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BBM, Duterte-Carpio top UM student body survey

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THE tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio emerged as the most preferred candidates for president and vice president respective­ly by the University of Mindanao (UM) student body.

This is based on the results of the university-wide campus survey conducted by Primum, the official student publicatio­n of UM, in collaborat­ion with the UM Institute of Popular Opinion to determine the preference of the student body for the national and local positions this upcoming election day.

For the preferred president, Marcos Jr. topped the results with 68 percent out of the total 6,605 respondent­s. He was followed by Vice President Leni Robredo who earned 11 percent.

The three other prominent presidenti­al candidates namely Ping Lacson, Manny Pacquiao, and Isko Moreno Domagoso garnered a single digit rate or even lower; Lacson garnered two percent, Pacquiao with 0.5 percent, and Domagoso with 0.4 percent.

Interestin­gly, 16 percent of the respondent­s were undecided.

At the same time, vice presidenti­al aspirant Duterte-Carpio got an overwhelmi­ng result of 87 percent preference rating, showing that she is the most favored candidate.

The running mate of Robredo, Senator Kiko Pangilinan earned six percent, Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto earned 0.7 percent, Dr. Willie Ong with 0.6 percent, while six percent were also undecided.

Most of the endorsed senators by Marcos Jr. and Duterte-Carpio made the list of the most preferred senatorial candidates by the UM student body namely Mark Villar, Loren Legarda, Larry Gadon, Robin Padilla, Harry Roque, Sherwin Gatchalian, Migs Zubiri, Gibo Teodoro, Jinggoy Estrada, and Herbert Bautista.

However, two senatorial candidates under the slate of Robredo and Pangilinan also made the list namely Risa Honitveros and Chel Diokno. Other senatorial candidates who made it to the list but are not part of the Uniteam slate are Alan Cayetano, Raffy Tulfo, and Chiz Escudero.

Meanwhile, the survey also asked for the preferred mayoral candidate of five cities in Davao Region.

In Tagum City and Panabo City, the survey showed neck-to-neck results. Tagum City mayoral candidates Eva Lorraine Estabillo and Rey Uy had 50 percent each, while in Panabo City, Biboy Gavino earned 56 percent, followed closely by incumbent mayor Joe Relampagos with 41 percent.

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