BBM-Sara still team to beat after 1st month of campaign--Romualdez

One of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's campaign managers welcomed on Thursday, March 10 the results of the Tangere survey, which showed the lady mayor as the choice for vice president in the country for the May 2022 polls.

Vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte speaks at a sortie while the image of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez is shown in the background (Lakas-CMD Media)

“This (survey results) is a manifestation of the voters' support for Mayor Duterte, their validation of her skills, competence and expertise in leading the country as next vice president,” House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st district Rep. Martin Romualdez said in a statement.

Held from March 1 to 4, the Tangere survey polled 2,400 adult respondents through a mobile app.

The results, published by the Manila Bulletin, showed Mayor Duterte with a preference rate of 56.63 percent after roughly a month into the campaign period.

Romualdez thanked Filipinos for their support and continuing trust in Mayor Duterte, who sits as Lakas-CMD chairperson. He said Inday Sara has not only maintained her position as the top vice presidential choice for Filipinos but has even widened her lead over rivals.

“Like Mayor Duterte, presidential candidate former senator Bongbong Marcos remains to be the candidate to beat. We will continue to work harder and ensure that we will sustain if not widen the lead of the BBM-Sara tandem,” Romualdez said.

Davao del Sur Governor Claude Bautista is also Duterte's campaign manager representing the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP).

Twelve percent from Metro Manila, 20 percent from the Visayas, 23 percent from Mindanao, 23 percent from Northern and Central Luzon, and 22 percent from Southern Luzon and Bicol region made up the 2,400 respondents.

In the February 10 to 12 Tangere survey, which was also participated by the same number of respondents, Mayor Duterte got a 53.63 percent voter preference compared to the 15.5 percent of Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III who was in second. In third place was Dr. willie Ong with 15.42 percent.

The BBM-Sara UniTeam kicked off its campaign last Feb. 8 at the Philippine Arena.