Who is your most trusted to become our next Philippine President 2016?

In a bizarre turn of events, a survey conducted by The Rankings.com on who is possible to become the next Philippine President in 2016, the most vocal aspiring candidates for the position ranked poorly in the standing.  Vice President Binay came in the 6th place after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Meanwhile, Sec. Mar Roxas came in the 9th place.

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If I perceived it correctly, these two are the most vocal individuals to their ambitions to replace President Aquino.  With all the posturing done by Binay and Roxas, it is an indication that they are not doing enough to win the vote of those who participated in the survey.  Surprisingly, ICC Judge and Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who has not shown any ambition to become president, came in the first place, followed by Senator Bongbong Marcos, PNRC Chairman Dick Gordon, and Gibo Teodoro in the second, third, and fourth place respectively.



Photo taken from http://www.theranking.com

Though this result may be dismissed by others as insignificant, I think it gauged the pulse of the voting public as to what they are looking for in the next leader of the country.  I know that surveys can be manipulated to suit your particular need, but surveys, if done properly, can become a strong tool to help any candidates pursue the right direction during campaign.


Sad to say, those who participated in the survey would not like PNoy to become president again if he is given an option to run for a second term, coming in 8th place just below Chiz Escudero.  Sen. Pres.  Franklin Drilon ranked 10th place.

Author: Imelda Baluyot

I was born and raised in this beautiful province of Bataan. However, I was forced to move to Manila when I started working in the financial district of Makati after graduating from Far Eastern University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in English. But life abroad beckoned me so I joined the exodus of Filipino overseas workers to the Middle East. I can say that being away from your family and country can teach you many valuable lessons in life. It has taught me to be independent and strong, to be competitive and to continue learning. These are some of the qualities that you need in order to succeed in the culturally challenging and competitive environment abroad. After 15 long productive and rewarding years, I decided to come home and be with my family. While enjoying the presence of my loved ones, I longed for something stimulating to occupy my mind. I decided to continue my studies. So that’s how I earned my degree of Master of Arts in Education, Major in Language Education. That opened the doors for me to engage in another occupation – teaching! All through these long years, I have never abandoned my one passion in life – writing. If during my school days I have contributed many of my writings to school newspapers, during my professional life I have dubbed in writing articles for magazines once in a while. The world-wide-web and the internet have given me the opportunity to write again for which I thank you, my readers So let’s continue blogging!

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