringo Honasan and Antonio Trillanes 4th with four percent and three percent, respectively.
Marcos maintained his strength in Metro Manila, getting 38 percent of the votes of the 1,800 respondents. He was also the most favored candidate among the Class A/B segment with 27 percent, Class D with 23 percent and Class E, 24 percent.
Ed Malay, Director of the Center, said the survey results prove that “the alleged Martial
Law atrocities is no longer an issue.”
“Indeed, the young Marcos is right that the country must move on 30 years after the much-ballyhooed People Power Revolution and his campaign platform that is anchored on unity and progress will bear this out,” Malay said.
Marcos also continues to gain more support.
Cagayan De Oro 1st District Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy, a member of the Liberal Party, endorsed the vice presidential bid of the Ilocano senator.
Speaking before hundreds of grassroots leaders, Uy said he has been a good friend of Marcos since he was chairman of Barangay Carmen in the said city.
Uy closely worked with Marcos in the House of Representatives when he was first elected as Cagayan de Oro’s 1st district representative.
“We share a strong bond of friendship, we should make him our candidate. Let us support Senator Bongbong Marcos and vote for him,” Uy urged local leaders.
Marcos thanked Uy, stressing that he is not only campaigning for his candidacy but spreading his message for national unity, which, according to him, is essential to achieve the dream of a more progressive future for all Filipinos.
Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vicente “Bambi” Emano, scion of the influential Emano clan, also threw his support behind the candidacy of Marcos.
Emano gave his assurance of support to Marcos in a private breakfast meeting held at the Lasang Secret Adventure Park in the town of Initao, Misamis Oriental Friday.
Also present in the meeting to show his support for Marcos was Initao Mayor Enerito “Gogoy” Acain. He came with his entire slate for the 2016 elections.