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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez emerged the cellar dweller with his satisfaction rating down to a record-low of +1, in results of the latest survey by Social Weather Station (SWS).

Alvarez suffered a 13-point decline, his rating dropping from +14 in December 2017 to a “neutral” +1 in March 2018.

The face-to-face survey conducted March 23 to 27 involved interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide.


In Davao del Norte, the survey results was welcomed by the camp of 2nd District Congressman Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo, Jr.

It fits the character of the Speaker, said the Floirendo camp in a one-line statement sent out by text message to radio broadcasters.

Alvarez, who represents the province’s 1st District, has filed a graft rap against Floirendo and instigated a House probe into the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) between the Floirendo-owned Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) over the Davao Penal Colony (Dapecol) reservation area.

Tadeco developed the once-barren 5,300-hectare Dapecol land into a banana plantation that provides large income to government and thousands of jobs.



As Senator Grace Poe agonized over her possible disqualification by Comelec and as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas were locked in a ‘word war,’ Vice President Jejomar Binay stayed away from the fray, hobnobbed with the hoi polloi in a nationwide sortie without fanfare and went on to grab the lead in the pre-poll surveys for presidential preference.

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Bouncing from a low finish in previous surveys conducted as he was being barrage with accusations of corruption, Binay, in the latest surveys, topped Pulse Asia and shared the lead with Poe in the SWS survey.


Duterte’s and Roxas’ ratings were probably affected by the war of words that also pushed up Binay’s figures.

Poe was silent on the latest results of the surveys that she previously topped. The results were released as the Comelec ruled on her disqualification case and kicked her out of the presidential derby in 2016.

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Roxas downplayed the results saying his fate would be decided on election day.

The camp of Duterte, who is also facing a disqualification case,  credited Binay’s rise to Duterte’s statement that he would support Binay if he is disqualified by Comelec.



Vice President Jejomar Binay remains at the top of pre-poll surveys but shared the lead with Senator Grace Poe in the latest survey for  presidential preference  of Social Weather Station (SWS) and Business World.

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Binay (United Nationalist Alliance) and Poe (Independent) tied with 26 percent each in the survey conducted December 12-14 with 1,200 respondents.

Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas was third with 22 percent.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (PDP/Laban) chalked up 20 percent for the fourth spot.

Tail-ender Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was fifth with 4 percent.

On Tuesday, Pulse Asia released results of its latest survey with Binay in the lead and Poe at second spot.

Binay upped his points by 2 percentiles in the latest survey against his September figure in the survey also by SWS where he landed at second with 24 % against Poe’s 26 percent.

In that survey,  Roxas was third with 20 percent while Duterte, at that time still undecided on a presidential run,   got 11 percent. Santiago had two percent.

Duterte, is the biggest gainer in the latest survey, with a 9-point jump against the September survey.