DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan: Manila Mayor and candidate for President Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has emerged No. 1 in an election survey conducted in the Ilocos Region provinces by the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Crime, Illegal Drugs and Gambling Inc. headed by Prof. Salvador Singson-de Guzman.

Singson-de Guzman on Thursday said second to Domagoso was former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., contrary to claims of some political leaders in the four provinces of Region I that the latter is the favorite candidate of the Ilocanos, including Pangasinenses.

"We are also surprised with the result of the face-to-face poll survey because we were expecting that Marcos is the favorite candidate of the Ilocanos in the region," he told The Manila Times.

The face-to-face survey was conducted in the provinces of Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Ilocos Norte from October 20 to November 20.

Most of the new youth voters picked Marcos, while Domagoso got the votes of senior citizens, farmers, tricycle operators and drivers, jeepney drivers and students.

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According to Singson-de Guzman, his group distributed 22,500 survey forms to registered voters in public markets and villages of the towns and cities in the four provinces.

The number of actual voters who participated in the election poll was 21,969 while a total of 531 refused to participate.

Domagoso was declared No. 1, garnering a total of 9,476 votes; Marcos was No. 2 with 4,274 votes; No. 3 was Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo with 2,799 votes; No.4 was Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go with 2,217 votes; No. 5 was Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson with 1,996 votes; and last was Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao with 1,207 votes.

In Ilocos Norte, a total of 4,000 survey forms were distributed, and a total of 3,859 registered voters participated, while a total of 141 refused to answer.

Marcos was the winner here, tallying a total of 1,341 votes; second was Domagoso with 704 votes; third was Robredo with 592 votes; fourth was Lacson with 437 votes; fifth was Pacquiao with 406 votes; and last was Go with 379 votes.

He had listed the city of Batac in the province as his hometown.

In the province of Ilocos Sur, some 4,000 survey forms were distributed in the towns and cities, with a total of 3,974 voters taking part while only 26 did not participate.

Marcos also emerged on top here, registering 1,664 votes; second was Domagoso with 824 votes; third was Pacquiao with 623 votes; fourth was Robredo with 579 votes; fifth was Go with 176 votes; and last was Lacson with 108 votes.

In La Union, a total of 4,500 survey forms were distributed, and a total of 4,362 voters participated and a total of 138 did not participate.

Domagoso ranked No.1 with 2,314 votes; second, Marcos with 902 votes; third, Robredo with 605 votes; fourth, Go with 253 votes; fifth, Lacson with 204 votes; and last, Pacquiao with 84 votes.

In Pangasinan with four cities (Alaminos, Dagupan, San Carlos and Urdaneta) had a total of 10,000 survey forms distributed, with a total of 9,774 respondents taking part and a total of 226 did not participate.

Robredo won in Dagupan City; second, Domagoso; third, Marcos; fourth, Lacson; fifth, Pacquiao; and last, Go.

Domagoso was the overall winner, posting a total votes of 5,634; second, Go with 1,409 votes; third, Lacson with 1,247 votes; fourth, Robredo with 1,023 votes; fifth, Marcos with 367 votes; and last, Pacquiao with 94 votes.

Singson-de Guzman, a native of Tagudin in Ilocos Sur, said Marcos cannot get the majority votes of the Ilocanos and Pangasinenses contrary to the claims of his political supporters that a majority of the votes will go to him.

The poll survey conducted by Singson-de Guzman's group was sponsored by business sectors and former politicians who are members of the ruling PDP-Laban party.

The Samahan ng mga Inabusong Kababaihan ng Pilipinas-Region 1 Chapter headed by Mary Padilla reported that Moreno is the favorite candidate for President of Pangasinan voters.