The wheels are starting to turn.
LP bet Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo is now the people’s choice based on the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia, covering the period from April 26 to April 29 and with 4,000 respondents representing the voting public around the country.
From 24 percent, the people has now come to its senses and has chosen a woman who is capable of doing so much for the country if she becomes the vice president. Robredo garnered 30 percent in the latest survey, an increase of an astounding six points from the survey covering the period April 16 to 20.
However, this result is not surprising at all as the voting populace now has more time to think and ponder on who they really want to help in leading the Filipino to the path of development and progress.
Second in place is Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos with 28 percent. This is a decrease of a point from the previous surveys conducted. Following Marcos’ place is Sen. Chiz Escudero with 18 percent and Sen. Alan Cayetano with 15 percent.
Both senators Escudero and Cayetano have maintained their spots, but Cayetano’s rating has once again seen a decrease by one point from his previous 16 percent.
Landing at the bottom spots are Sen. Gregorio Honasan II with three four percent and Antonio Trillanes IV with two percent. Both have also seen a decrease in rating from four and three percents in the past survey, respectively.
Like the presidential surveys, it is too early to tell in terms of who will win the vice presidential seat this May 9 election, especially that Robredo and Marcos are considered to be on the same level if the plus-or-minus error margin of 1.5 is considered.
The question now is what kind of vice president will the Filipino choose? Is it someone whose family’s name and past are smeared with issues of corruption, ill-gotten wealth and questionable beliefs or is it someone who has set aside personal interest in exchange for the chance to serve the Filipino public?
Six more days to go. Six more days to think.