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Post  Admin on Sun May 02, 2010 10:09 am

Philippines' Aquino set for landslide presidential win
AFP - Friday, April 30
Philippines' Aquino set for landslide presidential win

MANILA (AFP) - The son of late Philippine democracy heroine Corazon Aquino appears headed for a landslide victory in next month's presidential election, according to a survey released Thursday.

Thirty-nine percent of the respondents said they would vote for Benigno Aquino, two percentage points higher than the previous survey in early April, independent pollster Pulse Asia Inc. said.

"With almost four in 10 Filipino registered voters supporting his presidential bid, Senator Aquino remains the leading presidential contender in the May 2010 elections," Pulse Asia said.

Tied at second place were millionaire property developer Manuel Villar and ex-president Joseph Estrada with support of 20 percent each.

Villar, who had been regarded as Aquino's chief rival, saw his support fall five percentage points, while Estrada gained two points.

Villar's campaign spokesman, Gilbert Remulla, alleged Pulse Asia surveys have always been skewed against his candidate.

But he conceded that bad press in the past few weeks had caused some of Villar's supporters to waver.

"Our voters have shifted to the undecided and we are doing all that we can to win them back," Remulla told AFP.

"We believe there is enough time in the remaining days of the campaign for this."

Estrada enjoyed the most emphatic win in Philippine electoral history in 1998 when he secured 39 percent of the vote. But his presidency ended abruptly in 2001 amid allegations of corruption and mass street rallies.

The latest survey by Pulse Asia, whose polling is widely quoted in the Philippine media, interviewed 1,800 registered voters from April 23 to 25. It said the poll was its final one before the election.

Aquino tapped into a massive outpouring of sympathy over his mother's death late last year as a springboard for his campaign, despite questions over his meagre record as a legislator.

Corazon Aquino led the "people power" revolution that overthrew dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, then served as the nation's president for six years.

Fifty million voters are set to go to the polls on May 10 to choose a replacement for President Gloria Arroyo, who is required by constitutional term limits to step down on June 30.

Support for Arroyo's chosen successor and representative of the ruling coalition, ex-defence secretary Gilberto Teodoro, remained at just seven percent, according to Pulse Asia.


IF AQUINO WIN Filipino people will remain crawling on the dusty soil to survive , as we have experience the leadership of his mother and its political party there's no development as they promise before the revulotion happened.

The only thing we succeded is we freed from dictatorial state, but not done by his mother itself it is being done by the Filipino people.

We fight for Democracy and we succeded, and now it is being abused by the people itself, laws never implemented by government autorities,
violators never punished according to its consequences.

As I've observe Noynoy Aquino during his stay in senate for a long time I never heard and see any thing he have done for the country's development.
Even on his own anccestral land he cannot settle the problem of small gruops of farmers who is demanding on their rights, how much more for the whole people of the Philppines?

For me the best candidate that I've been observe and seen his good track of records no other than RICHARD GORDON
when he was in Olongapo he made his hometown a succesful economic zone, when he was in the tourism department he have done good, the tourism boom up, and the red cross department he upgraded.

But sad to think that the people of the Philippines never seen this good performance and a very deserving public servant.

The people of the the Philippines is totally blind for this kind of public servant.

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