During a recent press briefing, former DILG secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas claimed that the presidential race is now only down to him and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte after the former overtook Senator Grace Poe-Lamanzares in the April 26-29 Pulse Asia Survey.
Presidential candidate and Vice President Jejomar Binay apparently took exception to Roxas’s claim and his spokesperson Atty. Rico Quicho gave a statement on the matter.
“To the other candidates: Do not celebrate yet, good things are about to happen, Binay is coming.”
“It will be a tight race all the way to Election Day,” Quicho said.
Quicho stated that surveys do not reflect or show the results of the intense on-the-ground campaigning by the Vice President’s supporters nationwide. Quicho said that the Vice President is continuously inspiring his supporters with his composure and determination.
“These efforts have intensified after April 29 which was the last day of the surveys. The final visibility push this week via motorcades, house to house campaign and sectoral events like the Indigenous People’s summit for Binay in Cagayan de Oro last Tuesday showed the winning path for the Vice President.”
Quicho is confident that history will repeat itself just like in 2010 when Binay won the Vice Presidency even with lackluster surveys results.
“This election will be won on the ground on election day. Let us all vote early with your family and friends,” Quicho concluded.