Bersyon sa Filipino.
Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today said the result of the latest Social Weather Station pre-election survey was “encouraging” and will certainly inspires him to work harder.
The SWS survey conducted from January 8-10, put Marcos in second place with 25% of the respondents picking him for Vice President, or up by 6 percent from 19% last December and gaining on leader Sen. Francis Escudero with 28% compared to his 30% in December.
“The SWS survey results are encouraging. I am deeply grateful to our countrymen for their support and confidence that I am presenting a viable platform to truly uplift their lives and the capability to do it,” said Marcos.
Despite this, Marcos said he remains cautious against becoming over-confident and instead he would redouble his efforts to inform the Filipino people of his plans to help effect the change that every Filipino dreams of.
“It is January and the election is still in May. In Philippine politics four months is a very long time. So we have a long way to go,” Marcos clarified.
He said that while the surveys provide an accurate picture of the public’s sentiment at a given time, it should be taken in its proper context and utilized as a valuable guide in implementing campaign plans based on the factual situation in the ground.
Marcos was in Tacloban City on Thursday to greet his cousin, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, on the latter’s birthday.
The Senator took the opportunity while in Tacloban to meet with the city’s barangay officials and report to them what he did in the Senate for their cause, particularly the recent approval of his bill providing retirement benefits to barangay officials and workers.
In addition, Marcos also assisted in the city’s medical mission and in providing assistance to victims of a fire that broke out in the city during the New Year celebration.
Marcos was also Guest Speaker during the First Division Conference of Leyte’s Public School Teachers held at the Leyte National High School.