6 LP senatorial candidates in Magic 12

6 LP senatorial candidates in Magic 12

6 LP senatorial candidates in Magic 12

6 LP senatorial candidates get into the magic 12.

According to the latest Pulse Asia Survey, six senatorial candidates who were endorsed by President Benigno “Noy-noy” Aquino Jr. under the Liberal Party (LP) made it to the magic 12.

The LP candidats are Senate President Franklin Drilon (1st-2nd), former Senator Francis Pangilinan (3rd-4th), former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (5th-9th), Senator Ralph Recto (6th-12th), former Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Emmanuel Villanueva (7th-12th), and former Akbayan party-list Representative Risa Hontiveros (7th-12th).

6 LP senatorial candidates in Magic 12

Leila de Lima (pictured in blue shawl), former DOJ Secretary, is in the Magic 12 according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Drilon is statistically tied with Senator Vicente Sotto III, who is under the ticket of Senator Grace Poe, for the number one spot.

The survey shows that 49.4% of votes went to Sotto while Drilon got 48.9%.

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson (3rd-4th), former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (5th-6th), Senator Sergio Osmeña III (6th-12th), Congressman Manny Pacquiao (6th-12th), and former Senator Richard Gordon (7th-12th) also made it to the top 12.

Those who have a “statistical chance” of being included in the twelve senatorial seats are Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian (27.5%), former Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Francis Tolentino (25.4%), and Senator and Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers & Investigations (Blue Ribbon) Teofisto “TG” Guingona (24.9%).

With less than six weeks to go before the May 2016 elections, registered voters are identifying seven out twelve of their favored candidates for senator. A third (34%) of 4,000 respondents stated they already have named 12 of their preferred candidates. Only 6.5% of registered voters do not support any senatorial candidate.

The survey of 4,000 respondents was commissioned by ABS-CBN. It ran from March 29 to April 3.

6 LP senatorial candidates in Magic 12

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