Vice President Jejomar Binay is confident that he would win the votes of the people from Sorsogon province after a crowd of around 10,000 people gathered during his campaign last Wednesday.
During his campaign with his senatorial slate, Binay declared that he would be the winning presidential bet for the Sorsogon province, just like in 2010. "Every vote is important. I won in Sorsogon in the vice presidential race," Binay said.
In 2010, Binay won in Sorsogon with 174,865 votes; this number is twice the votes second-placer Manuel Roxas II got in the province.
Binay, during his speech at the Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium, promised the attendees that when elected, he would provide free water to communities that have no access to water, build free irrigation to agricultural lands, and give free fertilizer to farmers.
Suprisingly, Binay did not attack any of his rivals during the particular campaign.
Meanwhile, Sorsogon Governor Raul Lee, provincial chairperson of UNA, said that he can assure Binay majority of Sorsogon's 425,025 votes. In the last elections, Lee also former President Joseph Estrada, who was Binay’s standard bearer. However, he cannot do the same for Binay’s vice president for this elections.
Senator Gregorio Honasan II, who hails from this province, is not getting the support of the governor. According to Lee, he would be supporting Senator Francis Escudero, who has served as congressman in the first district of Sorsogon, for vice president.
According to Lee, Honasan, who was absent in the rally, was not able to establish a good relationship with the local leaders in the province. He also said that Honasan only came to visit the province during election time.
On the other hand, Escudero reached out to the local leaders in the province, thus establishing a good rapport with them. In return, the governor is confident that he would have the support of other leaders.