Aside from the constant 2% survey results that they’ve been giving me for the past few months, now it is zero scores in both Visayas and Mindanao. Instead of speculating, it is best for me to just wait for the May 9 election results which is not too long a wait after all.
That being said, I call on all my active and silent supporters and those who truly believe in good, honest governance to go out on May 9 and cast their votes as it is the ultimate show of support that matters to Filipinos of the present and future generations.
Panahon na para tanggalin ng mga botante sa kanilang isipan ang “survey mentality” kung saan bumoboto sila base sa kung sino ang malakas sa survey, ayon kay independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.
Hinikayat ni Lacson ang lahat na iboto ang sa tingin nila na may sapat na kakayahan at kwalipikado para pamunuan ang bansa.
Sinabi ni Lacson nitong Miyerkules na sayang kung boboto lang ang tao base sa standing nito sa survey pero walang sapat na kakayahan na mamuno at tugunan ang problema ng bansa.
It is high time that Filipino voters junk the “survey mentality” of voting for a leader based on his or her standings in the surveys – and instead vote for who they think is the most competent and most qualified, to ensure a better Philippines for the future generation.
This was the call of independent presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson Wednesday as he said the biggest waste of votes is not in voting for someone not leading in the surveys yet is competent and qualified, but in voting for someone “winnable” but turned out to less qualified.
Lacson cited information reaching him indicating recent surveys showing that while he had only 2 percent “hard votes,” he had an average of 40 percent “soft votes” where he is being considered by many voters but who are hesitating to vote for him because he was not leading in the surveys.
Surveys are not elections. Last time I heard, election is on May 9.
I’m not bothered at all simply because the numbers I feel on the ground are different from what the surveys indicate. After the presidential interviews and forums, I thought I should gain instead of lose support.
Having said all that, I will continue this fight all the way to Election Day.
We’re doing alright. We have our own tracking. We are not even thinking of recalibrating our strategy.
It goes without saying that I am not questioning the results of the Pulse Asia survey even as I congratulate Senate President Tito Sotto, my running mate, for topping the latest vice-presidential survey.
In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– gift or curse of social media
– advice to voters as the May 13 midterm elections draw closer
– Senate Bill 2219, which allows direct people’s participation in preparing the budget
– independence of the Senate in the 18th Congress
In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on: – Senate-HOR meeting to end the budget impasse
– complaint filed by former Ombudsman and SFA vs Chinese leader before ICC
– measures to prevent future water crises
– localized peace talks with CPP-NPA
In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– possible delay in the signing of the 2019 budget due to House’s post-ratification pork
– need to revisit RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty amid US State Secretary Pompeo’s assurance