Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. over the weekend said the latest Pulse Asia survey and a mock poll showing him taking the lead in Metro Manila (National Capital Region or NCR) and Region 8 universities in the Visayas, respectively, have inspired him to work harder in the campaign period, which starts on February 9.
Region 8 groups the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar and Southern Leyte.
In statement, Marcos stated, “I am inspired by the results. We will keep working harder to get our platform and message across to our countrymen. We will work harder to let our countrymen know our vision for a progressive future that we can all enjoy if we unite and work together.”
He was recently sidelined by pneumonia but has recuperated and is ready to hit the campaign trail.
The latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed Marcos as the top choice of Metro Manila voters with 33 percent.
He was also favored by Class ABC with 28 percent.
Meanwhile, the senator–who is running as an independent candidate–was also the top vice presidential candidate among college students in the Regional Tertiary Schools Press Conference (RTSPC) mock polls held at Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) last February 4.
He got 39.6 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Marcos and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, an independent presidential candidate who had “adopted” the former as her running mate, will kick off their campaign in the Marcos family hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte.
A Mass will be first held at the Batac Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in the town.
This will be followed by a kickoff ceremony at the Marcos residence on Marcos Avenue.Marcos and Santiago will then proceed to the Marcos Mariano State University to address students.
Marcos will then proceed to Currimao plant to inaugurate a solar power plant.