Poe not relaxing despite high ratings


SHE may be topping all the surveys but Sen. Grace Poe is not resting on her laurels with only a month to go before election day.

In the latest Bilang Pilipino-Social Weather Stations (SWS) mobile survey, Poe got 34 percent of the “votes.”

The senator also kept the lead in a recent survey of Pulse Asia with 28 percent.

But despite her high ratings, Poe said she has no time to relax.

“Malakas din ang ating mga katunggali at nag-iiba-iba ang survey. Hindi ako magtataka kung bukas mas mataas sila. Kailangan pa talaga ng tiyaga [My rivals are also strong and survey results change. I will not be surprised if tomorrow they will be on top. We have to work more],” she noted in an interview in Cebu.

With four more weeks of campaigning, the senator said anything can happen.

“Nakita natin noong 2010, bigla na lang mayroong nakalusot na hindi binabantayan [We saw what happened in 2010, someone won the vice presidential race and his candidacy for the vice presidency picked up speed only two weeks before the elections],” she added.

The senator was apparently referring to now Vice President Jejomar Binay, who defeated now Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd.

“Kailangan kami talagang mag-ikot. May mga survey na mas mataas kami, survey na mas mababa pa, ito yata siguro ang race kung saan walang nagkakatugma-tugma talaga na numero. Hindi ba nakakalito [We have to go around. There are surveys that have me on top, there are others where I am low. The numbers are not consistent. It’s confusing, isn’t it]?” Poe further noted.

At this point in the campaign, the lawmaker is confident that she can overcome anything, saying her critics have nothing more to hurl at her that could hurt her candidacy.

“My life is an open book. If there’s an issue against me, that will have been an invention. But I can sleep well at night because I do not harbor ill-feelings against my rivals,” she said.

On Wednesday, Poe vowed that she will take the nation’s interest at heart and that she will be tough on criminals.

Peace and order will also be the focus of her administration, she said.

“Women may appear calm but they don’t give up easily in a fight, especially if they are protecting the lives of their loved ones. I will do the same as President, I may be a woman but I have courage, concern and a genuine desire to help the poor,” the senator added.

Poe said that she will not hesitate to visit barangay (villages) to make sure that the streets are safe.

“If there is even one village that is unable to solve the criminality problem and the local government will not act, I will personally go to that village and fix the problem,” she added.


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  1. juan delacruz on

    Duterte continued rise in the survey shows only that the Filipino people are matured enough to choose their right leader.Duterte victory is the victory of the Filipino people who was oppressed by the oligarch who ruled Philippine politics for many decades.These bunch of people are the ones who controlled the Philippines both in politics and business.Duterte for real change,

  2. Senator Grace Poe is one of the most hard working public servants we’ve ever had. The surveys are just guides on how to run the campaign. I expect her to work even harder now that it’s just a month to go before the elections.

  3. Binay & duterte are the only capable people,voting poe is a vote for pinoy & danding,anybody wag lang poe

  4. Anu pa man ang gawin ng ibang kalaban,laban kay sen.garce poe ang taong masa at sang bayanang Pilipino parin ang nagtitiwala sakanya. Iba talaga pag pinalaki ka sa tama at hndi ka nahahawaan ng mga taong nasa paligid mo.

    • juan delacruz on

      Si Erap,Danding,Pinoy ang mga amo nya wala na siyang gagawin sa malacanang wala pa naman siyang karanasan sa pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno mag sitting pretty lang siya habang ang bansa ay nalulugmok na sa kahirapan iyan si Grace Llamanzares aiming high down high.

  5. natatakot nalamang ang ibang kalaban nya. Kaya kung anu-ano na lamang ang mga pinag sasabi at paninira ang ginagawa nila laban kay sen.grace poe. Paano ba naman sira na silang lahat sa masa at si sen.grace poe na lamang ang taong malinis at walang bahid na kasinungalingan at katiwalian sa ating bansa.

    • juan delacruz on

      Anong walang kasinungalingan yung kaso nya hindi pa ma resolba dahil pinalusut kuno pero hindi majority ang magistrate na bumoto kaya magkakaroon naman ng final decision at babayaran na naman nila para makalusot ang residence issue at ang natural citizenship nya at wala pa naman talagang katiwalian yan dahil bago pa lang sa politica pero pag iyon ay maging Presidente naku baka ubos ang kaban ng bayan.

  6. Erlinda Rabe on

    Poe has problems even if she wins some people me included will not trust a liar who says she is qualified to run for President.

  7. Naniniwala ako na dapat kang maging kampante Sen Poe tiyak na sa bandang huli tuloy-tuloy ang pangunguna mo at suporta ng mga tao sayo. Go Sen Grace Poe!

    • juan delacruz on

      Ang mga tao na matalino di boboto sa isang candidato na wala pang karanasan sa pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno popularity by Family name is not the basis for a good governance.

  8. Natalia Salvacion on

    naniniwala ako na marami ang sumusuporta kay senator grace poe mapa sa survey man yan o sa pag iikot niya. at alam ko na may kapasidad siya para maging mabuting pinuno ng bansa.

    • juan delacruz on

      Duterte continued rise in the survey shows only that the Filipino people are matured enough and knows to choose their right leader.Duterte victory is the victory of the Filipino people who was oprressed by the oligarch who ruled Philippine politics for many decades.No to the oligarch Roxas,Lamanzares are one of them.