Pulse Asia released its official survey results for the 2016 Senatorial Election featuring some of the country’s most prominent celebrities and sports personalities. The country’s boxing icon, Congressman Manny Pacquiao is one of the few individuals who made it to the Top 12 of the latest Pulse Asia senatorial survey commissioned by ABS-CBN.
According to the results released by Pulse Asia, Manny Pacquiao placd 7-10 in the November 8-15, 2015 Pulse Asia survey while former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima placed 11-12 places in the results.
The Pulse Asia Survey noted that respondents were asked “Sa mga taong nasa listahang ito, sinu-sino ang inyong iboboto bilang SENADOR NG PILIPINAS kung ang eleksyon ng 2016 ay gaganapin ngayon at sila ay mga kandidato? Pwedeng kayong pumili ng hanggang 12 pangalan.”
Based upon the survey results Sen. Vicente Sotto topped the survey with 72.6% of respondents saying they will vote for him. Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon (49.7%, 7th-10th places), former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (37.9%, 11th-12th places), and former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (11th-12th places) were also in the winning circle.
Completing the list of probable winners are:
- Panfilo Lacson (65.3%) 2nd-3rd places
- Ralph Recto (62.9%) 2nd-6th
- Francis Pangilinan (58%) 3rd-6th
- Franklin Drilon (57.5%) 3rd-7th
- Juan Miguel Zubiri (57.5%) 3rd-7th
- Sergio Osmeña III (52.1%) 5th-9th
- Teofisto Guingona III (44.8%) 8th-10th
Other personalities who performed well in the senatorial survey are:
- Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (30.4%, 13th); he was in 17th to 22nd place in the September 2015 survey
- former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino (23.4%, 14th-18th),
- TV host Edu Manzano (22.2%, 14th-18th).
Also in the top 20 are:
- Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian (22%, 14th-18th),
- former Pampanga Gov. Mark Lapid (20.4%, 14th-18th),
- former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva (19.7%, 14th-19th),
- actress-turned-politician Alma Moreno (15.4%, 18th-20th), and
- Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (14.6%, 19th-20th)
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