Aquino lead over Villar down to 7% in latest SWS poll

Highlights of SWS survey conducted last Jan. 21 -24 commissioned by Businessworld:

Aquino lead over Villar down to 7 per cent
Roxas widens lead over Legarda by 21 points; Binay improves numbers
Revilla,Estrada, Cayetano, Defensor-Santiago post early lead in Senate race

Jan. 21-24 survey

Jan. 21-24 survey

Villar gains ground versus Aquino … while Erap stays in third

Liberal Party standard-bearer Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III remains the top pick among the 10 presidential aspirants green-lighted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) but the Nationalista Party’s (NP) Sen. Manuel “Manny” B. Villar appears to be fast catching up.

With the campaign period yet to officially start, a new BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found 42% of respondents saying they would vote for Mr. Aquino, four points down from the 46% who said so in an early December poll that was also commissioned by this newspaper.

Over the period Mr. Villar, Mr. Aquino’s top challenger, picked up eight points to secure the nod of 35%, up from 27%.

Mr. Aquino — who has led the voter preference surveys since his
surprise bid for the presidency last year — saw his lead cut by a significant margin. From nineteen points in the Dec. 5-10 BW-SWS poll, he is now ahead of Mr. Villar by just seven.

The narrowing gap was also recorded in a Dec.27-28 SWS poll commissioned by a legislator (See table).

Still in third, meanwhile, was former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, who lost three points to 13% from 16% previously.

The Jan. 21-24 SWS survey asked 2,100 adults nationwide the question: “Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang Presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon? (Among the names found on this list, who will you probably vote for as President of the Philippines if the elections were held today?) The error margin used was ±2%.

The list of 10 brought back independent candidate Jesus Nicanor “Nick” P. Perlas, included Vetellano “Dodong” S. Acosta of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, and removed the names of independents Oliver Lozano and Mariano Crespo.

Still in fourth, meanwhile, was the administration’s bet, former Defense Secretary Gilberto “Gibo” C. Teodoro, Jr. of the Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-Kampi-CMD). His score dipped to 4% from 5% in December.

Fifth place, with 2% from 1% in the previous survey, went to Bro. Eduardo “Eddie” C. Villanueva of the Jesus is Lord movement who is running under the Bangon Pilipinas Movement.

Sen. Richard “Dick” J. Gordon of the Bagumbayan-New Volunteers for a Philippines party picked up a few more voters to score 2%, up from 0.9%, while independent candidate Sen. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” A.S. Madrigal’s support was at 0.4% from 0.2%.

Mr. Acosta, who was not included in the previous survey, got 0.3%; John Carlos “JC” G. de los Reyes of the Ang Kapatiran Party saw his score hit 0.2% from 0.1%, while Mr. Perlas improved to 0.1% from 0.03%.

Mr. Aquino declined to answer phone calls, saying instead in a text message that he would “reserve comment until we have had a chance to study it (the survey results).” “We are getting conflicting numbers, hence my hesitancy in responding.”

Speaking on behalf of Mr. Villar, former Cavite representative and now NP spokesman Gilbert C. Remulla said: “It was no wonder why Sen. Villar’s detractors revived the C-5 issue, throwing those baseless accusations against him knowing fully well it was survey period.”

Mr. Remulla was referring to an ongoing Senate inquiry regarding alleged ethical misconduct by Mr. Villar over funding for a national road project.

“Forecasts … are proving to be correct that there is upward trend for Sen. Villar and downward trend for Sen. Aquino. It gives us further confidence that we will achieve statistical parity by next month. We expect the trend to continue,” he said.

Mr. Estrada’s spokesperson Margaux M. Salcedo, meanwhile, said in a telephone interview: “[The two-point decline] is still within the margin of error. At least his rating is steady.”

She also said the Comelec’s recent decision to allow Mr. Estrada to run amid electoral protests would “take time to sink in.”

“Expectedly, it will take a while for news to get around,” she said.

Mr. Teodoro and the other presidential candidates were not immediately available for comment.

Filipinos will troop to the polls on May 10 to pick Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s successor. – Gerard S. dela Peña

Roxas widens lead versus Legarda

Senator Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas appears to have picked up momentum as the leading contender for the country’s second-highest elective post.

A Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll commissioned by BusinessWorld found the Liberal Party bet the top choice for vice-president from the official Commission on Elections list of eight contenders, with a score of 49%. This was up six points from the 43% notched in an early December survey also commissioned by this newspaper.

In second with a four-point drop was the Nacionalista Party’s Sen. Loren B. Legarda who was the pick of 28%.
Third place went to Makati Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, who gained six points to 16%.

Asked to comment, Mr. Roxas said “people perhaps thought things over last Christmas. Mahirap magsalita (It is hard to make assumptions).”

Ms. Legarda was not immediately available for comment.

But Mr. Roxas claimed a big factor was his tandem with presidential hopeful Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III: “Siguro nakikita nila na tunay ang pagiging tandem namin at hindi lang ito shotgun marriage (Perhaps the respondents saw us as a true tandem, not a shotgun marriage).”

Mr. Roxas last year dropped long-held ambitions for the presidency in favor of Mr. Aquino, who was pushed to the forefront following the death of his mother, former President Corazon C. Aquno. Mr. Aquino, however, has since seen a once formidable lead slip to just seven points versus Ms. Legarda’s running mate, Sen. Manuel B. Villar, Jr.

Mr. Binay’s media officer Joey Salgado, meanwhile, welcomed his candidate’s gain.
“We’re happy. Mayor Binay started at zero compared to other candidates who are already known personalities. The campaign has not started yet and we’re already getting support,” he claimed.

The BW-SWS Pre-election Survey, conducted last Jan. 21-24, asked 2,100 adults: “Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang Bise-Presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon? (Among the names found on this list, who will you probably vote for as vice-president of the Philippines if the elections were held today?)

Percentages for the remaining vice-presidential candidates did not change significantly from the December survey.
Tied at fourth and fifth with 2% each were Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani “BF” F. Fernando and actor and former Optical Media Board chief Eduardo “Edu” B. Manzano.Mr. Manzano, the administration bet, got 3% the last time.

Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Perfecto R. Yasay of Bangon Pilipinas edged up to 0.4% from 0.1%. while TV news anchor Jose “Jay” Y. Sonza (Kilusang Bagong Lipunan) stayed at 0.3%.

From zero in the last survey, Dominador “Jun” F. Chipeco, Jr. of the Ang Kapatiran Party picked up to 0.2%. — Ira P. Pedrasa.
Revilla takes top spot in Senate race

An administration ally and two opposition bets are currently the voters’ top picks among an extensive list of aspirants vying for Senate seats in the upcoming May 10 elections.

A Jan. 21-24 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey done for BusinessWorld, the results of which were released before the offical campaign period starts next week, put re-electionist Ramon B. Revilla Jr. of the administration party Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) on top with the support of 58% of the respondents.

Following close behind were Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP). Both got a 57% rating.

People’s Reform Party bet Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who came first in the previous BW-SWS Pre-election Survey last Dec. 5-10, slipped to third with five-point drop to 50%.

Comprising the lineup of those likely to win Senate seats, the SWS said, are:

• former Senate president Franklin M. Drilon (Liberal Party or LP), 47%;
• Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ( PMP), 42%;
• former senator Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III (Nationalist People’s Coalition), 41%
• former senator Ralph G. Recto (LP), 40%;
• Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. (Kilusang Bagong Lipunan), 39%;
• former senator Sergio “Serge” D. Osmena III (independent), 38%;
• Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto “TG” L. Guingona III (LP), 31%;
• businessman Jose P. De Venecia III, son of former House Speaker Jose C. De Venecia, Jr. (PMP), 30%;
• and Senator Manuel “Lito” M. Lapid (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), 28%.

With statistical chances of making it were Gwendolyn C. Pimentel-Gana (Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan), the daughter of Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. who scored 23%.
Just outside the bounds, said the SWS, was Muntinlupa City Rep. Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon (LP) with 21%.

The SWS asked 2,100 adults to choose up to 12 names from a list of 62 candidates that was pre-approved by BusinessWorld.

Sought for comment, Ms. Cayetano said: “It’s always encouraging when one’s work is recognized by the people. The campaign period will start soon and I will continue to make known the kind of work I’ve done.”

Mr. Drilon, for his part, said: “The fourth position and the 47% rating is good. We have not yet started the campaign period and there’s a lot more room for improvement.”

For his part, Mr. Enrile, who got an increase from last December’s 37%, said: “I am grateful that I have increased my acceptability to the people but we do not know yet how things will develop during the election day. I will keep on working to serve the people.”

The other candidates were not immediately available for comment.– J. F. S. Valdez

February 1, 2010 5:06 pm  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010, surveys

42 Responses

  1. SumpPit - February 1, 2010 5:58 pm

    Di pala nakakatulong si Baby James.

    Tigilan mo ng mag-ilusyon Kris.

  2. balweg - February 1, 2010 8:17 pm

    RE: The Jan. 21-24 SWS survey asked 2,100 adults nationwide the question: “Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang Presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon?

    Well, obvious talaga ang mga survey na ito kasi po ONLY 2,100 adults nationwide ang kanilang tinanong kung sino ang inaakala nila na maging Pangulo ng bansa?

    Ang malaking ? ko e ito, dapat identified nating lahat kung ano ba ang background ng mga nasurvey na ito…kasi nga alam n’yo naman na ang daming bystanders or flying voters na pera-pera ang takbo ng mga kukote at walang paninindigan sa sarili.

    I DON’T believe sa survey na ito kundi ang punto ko e magkaalam-alam sa Mayo…mahirap ipagkatiwala ang Katotohan sa mga bayarang nagsurvey nito.

  3. Reyna Elena - February 1, 2010 9:25 pm

    which means, walang paki-alam ang madla sa C5 expose? and we just sit back relax and be quiet with all the anomalies I guess…

  4. tingog boss - February 1, 2010 9:29 pm

    Pababa ng pababa si NoyNoy, pataas ng pataas si Villar. Kung
    tutoo iyong direksiyon. Nag-iisip na naman siguro iyong mga
    lumundag kay NoyNoy dahil akala nila, siguradong-sigurado na

  5. chi - February 1, 2010 9:30 pm

    If C5-Taga wins, pinoys do deserve another Gloria.

  6. Tedanz - February 1, 2010 10:15 pm

    Marami talagang nagagawa ng pera. Pag nanalo itong si Villar ang magiging head sa MTRCB ay si Revillame, Optical Board si Michael V at sa Social Services ay si Dolphy. Executive secretary ay si Allan Cayetano, Press Secretary si Remulla at ang magiging Speaker sa Congress ay si Boybi Zamora at ang Senate President si Pia Cayetano.
    “Check” lahat …. lol

  7. henry90 - February 1, 2010 10:31 pm

    Relax Pareng Tedanz. . .kumukuha lang ng buwelo si Pareng Erap mo. . .hehehe

  8. Ellen - February 1, 2010 10:35 pm

    Seven per cent is still seven percent.That’s still substantial.

    Survey was done Jan. 21 to 24. I think the Senate Committee of the Whole report was leaked to media Jan. 25. So that’s not reflected in the survey.

  9. xonix - February 1, 2010 10:40 pm

    agree with chi totally. if we make the mistake of choosing villar as the next president, then let us just retain si gloria, at least bundat na sa kananakaw ito at maaaring sikaping baguhin ang imahe, kay villar, babawiin pa lang ang ginastos at pipilitin pang habulin si gloria.

    GOD save our country.

  10. Ellen - February 1, 2010 10:41 pm

    Villar’s two percent increase is not really much considering the margin of error.

    As Butch Abad pointed out considering the abundance of Villar ads, two per cent is a lean harvest for them.

    But his should be a wake up call for Noynoy and his campaign strategists.They should enliven his campaign.Make it vibrant.

  11. balweg - February 1, 2010 11:03 pm

    RE: …and we just sit back relax and be quiet with all the anomalies I guess…?

    YES…Queen Elena, tama ka…kung ayaw nila ng pagbabago so be it, tutal matiisin naman ang Pinoy kaya lang reklamador sa buhay?

    Ang dami kasing Pinoy na inaasa ang kapalaran sa gobyerno…AKALA nila magsisiunlad ang kanilang mga buhay? Diyan sila nagkakamali coz’afte na maupo ang mga iyan sa pwesto e ang kilala laman yaong nasa alta-socieded ng ating lipunan.

  12. balweg - February 1, 2010 11:08 pm

    henry90 – February 1, 2010 10:31 pm

    RE: Relax Pareng Tedanz. . .kumukuha lang ng buwelo si Pareng Erap mo. . .hehehe

    Siya nga manan Igan Tedanz…may punto si Igan Henry90! Actually, bali 2,500 Pinoys lang ang kanilang punulsuhan at paano tayo makakasiguro sa kredibilidad ng mga kinauukulan at nagkataon pa na mga EDSA DOS con Hello Garci wannabees ang mga ito?

    Di ako pabor sa style nila at wait and see sa May eleksyon at dito magkakaalam-alam kung sino ang magwawagi sa halalan.

  13. Pepito - February 1, 2010 11:30 pm

    That woman that NoyNoy mentioned in his MBC speech.
    What happened to her?

    If that woman says “..Nilapitan ko na nga si NoyNoy pero hindi naman nakatulong”, medyo tagilid lalo si NoyNoy.

  14. Mike - February 1, 2010 11:33 pm

    Naiyak ako nung binasa ko yung survey result for senators. Ano ba yan, mga artista nanaman at mga recycled trapos? Ngek, this country is really going to the dogs. :(

  15. Mike - February 1, 2010 11:35 pm

    Unfortunately, sa mga presidentiables naman, walang mga magagandang choice. Puro non of the above ako diyan… :(

  16. chi - February 1, 2010 11:55 pm

    Non of the above? So ano ang gagawin mo, Mike…kukuyakoy din? hehehe! Kaya namayagpag si Gloria, ganyan ang inugali ni Juan.

  17. balweg - February 1, 2010 11:56 pm

    RE: Ano ba yan, mga artista nanaman at mga recycled trapos? Ngek, this country is really going to the dogs.

    Well, DEMOKRASYA Igan Mike…e ka nga Pinoy style politics!

    Ang mahalaga e ang importante…kung sino ang papalaring manalo e tanggapin nang maluwag sa loob, after ng eleksyon we need to help each other para mayroong magandang kapupuntahan ang ating bansa.

    Ang hirap ang daming pasaway at genius sa kagaguhan sa bayan natin, ang lahat gusto e maging leader o kaya bosing…WALA talaga sa pagtino kung di matututo ang Pinoy na magparaya sa sarili at makipagtulungan di ba!

  18. balweg - February 2, 2010 12:07 am

    RE: Non of the above?

    Di ako mapalagay Igan Chi, SAAN TAYO PATUTUNGO NITO?

    Talang dismayado ang ating Igang Mike sa takbo ng pangpulitikang kamalayan sa ating bansa. Wala siyang tulak-kabigin sa mga kandidato eh.

  19. cocoy - February 2, 2010 12:44 am

    Hindi basehan ang survey. Ang binibilang diyan ay ang cast votes.Kahit lamang ng isang boto sa lahat ng kalaban ay panalo na.

  20. perl - February 2, 2010 12:45 am

    Puro non of the above ako diyan…
    Gusto ni Gloria yan…

  21. perl - February 2, 2010 12:55 am

    Ilan bilyon pa ba uubusin ni Villar para habulin ang 7% lead ni Aquino?

    Pabonggahan ng political ads ang labanan!

  22. ocayvalle - February 2, 2010 1:57 am

    do you still all believe in the survey in the philippines…?? not me..those 1,200 respondents is nothing compare to the real voting citizens of the philippines, kasi ung survey diyan, kung saan alam nila na madaming maka villar or maka noynoy, duon sila nag susurvey, sa dami ng mahirap sa atin di sila magsurvey duon at malaman ang katotohanan..whatever survey they will do, i believe it will be erap by landslide..hindi na mababago iyon..!!

  23. balweg - February 2, 2010 2:51 am

    RE: ..whatever survey they will do, i believe it will be erap by landslide..hindi na mababago iyon..!!

    YES Igan Ocayvalle…ang survey na naglalabasan e puro pabor kay Yellow Fever at C5-Taga?

    Doon sila nagkamami sa kanilang AKALA, kasi nga ang daming napapahamak dito…ang mga anti-Erap na newspapers and tv/radio stations e bakit wala nito sa kanilang balita?


    1) In Davao, a survey released by the office of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shows Erap surging to 2nd place with 27 percent (from 11 percent) closing the gap of 40 percent points with Noynoy Aquino who recorded 36 percent (from 51 percent) among 2,954 respondents. Sen. Manny Villar was in third place with 15 percent.

    2) Pres. Erap now leading in North Cotabato.

    3) 1st district of North Cotabato reported that in mock elections he conducted in Midsayap, Erap got 88 percent of the votes.

    4) In Koronadal City, South Cotabato, 20,000 persons cheered Erap at the track and field stadium as he proclaimed PMP candidates led by Fernando Miguel, candidate for governor and Junette Hurtado for vice governor.

    5) In Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat, Vice Mayor Florante Agduma and Mayor Ramon Abalos led another cheering crowd of 5,000 at the gymnasium.

    6) The same enthusiasm was shown by thousands in the remote town of Mati, capital of Davao Oriental. Erap’s party was warmly welcomed by Mayor Michelle Rabat.

    7) Erap’s two-day swing to the four provinces was highlighted by a lunch with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

    8)Rep. Jose Solis (Lakas-Kampi, Sorsogon) and 14 vice mayors of Sorsogon have shifted their support to President Erap. Alan Lee, a native of Gubat Sorsogon, is Erap’s campaign coordinator for that province.

    9)Board Member Jojo Alvarez who is running for mayor of Boac as an independent has now affiliated with PMP and is supporting Erap for President.

    Ang tanong ko e simple lang…ang survey ng mga bayaran e 2,100 respondents ang pinagbasihan, but itong libu-libong Pinoy e kita naman ang ibidensya na balik-suporta sa Pangulong Erap.

    Sino ngayon ang nagsasabi ng TOTOO at pawang KATOTOHANAN lamang!

  24. Pepito - February 2, 2010 3:12 am

    Ang masa talaga, para kay Erap. Pero dahil nga na namatay si Presidente Cory, maraming masa na nakikiramay kay NoyNoy. Tandaan ninyo, wala namang nag-iisip na may kakayahang maging presidente si NoyNoy ah. Ang labas niyan, habang palapit ng palapit sa Mayo, mas mabilis ang lipatan ng boto ng masa palayo kay NoyNoy.

  25. henry90 - February 2, 2010 4:43 am

    Ganun talaga sa Pinas. Libre ang mangarap. . . .yun nga lang pag natalo ka, e daig mo pa ang binangungot. . .si Money V kaya, paano na pag natalo sya? Paano nya kaya babawiin yung bilyones na ipinangampanya niya? Sabagay, sa C5 at Taga naman galing yun kaya di masyadong masakit sa kalooban. . .hehehe

  26. AnnaDeBrux - February 2, 2010 6:19 am

    which means, walang paki-alam ang madla sa C5 expose? Renz

    Well, if so, then truly, Pinas deserves the government it has got…

  27. martina - February 2, 2010 6:41 am

    Kung ang maglalaban sa survey ay Noynoy at si Erap mas maganda at mas komportable ako, dahil no. 1 at no.2 ko sila. Pero kung ang close na no 2 ay si Villar, iyan ang nakakatakot. Hindi lang siya another Gloria, hihigitan pa niya si Glue sigurado, sa kasibaan.

    O kaya, kahit sino na lang, wag lang si Villar.

  28. andres - February 2, 2010 9:06 am

    Wala akong tiwala sa SWS, diba’t sila din ang naglabas ng survey noong 2004 na nagsasabing mananalo si Gloria laban kay FPJ noong palapit na ang eleksyon? Maniniwala ka ba non???

    Ang SWS ay palalabasin na malakas ang kandidato lalo na’t kapag siya ang nag commission ng survey.

    Antayin natin ang Pulse Asia.

  29. juggernaut - February 2, 2010 9:14 am

    If this is the result of VIllar’s spending 3 billion plus already, its not much…

  30. Ellen - February 2, 2010 9:56 am

    yes, you are right Jug. Two percentage points for those ads? Sobrang pilit.

  31. Mike - February 2, 2010 10:18 am

    “Non of the above? So ano ang gagawin mo, Mike…kukuyakoy din? hehehe! Kaya namayagpag si Gloria, ganyan ang inugali ni Juan.” – Chi

    Chi, non of the above yung mga nasa top ng survey. Meron pa naman siguro isa diyan na pwede ng pagtyagaan pero hinahanap ko pa rin kung meron. Hehehe :P

  32. andres - February 2, 2010 10:48 am

    Ka Balweg,

    Dapat suriin ng mabuti ang nangyari noong Edsa Dos. Sino sa mga kandidato ngayon ang may kinalaman sa pagluklok kay Gloria Arroyo noong 2001. Ibig sabihin ay binastos din nila ang karapatan ng masa ng pumili ng kanilang pangulo.

    Sa aking tingin ang tunay na oposisyon ay ang kalaban ni Gloria magmula noong 2001, hindi yoong kasabwat sa pagluklok sa halimaw na si GMA.

  33. andres - February 2, 2010 10:56 am

    Si Villar sa huli ay magiging manok ni GMA, sapagka’t walang pag-asa ang bata niyang si Gibo.

    Ang dapat tandaan lamang ay iisang bagay, sino sa mga presidentiables ang may kinalaman sa paglukolok halimaw na si Gloria ay dapat mag-isip isip na tayo!

  34. jpax - February 2, 2010 12:10 pm

    The survey shows what kind of voters we Filipino are.

    I’ve watched the ANC Youth forum and the lady senator with balls is doing a great job not with her platform but by informing the public about the corrupt presidentiable. I believe she is not running not just to win but most importantly is to prevent the kurakot and coward (no accountability) from winning the presidency. Muntik na sigurong maubos ang dugo ni Sen. Villar sa pamumutla during the forum hehehe

  35. martina - February 2, 2010 2:59 pm

    “…a new Business World-Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found 42% of respondents saying they would vote for Mr. Aquino, four points down from the 46% who said so in an early December poll that was also commissioned by this newspaper.” (quoted from above)

    Hindi ba taga dito sa newspaper na ito iyong si Rene Azurin na may article favourable kay Villar na featured dito sa blog a couple of days ago?. Goodness, ano pa ba ang masasabi ko.

    Agree ako jpax (#34), sabi pa ni Jamby, kung siya ang pres, kaagad agad niyang pinagtatanggal ang sec ng national defense at interior katapos ng Ampatuan massacre. At siya lamang daw ang may naifile na kaso against GMA sa UN. Mas may balls nga.

  36. martina - February 2, 2010 4:20 pm

    And Jamby called Villar evil and corrupt.

    Cheers for Jamby…hep hep, hurrraaaay!

  37. Phil Cruz - February 2, 2010 4:26 pm

    Villar was either lucky or was deliberately made to be lucky with the results of the Business World-commissioned SWS survey.

    The survey was started Jan. 21st. There was not much C-5 issue raging in the news yet. The survey ended Jan. 24th, the day before the C-5 Enrile report hit the news headlines on Jan. 25th. So Villar was lucky.

    Or could it have been that the survey was deliberately commissioned by Business World to be conducted before the Enrile Report hit the fan?

    Who are the people behind the Business World newspaper? Have they also commissioned similar surveys in the past? Or is this the first time?

    As Martina has asked, who is this Rene Azurin? And how influential is he in that newspaper?

  38. Phil Cruz - February 2, 2010 4:42 pm

    Actually, one has to give credit to those in charge of the ads of Villar. And course, his billions.

    His TV messages are very sharply targeted. His endorsers pack power with the masa. His billions make that possible. Wowowee Willie, Michael V are power punchers.

    Dolphy, the latest, is the strongest endorser, in my opinion. But this was surprising since he is considered one of the more credible and trustworthy individuals in showbiz. Why the heck would he go for Villar?

    But Dolphy has been out of work for three years now. Finances were getting tight for him as he himself admits. So could a deal with the ultimate deal maker have been made?

    Ahh..with billions, Manny V can do magic. And when he gets to the Presidency, he’ll weave that magic once again and make the people’s money disappear..and reappear into his bottomless pockets.

  39. gusa77 - February 2, 2010 6:05 pm

    Perhaps,maybe hindi nasayang funding na 200m pesos dahil hindi naman na release kuno,pero ng nasayang ay ang P6 BILYON ang idinonate ng hungghang na tauhan ng pamahalaan na upang pagbigyang ang kahilingan kuno ng ibig kumamamit ng lumikong kalye.Mukhang napakamahal naman ang right of way ng 6 milyon kuno ang nakikinabang.Bakit dapat bang tustusan ng 90milyon ang isang napakamahal na extension road??

  40. Amihan - February 2, 2010 8:37 pm

    Kahit na anti villar ako i expect for the worst, si villar ang likely na mananalo.

  41. balweg - February 2, 2010 9:40 pm

    RE: Sa aking tingin ang tunay na oposisyon ay ang kalaban ni Gloria magmula noong 2001, hindi yoong kasabwat sa pagluklok sa halimaw na si GMA?

    Exactly Igan Andres, ONLY citizen Erap and EDSA 3 wannabees ang tunay na oposisyon?

    Ang Yellow Fever, C5 at Tiyaga, Gordon, etc. etc. e mga nagtraydor yan sa ating Saligang Batas noong EDSA DOS con Hello Garci?

    Ngayon ang iingay at mga sinungaling…sila ang kakutsaba nina Santita Cory, Kardinal Makasalanan, Tabako, Civil socialites, Leftists/Rightists and bystanders.

    Tanging ang EDSA 3 wannabees lamang ang may karapatang tawaging oposisyon…ANO sila sinuswerte e puro hunyango at balimbing ang karamihan sa kanila.

    Mahirap ipagkatiwala ang kaparalang ng ating bansa sa mga traydor na yan at pasaway!

  42. AnnaDeBrux - February 3, 2010 3:23 am

    Ang importante ay hindi na magpaloko ang mga Pinoy voters.

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