Rain, quake fail to stop UniTeam’s Mindanao Miting de Avance

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — Despite a four-hour heavy rain and an earthquake, thousands of supporters of the UniTeam led by consistent frontrunners Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Vice Presidential hopeful Sara Duterte, on Thursday stayed to be part of the party’s Mindanao Miting de Avance here.

The venue, which was the same rally site as the UniTeam’s contending party, was already full and spilling off as early as 2 p.m. even if the event was scheduled to start late afternoon.



A rain-drenched Hermogenes Villanueva, 71, from Asuncion town, said they will stay until the end of the event.

“Magpabilin mi. Naa sab akong mga kauban diri. Nanganhi lang gyud mi para mulantaw sa rally. Andam ko mo-suporta nila, dili ko sa uban nga kandidato,” Villanueva, who came with her wife and granddaughter as early as 11 in the morning, said.

While the crowd was enjoying the entertainment of the grandest political gathering held in the province, an earthquake happened.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology later saidr it was a 5.8-magnitude tremor with the epicenter in Tarragona, Davao Oriental.

Despite the rain and tremor, Samra Esmael-Buisan, a utility worker, said she will remain in the venue to wait for the BBM-Sara tandem.

“Gusto namong makita si Sara Duterte ug BBM. Sila akong iboto isip presidente ug bise-presidente nako tungod maayo sila magdala. BBM-Sara unta madaog kay sila ang magdala ug kaayohan [sa nasud],” the 23-year old mother said.

UniTeam senatorial candidates Larry Gadon, Harry Roque, Win Gatchalian, Robin Padilla, Gibo Teodoro, Jinggoy Estrada, Mark Villar and Migz Zubiri, and SAGIP Party-list Representative Rodante Marcoleta attended the event.

The Miting de Avance here was the UniTeam’s second after it kicked off a successful gathering in Guimbal, Iloilo on May 3. HNP MEDIA

Sara thanks MNLF for endorsement

Assalam Alaikum!

Let me express my sincerest gratitude to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for expressing support to my candidacy as Vice President and the candidacy of Bongbong Marcos as President in the May 9 elections.

Datu Albakil ‘Thong’ Jikiri, National Vice Chairman for Military Affairs of MNLF, made the announcement recently in Zamboanga City, citing their confidence in the wisdom and sincerity of both I and Mr. Marcos.

MNLF’s support is essential to our cause of bringing about meaningful and lasting peace and development in Mindanao and the rest of the country.

As the national government’s partner in peacebuilding in Mindanao over the years, MNLF’s support to the UniTeam will serve as a solid foundation in our pursuit of continued peace and development and equality of rights and opportunities for our Moro brothers and sisters.

As a Mindanawon, I will always protect and support the interest of Mindanao and its people — knowing the role of Mindanao in the growth of the entire country.

Magkasama po tayo at magiging magkatuwang upang masiguro ang patuloy na pag-unlad at kapayapaan sa Mindanao at ng buong bansa.

Mahalin natin ang Pilipinas.

Shukran.

Sara Z. Duterte

BBM nagpasalamat sa pag-endorso kaniya sa PDP-Laban

OCTA RESEARCH ABRIL 2-6, BBM 57%; NAGMINTINAR SA DAKONG LABAW BATOK SA MGA KAATBANG



SA menos tulo nalang ka semana sa dili pa ang Mayo 9 nga eleksyon, ang presidential frontrunner nga si Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos padayong naghari sa tanan niyang mga kaatbang sa matag nationwide scientific surveys nga gihimo sa tanang respetado nga polling firms sa nasud.

Base sa April 2-6 OCTA Research Tugon ng Masa survey nga gipagawas niadtong Domingo, si Marcos nakakuha og 57 porsyento nga preference votes gikan sa 1, 200 ka respondents.

Nisaka pa si Marcos og duha ka porsyento nga puntos kumpara sa iyang 55 porsyento nga gusto sa mga botante niadtong Pebrero 2022.

Ang OCTA Research wala magpagawas sa ilang Marso nga survey nga nag-ingon nga kini pribado nga kamandoan sa usa ka pribadong kompanya.

Si Leni Robredo naulahi gihapon og 22 porsyento, Isko Moreno nga 9 porsyento, Manny Pacquiao, 7 porsyento; ug Ping Lacson, 4 porsyento.



Ang Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP standard-bearer) nagpabilin usab sa iyang pagpanguna sa National Capital Region (NCR) nga adunay 35 porsyento, 66 porsyento sa Balance Luzon, 56 porsyento sa Visayas ug 50 porsyento sa Mindanao.

Si Marcos mao sab ang top choice sa Class ABC nga adunay 52 porsyento; 59 porsyento sa Class D, ug 44 porsyento sa Class E.

Sa grupo sa edad, si Marcos nakakuha sa labing taas nga marka gikan sa 18-24 anyos nga adunay 77 porsyento; 25-34 anyos nga adunay 62 porsyento; 35-44 anyos, 46 porsyento; 45-54 anyos, 50 porsyento; 55-64 anyos, 54 porsyento; 65-74 anyos, 53 porsyento; ug 75 ug pataas, 36 porsyento.

Sa nakagawas nga survey niadtong Marso sa Social Wether Station (SWS), nakita sab nga runaway winner si Marcos human nisaka og otso porsyento ang iyang voter preference gikan sa miaging survey.

Naka-iskor siya og 58 porsyento nga gusto sa mga botante kaniadtong Marso 2022 nga survey, nga misaka pag-ayo sa walo ka porsyento kung itandi sa iyang 50 porsyento nga rating sa survey kaniadtong Enero.

Sama sa naandan, ang labing layo nga nagsunod sa ikaduha nga pwesto mao si Leni Robredo nga adunay 18 porsyento nga gusto sa mga botante kaniadtong Marso o mikunhod sa usa ka porsyento kung itandi sa iyang 19 porsyento nga gusto sa botante kaniadtong Enero.

Namatikdan usab nga padayong nisaka ang gidaghanon ni Marcos samtang nagkaduol ang piniliay.



Sa Oktubre 2021 nga SWS survey, si Marcos nakakuha og 47 porsyento, samtang niadtong Disyembre 2021 misaka ngadto sa 51 porsyento.

Sa miaging Enero, nakakuha siya og 50 porsyento sa wala pa nakapuntos og 58 porsyento karong Marso.

Samtang, si Robredo nagpabilin nga ubos sa 20 porsyento sa SWS survey sukad niadtong Oktubre 2021.

Naka-iskor siya og 18 porsyento niadtong Oktubre 2021, 14 porsyento niadtong Disyembre, ug 19 porsyento niadtong Enero unya mibalik sa 18 porsyento karong Marso.

Sa sayo pa, ang survey sa Pulse Asia mideklarar nga si Marcos mahimong labing unang “majority president” sa nasud ubos sa multi-party setup, human namentinar ang iyang dakong labaw batok sa iyang kaatbang.

Base sa resulta sa pre-election polls sa Pulse Asia nga gipagawas niadtong Marso, nagpabiling dakong lider si Marcos sa presidential derby, nga nakakuha og 56% nga voter preference.

Layo nga nagsunod sa ikaduha nga pwesto mao si Leni Robredo nga adunay 24% samtang si Isko Damagoso nakakuha og 8%.

Sa laing bahin, si Manny Pacquiao nahimutang sa ikaupat nga adunay 6%, samtang si Panfilo Lacson nakakuha og 2%.

Sa una nga pakighinabi sa SMNI, si Ana Tabunda, Research Director sa Pulse Asia, namahayag nga si Marcos nagpadayon sa pagdominar nga halos dili mabuntog nga labaw ug lisud kaayo alang kang Robredo ang pag-apas.

“Medyo lisod siya (si Robredo makaapas), kay nwebe puntos ang ulahi nga pagtaas ni Leni. Aron makaapas, nanginahanglan siya og 16 puntos unya si BBM kinahanglang pakunhuran og 16 puntos sa umaabot nga adlaw sa dili pa ang piniliay. Medyo lisod siya (mahitabo),” pasabot niini.

Mahimong mausab, ang pangutana kon makaapas pa ba. Dili man hinuon imposible pero medyo lisod kay 32 puntos ang gintang,” paghatag niini og gibug-aton. (PR)

90% of governors in the country support BBM

AT least 90 percent or 73 of the 81 governors in the country are now fully supporting the candidacy of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’  Marcos Jr. just as they vowed to give him a landslide victory in the fast-approaching May 9 national polls.

This developed as a total of 16 governors trooped to the BBM headquarters in Mandaluyong on Sunday night of April 10 to reiterate their support for his presidential bid.

It was the second round of meeting between Marcos and the local chief executives for the consolidation of command votes in their respective provinces.

“Yung sinabi ni Chavit (Singson) na almost 90 percent ng governors are already for Bongbong. Totoo yun. Right now we have a new President,” said Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez.

He was referring to the statement of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor and League of Municipalities of the Philippines President Luis Chavit Singson who said that 90 percent of the governors are now fully supporting the BBM-Sara UniTeam.

“I don’t see any unprecedented event that can hamper the victory of Bongbong,” Suarez added.

Singson also appealed to the governors to work doubly hard to make sure that Marcos would be the first “majority president” since the multi-party system was implemented in the country.

“Doble kayod pa rin tayo kahit sigurado na ang panalo natin. Kailangan ipakita natin na siya ang kauna-unahang majority president,” Singson appealed.

The governors said that Singson’s appeal is very possible based on the results of all the respectable surveys where Marcos garnered more than 50 percent of the voters’ preference.

“Yung appeal ni Chavit na gawin namin majority president, well that would be our job. It’s easy to sell BBM, eh maayos na eh” Suarez added.

For his part, Isabela Gov. Rodito Albano said that there is no need for UniTeam to campaign in their province.

“Maski hindi ko siya ikampanya sigurado siya sa amin. Mukhang mas mataas pa ang boto namin kay BBM keysa sa Ilocos,” Albano boasted.

Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas echoed the governors sentiments saying he will push for the protection of Marcos’ votes in his province.

“Syempre panalo tayo dun but kailangang i-push pa rin. Kailangan bantayan. We have to show na that BBM is the solution. It’s really BBM na talagang nagpu-push para sa unity. At yan ang hinahanap nating lahat,” Mandanas said.

Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap, on the other hand, also assured that majority of Boholanos will vote for Marcos.

“Sa Bohol may bagong survey kami kalalabas lang last Friday nasa 54 percent si BBM. Siyempre ta-trabahuhin pa natin yan pero wala na akong nakikitang problema,” Yap said.

Also present were Governors Dax Cua of Quirino; Susan Yap of Tarlac; Jose Riano of Romblon; Florencio Miraflores of Aklan,; Philip Tan of Misamis Occidental; Eduardo Gadiano Mindoro Occidental; Alexander Pimentel of Surigao del Sur; Bonifacio Lacwasan, of Mountain Province; Suharto Mangudadatu of Sultan Kudarat; and former Gov Jun Ynares III of Rizal

Last week, 10 governors from different provinces have also expressed their full support for Marcos.

Apart from concerns and priority programs in their respective provinces, Marcos said the informal but intimate meeting with the local chief executives, that coincided with the second Comelec-sponsored presidential debate, also tackled vote protection for the upcoming May 9 elections.

“Vote protection, yun ang aming napagusapan para makatiyak tayo na maganda ang takbo ng halalan. Mabilang lahat ng boto at hindi magka-problema,” Marcos said.

Present during the previous meeting were Governors Imelda Dimaporo, of Lanao del Norte; Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III, of La Union; Nancy Catamco, of Cotabato; Esteban Evan Contreras, of Capiz; Damian Mercado, of Southern Leyte; Ferdinand Tubban of Kalinga; Joy Bernos of Abra; Jerry Dalipog of Ifugao; and Camiguin gubernatorial bet Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo. (PR)

Bongbong's 56% overshadows Leni's 23% in latest pre-election survey

Bongbong’s 56% overshadows Leni’s 23% in latest pre-election survey

Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. further reinforced his dominance over his rivals in the upcoming 2022 polls by posting a 56% voter preference in the latest pre-election survey by PUBLiCUS Asia.

With barely a month before the May 2022 national elections, political observers noted that the UniTeam presidential bet is on the cusp of being the first majority president to be elected in a multi-party political system.

Marcos’ voter preference in the PAHAYAG 2022 First Quarter Survey shows a massive 33 percentage points lead over his closest contender for the presidency.

The independent and non-commissioned survey was conducted by one of the most reputable polling firms in the country, PUBLiCUS Asia, from March 30, 2022 to April 6, 2022, utilizing 1,500 respondents.

Still trailing behind Marcos by a wide margin is Leni Robredo with 23% voter preference, followed by Isko Moreno with 9%, Sen. Panfilo Lacson with 5%, and Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 2%.

The PAHAYAG survey results also indicate that support for Marcos’ candidacy continues to firm up among the Filipino electorate despite the slew of negative propaganda directed at him.

Marcos also posted overwhelming numbers in major geographical locations; 45% in the National Capital Region (NCR), 57% in North Central Luzon (NCL), 46% in South Luzon (SL), and 56% in the Visayas, and 71% in Mindanao.

The survey results also noted Marcos’ staggering lead in voter preference over Robredo in North Central Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao remains well above 30%, attesting to her failure to sway voters despite her camp’s claim of a ‘groundswell’ of support for her candidacy.

Marcos’s genuine message of unity also resonates with Filipino voters from the D and E economic classes, such that he received 57% and 60% voter preference, respectively.

When asked about the probability of Marcos’ rivals catching up with him, PUBLiCUS Asia chief data scientist David Yap, Jr., said that he ran 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations to forecast the probable outcome.

“I ran 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations based on existing survey data from PUBLiCUS, Pulse Asia, Laylo, and OCTA… These 10,000 simulations strongly suggest that Bongbong Marcos is expected to win in the upcoming elections,” Yap said.

According to a definition from IBM, a Monte Carlo Simulation, also known as multiple probability simulation, is a mathematical technique used to estimate the possible outcomes of an uncertain event.

PUBLiCUS Asia’s survey results tally with Pulse Asia’s recently published pre-election survey, showing that Marcos’ numbers are steady, making catching up with him very difficult.

“Theoretically, kaya pero mahirap. But realistically mahirap. Hindi sinabing imposible,” Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda said.