Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, vice presidential candidate of the Liberal Party (LP) in the May 2016 polls, has continued to top various mock elections being held in different colleges and universities all over the country.
In the latest mock elections conducted among students, faculty, administrators and staff at various campuses of the Ateneo de Manila University, Robredo took first place with 1,760 votes.
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was a far second with 244 votes while Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano took third place with 201 votes.
Robredo also topped recent mock elections in various campuses of the University of the Philippines, University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod City (Negros Occidental), University of Asia and the Pacific, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental) and Silliman University in Dumaguete City (Negros Oriental).
These results supposedly showed that a growing number of youth voters across the archipelago are now inclined to support and vote for Robredo.
The recent surveys have shown Robredo’s meteoric rise from a measly 1 percent in October 2015 to 22 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey that was released this week.
Youth groups from all over the Philippines supposedly have also begun to signify their support for Camarines Sur lawmaker as they have converged to form Youth for Leni Robredo (Y4L).
According to Maris Cortes, head of Y4L, many youth volunteers have been requesting campaign materials of Robredo.
These volunteers, Cortes said, have also started to organize activities such as flash mobs and market campaigns to help boost her candidacy.
Tech-savvy youth volunteers have also developed campaign materials and infographics that can easily be shared in social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“We believe that she is the best candidate who can help young Filipinos achieve their dreams of being able to receive quality education and eventually find employment opportunities to help their families,” Cortes said.