Sotto tops senatorial survey


SEN. Vicente Sotto 3rd topped the latest senatorial survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Sotto, 67, was a recording company executive and an international bowling champion before he rose to prominence as a member of the comedy trio Tito, Vic and Joey.

He was elected vice mayor of Quezon City in his initial foray into politics in 1988 and topped the 1992 senatorial elections with nearly 12 million votes.

Sotto placed 3rd in the 1998 senatorial polls but was unsuccessful in 2007, finishing in 19th place.

He placed 9th in the 2010 elections, garnering 11.8 million votes.

In the latest SWS senatorial survey, which was conducted from September 2 to 5 among 1,200 respondents, Sotto got 54 percent followed by former senator Panfilo Lacson with 47 percent and Sen. Ralph Recto with 43 percent.

Senate President Franklin Drilon placed fourth with 42 percent followed by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and former senator Francis Pangilinan with 40 percent each, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima with 33 percent, former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri with 32 percent, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao with 30 percent, Sen. Sergio Osmeña 3rd with 28 percent and Las Piñas City (Metro Manila) Rep. Mark Villar with 24 percent.
The respondents were asked to pick 12 names from a list of 44.


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  1. If you are going to compare De Lima with Tolentino then how can I disagree? He is useless to a fault. Even Tito Sotto is better than him, and he ranks among the most incompetent politicians we ever had.

  2. minus INC nasa top 7 hehehehe sabi sa inyo kung matino kayo hindi nyo kailangan ang boto ng INC… LOL!

  3. When politicians open their mouths during campaigns, they mean exactly the opposite! All of them are pro poor, love the poor!Will improve the lives of the poor! Really? E di sana mayayaman na ang mga ito and wala ng naghihirap pa sa ngayon? Baka mali lang pagkakabigkas or spell ng ibig nilang sabihin.. its “poor the poor”…. Our breed of politicians embrace a DEMOCRACY to poor the people, buy the people and off with the people!

  4. i belong to the working class and a taxpayer of this country, yet it hurts me when politics and government of this great nation is shaped/influenced by the elite few, by a minority but influential cult and irresponsible, insensitive and ignorant majority class. I just hope and pray that comes election time, only taxpayers and students will be allowed to vote. This way, we can be assured of quality leaders to run the Philippine government.

  5. Whatever they say, popularity is the name of the game.
    Sisihin nyo yung mga bomoboto hindi yung tumatakbo.
    Kahit pumutok pa ang mga buche niyo hindi na mababago ang
    kalakaran sa pilipinas.
    Sila-sila pa rin ang mananalo.
    Kahit naman sinong umupo lahat naman ng mga yan magnanakaw.
    Ano ng bago. Ganun pa rin ang kalalabasan…

  6. Sotto ranks #1

    A senator that gave his pork barrel allocation to Napoles for kickbacks is #1

    Goes to show how dim witted, misinformed and uninformed the public really are.

    SWS is still a paid for fraud of a survey company owned by Grace Poe’s uncle

  7. Nancy Bulok Cake on

    This is a display of stupidity of the Filipino voters. Can you imagine a person who committed plagiarism to be #1 in the survey? What had Sotto done in senate? Is it because he is a showbiz personality? Is it because he has the money? Or is it because he is an actor? Or probably, is it because of the hundreds of millions of pesos of senate allowances, pork barrel and some illegal sources of money? Please, Filipino voters, NO MORE ACTORS and ACTRESSES in congress. Gone are the days where we have honest bar topnotchers to choose from. Bar topnotchers who were good debaters. Now we have Sotto, Lapid, Binay, and Legarda who cannot even express themselves. Who cannot even introduce laws by accepting debates from learned senators or legislators.

    • What had Sotto done in senate?
      He helped make Napoles rich by giving his pork barrel fund to her in exchange for kickbacks.