Sen. Grace Poe remains the most trusted presidential candidate, according to the latest The Standard Poll.
Poe garnered a majority trust rating of 54 percent in the nationwide survey conducted from April 27 to May 1 by the paper’s resident pollster, Laylo.
This is the highest trust rating drawn by the independent presidential candidate since the campaign started in January.
The senator has also consistently topped the trust survey since September 2015, the month she declared her bid for Malacañang anchored on genuine inclusive growth, global competitiveness and transparency in government.
“Ang hinahanap natin ngayon ay isang lider na masasandalan, na makakapagbigay sa atin ng inspirasyon, na maiaahon tayo sa kahirapan. Hindi po iisa lamang ang problema ng ating bayan [What we are looking for is a leader whom we could lean on, who would inspire us, who would lift us from poverty. Our country faces many problems],” Poe said in a news conference in Makati City (Metro Manila) on Thursday.
The senator said her “Gobyernong May Puso” (Government with a Heart) will address the biggest problems of the country–poverty, unemployment and crime.
Poe assured the public that her government is something Filipinos can be truly proud of, “where the people are safe and, most of all, they are prosperous.”
She urged voters to choose leaders who have integrity and who can inspire, instead of threaten, people into action.
Poe was recently chosen by 59 percent of 1,200 respondents in the Veritas Truth Survey, which sought to assess Filipinos’ perception of all presidential candidates’ servant leadership qualities.
The Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas asked respondents to rank the candidates based on 10 qualities of a servant leader: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of the people and building community.
Poe aced nine out of 10 qualities of a servant leader.