Philippine Politics: Who’s Leading The Polls For The Next Philippine President in 2010

Vice President Noli de Castro

Vice President Noli de Castro

As of today, it seems that the polls are favoring VP Noli de Castro and Senator Manny Villar. However, Senator Manny Villar is getting a lot of bad publicity because of the Senate hearings that are digging into Senator Villar’s alleged corruption scandal with the C5 expansion project. It seems that former Senate president Manny Villar has a lot of questions to answer with regards to the funding and budget allocation for that project. Of course, the ones bringing this out are none other than Senator Ping Lacson, who is also looking into the possibility of being a bet for President in 2010. A lot of surveys have Senator Ping Lacson with a good percentage, and maybe his continued strikes at Manny Villar may earn him some points, especially if Manny Villar is found guilty.

Senator Dick Gordon is also in a good position in the surveys, probably also because of the good publicity he received during the hostage negotiations. Senator Mar Roxas also has a high survey ranking, but it may seem that his lack of a First Lady might bring him down. And certainly a few eyebrows are being raised if his current girlfriend Korina Sanchez will be his First Lady.

Senator Chiz Escudero has a good survey ranking, but I doubt if anyone will bank on him considering the tough opposition he faces with the other presidential bets.

5 Responses to “Philippine Politics: Who’s Leading The Polls For The Next Philippine President in 2010”

  1. Its about time we become serious in selecting our future president that will lead our country from its present bad state. We have already wasted so much time complaining and rallying after the time of Ferdinand Marcos. Imagine 5 Presidents after Marcos and our situation is deteriorating. In fact, what the past presidents have accomplished is nothing compared to what Marcos has accomplished for our country at least during the initial term of his leadership. At present, we are way, way behind our neighboring countries in terms of overall development and accomplishments. Secondly, the Philippines scored very badly in corruption and living standards. There is nothing more to say because everyone is aware it.

    Comparing all the possible candidates, Ping Lacson is my best bet considering his capability, achievement, strong leadership, sincerity and discipline. I believe, he is the only one that can make the difference.
    Our country needs a strong leader who can provide strong leadership and discipline… and that man is Ping Lacson.

  2. 1 п. “Не имей сто друзей, а имей сто шекелей” тоже хорошо рифмуется 🙂
    8 п. Ты никогда не потеряешь работу. Когда закончатся фотографии можно размещать рисунки (да хоть бы и конкурс объявить на лучший рисунок Одри (-:), аппликации и фотографии поделок из пластилина…
    9 п. Сто пудов ! 🙂

  3. Philipphines will remain where it is now if we continue to approach elections in an uneducated fashion – by being suckers for popularity and not looking into each candidate’s credentials carefully.

    • JJ Duque Says:

      We never get to see the credentials carefully. All of the credentials are just built up by press releases, and therefore yes it becomes a popularity contest.

      • That’s too bad. Such is the state of the nation right now. Sigh…. If only Ninoy Aquino were still alive.

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