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Business Mirror : BBM topping recent poll on ‘22 bets ‘poetic justice,’ says transport group

News & Interviews
27 October 2021

By Business Mirror

A leader of a transport group supporting the candidacy of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said his commanding performance in recent surveys is a form of “poetic justice” being served by the electorate following his loss through alleged fraud count in the 2016 vice presidential race.

“BBM’s performance in these recent surveys is in itself poetic justice. There are already signs that the 2022 elections will be a reckoning for some of the other candidates.  If indeed the 2016 vice presidential race was closely contested, we should have seen that in the surveys by now.  Where are the more than 14 million who allegedly voted for Robredo?”  said Roberto “Ka Obet”  Martin, national president of the Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association (Pasang Masda).

Poetic justice is an ideal form of justice in which the good characters are rewarded and the bad characters are punished, by an ironic twist of fate.

True to form, the recently published Presidential Preference Survey of PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. showed Marcos dominating by garnering 49.3 percent of the votes.  Meanwhile, Leni Robredo only got 21.3 percent.  Manila Mayor Isko Moreno got 8.8 percent followed by Panfilo Lacson with 2.9 percent and Manny Pacquiao with 2.8 percent.

The results also showed Marcos pulling away in key voting areas such as in the National Capital Region (NCR), where he got 40 percent of the votes, while in North and Central Luzon, he obtained 55.7 percent of the votes. In South Luzon, he registered 38.2 percent, while in the Visayas, he got 44.7 percent. Capping it with a whopping 62.5 percent voter preference in Mindanao.

“There is no way to explain this kind of performance other than that he has a mandate to fulfill from the people.  The support that he got in 2016 is intact and still growing as the election nears.  Bongbong has the full support and confidence of a large majority of the electorate,” Martin added.

Marcos is also posting spectacular results in the Kalye Surveys being conducted by YouTube vloggers all over the country.

While informal in nature and having a different methodology as those used by polling firms, the Kalye survey is seen as a “real man street survey” that effectively captures the political pulse of working-class Filipinos.

Pasang Masda is one of the many transport groups that recently met with Marcos to formally back his candidacy.

Martin added that they agree with Marcos’s plans for the transport sector and they trust that he will implement them when he wins in the upcoming elections.

“Kaya sinang-ayunan namin ang kanyang magagandang layunin at kami ay umaasa na mapapatupad ang mga napagusapan kapag siya ang nanalo sa 2022. Kami ay natutuwa at nagpapasalamat sa magandang layunin hindi lang sa transportasyon kundi sa ating bansang Pilipinas,” Martin said.