Escudero falls in latest poll; Cayetano now No. 2



Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Still reeling from the controversy brought about by his girlfriend’s parental disapproval of their relationship, reelectionist Sen. Francis Escudero found himself in another challenging spot.

He slid down from second place that he held for quite a while in Social Weather Stations’ election surveys.

Escudero (independent/Team PNoy, 48 percent) lost 14 percentage points and slipped from second place in the previous round to third to fourth places, where he was tied with San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada (UNA, 48 percent). Estrada gained six percentage points and surged from his previous rank of ninth to tenth place in the previous survey.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, who went solo most of the way during the first half of the campaign period to conduct what he called “listening tours,” has taken the second place from Escudero.

Loren, Alan: Statistically tied

Trailing usual topnotcher Sen. Loren Legarda by just two percentage points, 59 percent to 57 percent, Cayetano is statistically tied for first place with his fellow administration candidate Legarda because the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Escudero said the recent SWS survey results were a wake-up call for him to put more work in his reelection bid.

Heart Evangelista, 28, is Escudero’s girlfriend for eight months now. Known as Love Ongpauco in real life, she is the sixth and youngest child of the Ongpauco couple.

Heart’s parents announced in a press conference last week their displeasure over Escudero’s behavior and their fear that the senator would be unable to support their daughter’s material whims in case they end up legally bound to each other.


Before Ongpaucos’ headlines

But the senator’s issues with Heart’s parents had yet to hit the headlines when the latest SWS survey results were gathered in the middle of March.

Conducted on March 15 to March 17, the survey asked 1,500 respondents nationwide: “If the elections were held today, whom would you most probably vote for senator of the Philippines?”

The survey found six candidates of the administration-backed Team PNoy and two candidates from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the Top 8, while four Team PNoy and three UNA candidates contended for the last four seats, SWS said.

Tied in fifth to seventh places were Nancy Binay (UNA), former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar (NP/Team PNoy) and Sen. Koko Pimentel (PDP-Laban/Team PNoy) with 47 percent.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (NP/Team PNoy, 44 percent) was in 8th place, while Sen. Gringo Honasan (UNA, 43 percent) gained 9 percentage points and rose to 9th place from 15th place in the last survey round.

Grace Poe slides

President Aquino’s cousin Benigno Paolo “Bam” Aquino (LP, 42 percent) was in 10th place, followed by former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chief Grace Poe (independent/Team PNoy, 40 percent), who lost 8 percentage points and slipped to 11th place from fifth to sixth places in the previous round. Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara (LP, 39 percent) took the 12th spot.

Also within striking distance of the Magic 12 were Cagayan Rep. Juan Ponce Enrile Jr. (UNA, 37 percent) and former Sen. Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. (LP/Team PNoy, 37 percent), who shared the 13th to 14th places.

Former Bukidnon Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri (UNA, 35 percent) dropped out of the winning circle and fell to 15th place, from 11th to 12th place in the last survey.

Escudero in a text message indicated that the most recent survey made necessary a review of what he had been doing the past few weeks.

“Survey results really go up and down. But we study all surveys and this latest poll is perhaps a wake-up and a signal for us to dig in and work even harder than what we have been doing so that we can convey our objectives, platforms and the truth to more of our countrymen,” Escudero said.

Deciding to withdraw from running in the 2010 elections, Escudero cemented his reputation as a very popular politician when the candidates he publicly endorsed and supported—then Sen. Benigno Aquino III and then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay—won the presidential and vice presidential elections, respectively.

“The survey is a good basis to review what you have done, what you are doing and what you will do,” Escudero added.

Hands tied

Had it been a political squabble, Escudero would easily demolish the opponent with his charm and effusive language.

But he acknowledged that his hands (and tongue) were tied in case of a possible face-off with his girlfriend’s parents, Rey and Cecile Ongpauco.

“It would have been different in a political battle. I can easily rebut and put in context the criticisms and falsehoods against me,” Escudero said in an interview over dwIZ on Tuesday.

But arguing with the parents of one’s lady love is definitely taboo. Not that the senator plans to.

Escudero said there should really be no quarrel with Heart’s folks at all as he had paid the proper respects to the couple.

“Did I not do it?” he asked in Filipino, referring to efforts to ingratiate himself with the parents as any suitor is wont to do.

“Like what Heart said in one interview, we did all those things. Who would do the negative things the couple had mentioned?” Escudero added.

Fetching water, chopping wood

At one point, the senator was reminded of their matchmaker Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s advice for him to woo Heart’s parents as suitors are supposed to do.

“The only thing that I did not do was to fetch water. But there’s water in their (condominium) unit,” the senator said.

At one point, the senator who is often introduced as a native of Sorsogon province, was also asked whether he tried his hand at cutting firewood like rural men courting women do.

“I did not chop firewood because there was electricity,” he replied.

For naught

But whatever efforts he exerted, Escudero said everything appeared to be for naught.

“We find ourselves in a difficult situation. Heart’s love and respect for her parents remain. I still respect Heart’s parents,” Escudero said.

He said he was surprised at Heart’s parents’ revelations that his behavior did not sit well with her parents. In a column last week, the INQUIRER’s Ramon Tulfo initially quoted an unnamed source saying the Ongpaucos found Escudero “uncouth” and “disrespectful.”

The source also said the senator reeked of alcohol during his encounters with Heart’s parents.


In a subsequent column, the Ongpaucos were quoted as saying that Escudero acquired a P5-million gold watch through a “Chinese businessman” and gave it to their daughter.

An expensive trailer was allegedly one of Escudero’s pledges to Heart, along with the prospect of earning big money through a “law firm” where the senator is involved.

The Ongpaucos were also anxious that their daughter would eventually live in sin with Escudero since he acquired only a civil annulment of his marriage to Christine Flores with whom he has twins.

At this point, Escudero said he was more concerned about how things had adversely affected Heart whose manner he noted, had changed after her parents’ public revelations.

Gone were the easy laughter and bright smile, the senator said.

But as all love stories go, the senator agreed that what did not destroy them would make them stronger. With a report from Inquirer Research

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  • The Lighthouse

    Now, Cayetano becomes vice-presidentiable for 2016.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    This latest SWS survey raises more questions than provide answers.

    The survey was conducted between Mar 15 – 17. Escudero’s problems with Heart’s parents only hit the airwaves AFTER Mar 17. How could the SWS survey predict Escudero’s predicament even before it happened? Moreoever, many things happened just a few days before Mar 15. Logically, they should have registered in the ratings % of the candidates affected. Strangely enough, those senatoriables who were most negatively affected by the news registered even higher ratings % according to SWS.

    01. Overall, the ratings of the top 12 in terms of % have come down. Loren’s ratings are down from 60s. So with the other senatoriables. Loren has been campaigning well. So why the drop?

    02. On Mar 01, Malaysian troops started to kill Filipinos in Sabah. Disapproval of PNoy’s mishandling of the Sabah issue was overwhelming in various fora and news media. How could this not have a negative effect on Bam Aquino’s ratings in terms of %?

    03. The tiff between Senator Escudero and Heart’s parents only surfaced after Mar 17, a day or two after the SWS survey concluded its field work. How could Senator Escudero’s rating in % be negatively affected when the controversy happened after the survey was conducted?

    04. On Mar 13, the issue of Bam Aquino’s father Paul and his involvement in GMA’s cheating surfaced. How could this not have a negative effect on Bam Aquino’s ratings in terms of %?

    05. On Mar 12, Erap and Lim had their debate that turned ugly. How could this not have a negative effect on JV Ejercito Estrada’s ratings in terms of %?

    06. On Mar 17, Zubiri and Pimentel debate that turned ugly was aired in TV. How could this have affected Zubiri’s ratings in terms of % so quickly?

    07. On Mar 12, Zubiri came out exposing a survey company’s attempt to extort P1 million from him in exchange for favorable ratings. Zubiri declined and his ratings for this particular survey plunged. Should Zubiri have paid SWS survey?

    (source: malaya,com,ph/index.php/news/nation/26474-political-debate-turns-ugly-as-zubiri-lashes-pimentel)

    08. This SWS survey was commissioned by Business World which is partly owned by Manny Pangilinan. In exchange for PPPs, Manny is putting his support behind Team PNoy. But Manny is also careful not to antagonize the powerful Enrile by keeping Enrile’s son close to the top. As for JV in top 4, Manny remains grateful to Erap who once twisted Yuchengco’s arm to get the much-coveted PLDT shares for Manny.

    • Feliz Nabilat, Merry Xmas

      Except for point no. 8, I agree with you. I wish Nancy Binay would withdraw of her own accord. She is not qualified at all.

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Thanks but I don’t think anyone has any right to stop Nancy Binay from running for office, just as no one has any right to stop Bam Aquino from running.

  • msmakabayan

    Do you have better news? 2 to 3, nasa top 12 pa rin. At sino ang pumalit sa 2? Dapat ko bang ikatuwa yan? Kung yung 12 mawala, at mawala na lang ang senado at congresso at mag one man rule na lang si Mohd Najib Abdul Razak na boss ni Pnoy…baka mas matawa pa ako! Baka kahit si Escudero eh natutuwa’t napapag usapan siya in this light! Whether it’s corned beef or heart – basta publicity – ayos! diba Chiz? O-kinuha ka na ba nang Chiz Whiz as endorser?

    • pelang

      ba’t napasok ang hayupaks na honasan? sino ba ang mga gunggong ang gustong bumoto sa kaniya. ang gusto kong pumasok ay si junjun magsaysay, at hontiveros. isa pang dapat mawala diyan ang ejercito at binay. escudero, cayetano, legarda at villar. may mas magagaling pa sa kanila.

  • $18209031

    Escudero , he is just another continuation of the long tradition of Oligarchies and dynasties in Pino Nation since the independence of 1946. Walang kaibahan mga ito. From lolo to daddy to anak , pareho kumikilikil sa bayang Pino Nation . Palabras lang mga ito at pa pogi at pa cute, kurakot man lahat. And what else but to lure beautiful women with their wily and fork tongue. Promises of never ending fortunes and fame .

    The dad of Chizzy was a crony of Marcos and ruled the tip of Bicolandia . Talagang walang kaibahan ang mga ito. Same old name and game plan , that is , to rob the people and to further their grip stranglehold of the masses and wealth of the constituents and the nation at large.

    • gikiness

      tama, pagnakataon dalawa na ang Estrada sa senado, dalawa na rin ang Enrile sa senado, patay kang bata ka

    • boymanok

      tama ang sinabi mo kabayan, pare-pareho lang yang mga yan. kunwari magkakalaban sa pulitika from marcos to aquino to GMA. but at the end of the day, iisa lang ang pakay ng mga yan kundi sumikat, magpayaman, at magpacute sa mga bobong botante. tingnan nyo na lang kung sino-sino ang dumalo sa book launching ni enrile? kung bakit maraming umaalis na pilipino para mangibang bayan at kung bakit hanggang ngayon ay third world country pa rin tayo ay kagagawan ng mga ganid na yan. pinapasa-pasa lang sa kanilang mga anak, pamangkin, o kamag-anak ang posisyon pati na ang buwis na pinaghirapan ng taumbayan. milagro kung maipasa yang anti-dynasty bill na yan.

  • CPCook

    As far as the survey is concerned, it is comforting to see that although some candidates are more or less settled in the winning circle, there are still some movements. I think many may still change their minds or opt to elect a complete slate. As for me, I have 6 candidates that I will surely vote for (Angara, Aquino, Hontiveros, Mr Jun Magsaysay, Pimentel and Poe-Llamanzares). Among these 6, Mr Magsaysay and Hontiveros are out of the Magic 12 circle although both improved significantly in terms of percentage potential votes (not necessarily ranking for Ms Hontiveros). Just the same there is hope since Mr. Gordon, Mr Zubiri and Mr Enrile’s numbers are declining over the past few months.

    I will more likely vote for Mrs Villar and Mr Escudero as well. Almost in my maybe list are Jamby Madrigal and Bro Eddie Villanueva, although both are also out of the Magic 12 circle. I am more or less certain that I cannot vote for Mr Cayetano, not necessarily for any policy differences but I cannot get over how unkind he was to then Sen Aquino in 2010. [Yup, although I did not vote for PNoy in 2010, it matters to me that I would vote for good/kind/ethical people.] I am also considering Gen Ramon Montano, and although I don’t particularly like Sens Legarda and Trillanes, I may just the same vote for them. Truth is, it is slim pickings among the candidates right now. Not that one actually likes Team PNoy, but the alternative, in my opinion, are definitely much worse. The trade-off is almost, if I don’t vote for Team PNoy, Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Zubiri, Honasan, Gordon, Binay and JV Ejercito would definitely become senators. [Binay, Ejercito and Honasan are currently in the Magic 12, and I definitely would rather vote for Sens Legarda, Trillanes, and probably even Cayetano than contribute to the possibility that any of these candidates win.] Anyway, just my two cents…

  • Sargo

    The parents showed they are not so easily bought.

  • PinoyPower1

    Now it can be told, it will be a landslide win for Team PNoy. A 9-3 win is a conservative projection.

    • bryanbrian

      Solid Team PNoy! On top of my list is my idol Bam Aquino.

      • boldyak

        supportado ng uncle…tingnan nyo sa mga malalayong lugar, yung hindi naaabot ng media, ang score doon, BAM 100%…lahat ng senators…zero, ayaw nyo maniwala, try to invistigate the results in those far flung places…it has happened…when the uncle supported Chiz as senator, Chiz was groomed to be president by the Uncle, kaso tumakbo ang dalawang pamangkin…kaya na etsa pwera si chiz ng Uncle…ang daming zero lahat ng senators at si Chiz lang binoto….check it out….hindi halata dahil ang gapangan doon sa mamalayong lugar, it was the time when surveys indicate that chiz was at no.7 in surveys, nang matapos ang halalan, no 2…..wag kayong bulag….kung supportado ka ni Uncle sigurado…hindi ako magtataka kung si BAM ay maging presidente in a few years. Malaysia has to be protected from talks ..hahaha…get the overall picture and decide who to vote…kawawa ang pinas…

      • bryanbrian

        Kahit sa high school play hindi papasa yang script mo!


      Hindi natitinag ang Team PNoy. Kahit ano pa ang isyu. 9-3 pa rin. The people know that the reforms and good governance of PNoy must be supported for the sake of the country.

      • kulittwit

        No to United Nakaw Alliance!

      • spider69

        puwedeng-puwede kang journalist. galing mo pre.

      • kulittwit

        Maliwanag naman kasi kung ano ang inuuna ng grupo nila. Una sa kurakot!

      • yesyesyo

        Go Team PNoy!

      • boldyak

        hindi lang nga bobo ang botante, bulag pa….


        Halatang ikaw ang bobo at bulag. tingnan mo sarili mo sa salamin.

  • diamond_digger

    I used to be awed by Chiz brilliance in handling political issues using his language and disarming ways. In his tiff with the Ongpauco couple, he had totally erased my admiration. He claims not to be in quarrel with his in-laws-to-be but the way he tells them to leave Heart alone, saying it in public, is so much of an insult any parent could have from an otherwise aspiring son-in-law. This brings a big QUESTION MARK to this man’s ambition of becoming the president of the Philippines. If he could be that ‘bastos’ when he is still courting the votes of the people for his reelection bid for senator, one can just imagine how arrogant, insensitive and vile could he be to the ordinary filipino once he occupies malacanang. This early, we should take heed and discern the wide gap between his appearance and his character. Remember, if he is that arrogant and hurtful to the ongpauco’s, the parents of his supposed lady love, who under our reverred filipino culture are supposedly to be treated with so much humility, respect and love, he could just bully anyone when handed the power of the presidency. NO to even his reelection bid. Let’s teach him a lesson to make him realize once more that in a democracy, the real power lies in the hands of the people and all government authority emanates from us. DROP CHIZ!

    • anu12345

      “he (Chiz) tells them to leave Heart alone”

      I thought it was the parent who said that(Google it). Here’s another –

      “their fear that the senator would be unable to support their daughter’s
      material whims in case they end up legally bound to each other.”

      Hindi bastos iyon. Matapobre lang.

      • JOHN

        paki kung babagsak rating niya…di sya dapat dyan sa senado…di nga kaya e handle family nya…bansa pa…

  • randyaltarejos

    If I’m not wrong, the primordial reason why Escudero slid down from the top of the survey rating is because a lot of women and conservative parents may have disliked the way the Sorsogon senator’s attitude when it comes to love relationship.

    • pepito gwaps

      Behind every mans success is a woman but now it seems another way around…

      • Lapu-lapu Torio

        “Behind every man’s success is a woman, and behind every man’s failure is another woman”. This is just a quotation that may not apply to all. Sen. Chiz should apologize to Heart’s parents, whether he’d done anything wrong or not, and I think that’s admirable.

  • oidkcin

    All these candidates led by the one & only, the abnoydski pwesident, the clueless, inept, mongoloid son of an equally clueless & inept saint & super hero typify the ayatollahs & ruhollahs. They monopolize the good, are spotless, are holier than though, smooth-as-silk, clear as color-less, eksetera, eksetera. Sa madaling sabi, they are all Sorry Sons And Daughters Of B…… ‘ika nga e walang kabigin, puro itulak. Need I say more?
    Impeach Aquino….& her brother.

  • RogerLerma

    Bam deserves to on the top 12,no matter what people say..The reason why he’s on it is his clear message and good track record.

  • Pia Pilar Francisco

    I find this SWS survey somewhat dubious. Mr. and Mrs. Ongpauco, the parents of Heart, came out with their statement against Senator Chiz on March 19, 2013. The survey was conducted March 15 to March 17. How could Senator Chiz’s rating drop from 62% to 48% before the Ongpaucos even said anything bad about him? This is a serious chronological disorder. We all know survey companies are paid to do what they do. But before they blatantly publish their bogus survey results, SWS should do a more rigorous quality control. Nakakahalata na.

    • Feliz Nabilat, Merry Xmas

      Nobody audits the survey companies. Although there is a law requiring survey companies to reveal who paid for them, it’s not being enforced. Get used to it.

      • Joseph Edgar Agustin Alla

        I agree

    • Weder-Weder Lang

      Exactly my point. Assuming that Erap did in fact launched a black prop against Escudero, the negative publicity only surfaced after the SWS survey was conducted.

      Here’s the link:


      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        That’s what I said, how could SWS survey which concluded by March 17 have factored in something that was about to happen on March 19.

    • Jamal Idris

      Eh di mas mababa pa ang ratings niya ngayon.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Paanong mas mababa, bogus nga itong survey from March 15 to March 17. Use your brain before commenting. Simple logic lang hindi mo maintindihan.

      • doncleo

        bababa talaga sya sa survey kasi tamad sya mag-kampanya. hindi sya sumasama sa kampanya ng partido nya.masyado syang tiwala.hindi kayo dapat magtaka sa resulta ganyan ang survey minsan tataas minsan Chiz nga di nagrereklamo kayo naman ang kulit nyo.

      • spider69

        and take note: Chiz is barking at the wrong tree. nasa tabi nya lang ang sumisira sa kanya. para sa 2016. no need to elaborate further.

      • spider69

        duda ko si Pia Pilar ay ka kuadra ni chiz kaya tigas na pagtatanggol.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        I could be, and you must be one of those who were jilted by women to be so bitter. Now, care to answer my post more logically?

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        I would have appreciated your comment more if you could present a more logical explanation to how SWS was able to factor in something that has not happened yet. The Ongpauco bombshell came out March 19, the surveys were concluded by March 17. I don’t suppose that’s too much for your comprehension?

      • Europa

        Nothing in the article said that SWS factored in the Ongpauco bombshell. If you will re-read the article, the comment concerning the Ongpauco scandal was made by the writer, who did not even allude to the Ongpauco problem as the reason for the drop.

      • antiscam

        But Jamal Idris comment is very logical. If Chiz’s ratings dropped even before the “Heart” incident, expect those rating to drop even more when another survey will be conducted after the “Heart” imbroglio. Surely “mas mababa pa ang ratings niya ngayon”. -logical and highly probable.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Let me clarify, highly logical and probable from where?
        From 48% or from 62%?

        Hope you don’t mind.

      • antiscam

        From 48%.

      • parengtony

        The premise from which you base your theory – that this SWS survey is “bogus” – is baseless. Tapos ipipilit mo na ang hindi sangayon ay hindi makaintindi ng simpleng logic. In any case let us all wait for the next survey results kung mag deteriorate ba ang ranking/% ni Escudero. Ang wild guess ko ay significant deterioration dahil sa Ongpauco couple issue at dahil sa ibinuking ni Mrs Ongpauco via Tulfo na tumatanggap pala ng malaking financial-material support si Escudero kay Bobby Ongpin na barkada ni Mike Arroyo at bata ni Marcos katulad ng tatay ni Escudero at ni Danding Cojuangco na Ex-financier (kuno?) ni Escudero. In short na validate ang pagka closely connected ni Escudero kay Bongbong Marcos/Marcos family.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        But how can you dispute the chronological disorder here? The Ongpaucos came out March 19. The survey was concluded by March 17. You’re not making any sense.

      • RicDab

        That means the drop in his ratings cannot be attributed to the controversy with the Ongpaucos.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        That’s one possibility which begs the question, what caused it other than the Ongpauco bombhsell?

        Either way, there’s no logical explanation for the dramatic drop from 62% to 48%. That statistically alone is anomalous, made more so with SWS’s reputation.

      • RicDab

        Well, surveys can only show the trend but it cannot give the reason behind the ups and downs in ratings. One can only speculate but cannot be certain.

      • Europa

        Surveys are never 100% logical. So if you are questioning the logic behind the drama, you ought to conduct your own survey, interviewing the same people and asking them why they voted that way. This was a survey which was intended only to determine the voting trend and not like other surveys that would include another question to determine the cause of drop in the popularity. Okay?

      • Magsasaka

        parang yong mga resulta ng PCOS machine, wala pang botohan may resulta na ayon sa petsa na inilabas at pinadala sa comelec, hindi na lamang binigyan diin ng media dahil si Pnoy ang pinaboran ng chrono disorder dahil kapag lumakas ang protesta si era ulit ang uupong presidente ng pinas

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Sinabi mo ba yan sa SWS noong si Erap, Pnoy at GMA leading sa kanila ng survey? Hindi kaya isa ka sa mga selective users ng sws survey? Sinabi mo ba yan noong yung manok mo o kanididato mo winning ayon sa SWS survey?

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Could you elaborate how Erap, PNoy and GMA got involved in the senatorial race?

      • Drillon Recto

        Di nga bogus yung SWS survey. Tama naman. Kaso para pagkainteresan ng mga mambabasa, hinaluan ng writer ng intriga. E di ba nga kaya nagbabalitaktakan tayo ngayon. Yung last SWS survey ba e me ganitong pagtatalo? Wala. Ang nagwagi e ang writer. Daming comments ng post nya.

    • doncleo

      it means that Chiz may slip further down in the next survey..if he cannot handle his problem with the parents of his beloved how can he handle national problems if he became president.?

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Slip further from 48% or 62%?

        The Ongpauco bombshell came out after this survey was concluded. So logically, it should not have affected Chiz’s ratings. If the bombshell will affect Chiz, should it logically not pull him down from 62% and not from 48%? I ask because I read through the SWS data in their website. There’s clearly a chronological disorder here. The Ongpaucos came out on March 19, the survey was concluded by March 17. How could SWS factor in this survey something that has not happened yet.

      • Drillon Recto

        The SWS survey is correct. It’s the reporting that is flawed and it played with our gullibility for intrigues. I never bother to check the last SWS survey because it is what it is but when the writer spiced it up, here I am and so are you.

      • agaylaya

        Ganyan talaga ang PDI. Ang galing ng mga reporters and editors nila na mag spin ng news. Siyempre para maka benta. Of course this is not telling lies. They are just manipulating the facts and deliberately misleading the unwary reader to make certain biased conclusions.. If this is not “dishonest” then I don’t know what honesty in journalism means. And they are quite effective..Why? Because we are still here hehehe.

      • Drillon Recto

        He’s running for prez? Thought he’s campaigning for senate seat. Btw, solving personal problems is beyond compare to solving national problems.

    • rodben

      Wala yatang nababanggit na malulusot na independent na di kaalyado ng malalaking partido bawat survey …. si Trillanes noon nanalo kahit sa number 20 ng survey ay wala sya…..Paano paniniwalaan ang survey binibigyan lang ng pagkakataon mangdaya ang mga politico sa halalan…sa ibang bansa nilalabas ang survey after election na….

      • spider69

        yes you are correct. when Arnold ( hasta la vista baby) won the Governatorial race in California way back. ipinakita sa TV news using all the California County map halos lahat ay nakuha ni Arnold. Take note hindi yun regular election. it was done because of signature campaign.

    • antiscam

      If you may be dismayed that Chiz’s survey ratings dropped even before the “Heart” imbroglio, you will be in for another big surprise once surveys conducted after the “Heart” imbroglio. My forecast will be Chiz’s standing will even slide 2-4 notches making him ranked at 6th-8th. This “Heart” episode is a heavensent to our voters because they have been given a glimpse on the private persona of Escudero behind his polished public persona. Bastos at mayabang pala to si Chiz aside from being a drunkard.

      Remember, even if SWS is paid, it has accurately predicted all our national elections since the election of President Fidel Ramos.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        I am not dismayed. I merely point out the chronological disorder. Read the my original post again, you didn’t get it.

    • Joseph Edgar Agustin Alla

      ako rin. tama ka pia pilar

    • Bisdak_kaayo

      Take note this is the same survey which said, PNOY ERAP and GMA won the presidency. The problem with people. If they like the survey results panay quote nila na TAMA ang SURVEY, pero pag hindi PAVOR sa kanila, dinoktor at may milagrong nangyayari sa survey. Selective use of survey results ang kadalasang nangyayari sa PINAS.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Let’s not get too far. I merely pointed out the chronological disorder. The Ongpaucos came out on March 19. The SWS survey concluded on March 17. I’m quite sure SWS did not have foreknowledge of when and what the Ongpauco bombshell was all about before March 17.

      • Europa

        Because the SWS never factored in what you are saying.

    • boy_kurimaw

      Napansin mo rin pala iyon! niloloko lang ng SWS survey na yan ang mga tao. at paano napasama sa top 12 si nancy binay at jv palaka estrada? at ni isa sa mga independent candidate ay wala rin nakapasok… nu ba yan, umayos kayo SWS mga mukhang pera!


      The writers of the latest SWS results were affected by the latest chiz-heart-ongpaucos’ feud kasi.

    • boy_kurimaw


      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        For all we know, some UNA members may also have paid survey pollsters.

    • beerhunters

      good observation! but what can you expect from a “table survey” where data were gathered from the air?

    • ApoNiLolo

      People, all Pia was asking was to give the reason why Escudero’s rating went down. doncleo’s reasoning carry more weight than putting forth Chit’s “love life” as a factor for his decline. PDI insisting on this line of reasoning also makes the SWS survey susceptible to being called “bogus”.

      To Pia, your question is very valid and only SWS have the capacity to address that. No need to demean each poster’s answer if it doesn’t satisfy you. The fact remains that all we’re doing is “hypothetical analysis”.

    • Europa

      Respondents are chosen by random sampling from the population. There were 1500 people surveyed and that was the response then and there. A survey is only an indicator and not always reliable. I am assuming that SWS used the same method in conducting survey to achieve consistency. If you have questions, then look at their website to see whether they conducted the survey in the same area and via the same mode ( phone, email etc). These factors affect the result of a survey and does not nescessarily indicate that it is rigged. Then compare the current results with the next survey.

  • Ping Gonzales

    Hping that on the next survey result migs zubiri will lang in the 35th place tama naman sa isang cheater

  • JohnBernabe

    I think the the people know who they are voting.kahit na anung mangyari magkakaalaman pa rin pagdating ng eleksyon.kahit walang survey alam naman ng lahat kung sino ang may maayos na mensahe at plataporma

  • jejembe09

    this proves that Bam has more than to his family name.

  • gikiness

    dalawa na ang Estrada sa Senado pag nagkataon, patay kang bata ka

  • jose_guev

    di ba pwedeng mawala sa listahan ng top 12 yang Nancy Binay na yan? ganyan ba talaga kadami ang bobong botante sa atin????

    • pepito gwaps

      It means kultura na yan at kung sino popular ay sya ang in… kawawa naman bansa natin kung ganito ng ganito…mas maraming bobo kesa sa nag iisip…

      • jose_guev

        akala ko kasi sa makati lang sobrang dami ng bobo… hindi pala

      • boymanok

        naku kabayan kalat sa pilipinas yang mga bobo…

      • boymanok

        marami sa nag-iisip lumayas na ng pinas at nanahimik na lang sa ibang bansa…in fact mas umasenso pa ang buhay nila…ang natira na lang sa pinas ay yung mga fans ng celebrity at pulitiko na habambuhay ng bobolahin ng mga makapangyarihan

    • boymanok

      magaling lang sa publicity yang pamilyang binay pero kitang-kita naman na may pansariling intensyon dahil lahat sila nakatikim na ng puwesto sa mahabang panahon

  • boy_pogi

    “the survey asked 1,500 respondents nationwide”
    Nationwide naman pala ang survey, so siguradong accurate ito.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Cheezy, sisirain ni Heart ang pagyaman mo sa politika pare, bitawan mo na yan.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Mananalo ang Team Pinoy not because they are good but because there is no choice, UNA is just full of sh`t! Cheezy, bitawan mo na si Heart, sisirain nya ang pag-yaman mo sa Politika. Hayaan mo na sa mga bata mo yan, babae lang yan.

    • spider69

      yes, nadale mo. kita mo si R. Recto kaya love na love si Vilma. he knows how to handle.

    • Johnny

      Why not give the independents a second look? Para mabago naman.

  • farmerpo

    Survey or no survey, where there is smoke there is fire. Chiz need the whole chinese fire volunteer brigade to put out and keep the fire from being a conflagration. Or brazen it out as Earp does and go for the silly side of the Pinoy voters. They love clowns and womanizers.
    Being a tsismoso blogger, I wish the CBCP makes a comment on this brewhaha(sic) as it borders on moral demeanor and GMRC of a top politician. It may be lenten season appropriate, since both parties are public figures and may have an impact on our future.

  • ed_dAVAO

    puede ba gumawa ng batas para ipagbawal yang pagsapubliko ng mga social survey during campaign period? Na ko korap kasi ang isip ng karamihan dito eh, kaya di tayo makapili ng maayos na kandidato natin eh. Ang karamihan kasi dyan na lang nakaabang at tamad na magresearch kung sino ang karapatdapat.

  • victorts

    If Escudero falls down from the winners’ circle, then it could be that the voting public is getting more intelligent. If JV and Erap lose, then more voters voted with their conscience. If Trillanes wins, the voters tripped and went back to their old lazy ways.

  • Jamal Idris

    Pilosopo pala etong quezong eto.

  • oh_noh

    haha! to “justify” these fake surveys, they must ride with the tide :) *obvious na nga e*

  • Kiro Nazakato

    P-noy and Senator Drillon, these are my campaign suggestions for Team P-noy.

    1. Your speeches should be organized with equal emphasis on your
    accomplishments, your endorsements local candidates, and endorsements of
    Team P-noy senatorial candidates.

    2. Your endorsements of your
    local candidates and senatorial candidates should have prepared text
    instead of extemporaneous, because doing it extemporaneously, you tend
    to allocate, unconsciously I know, uneven introductions. In Bicol for
    instance, you hardly said anything about the candidate for govenor,
    while saying too much about the candidates for lower positions. For your
    senatorial candidates, you said too much about some candidates, while
    hardly saying something about the other candidates. You seemed to be
    groping for words for some, while words came generously for some others
    I know that was not ever intentional. But I can imagine how perplexing
    and disconcerting this was for some candidates who travel with you,
    knowing how important your endorsements are in their candidacy. This is
    happening Mr. President because you are seem to do things, and
    everything by memory– or even off the cuff. Preparing the text ahead
    will avoid this.

    3. In your endorsement speeches, especially
    for senatorial candidates, please highlight the very important
    achievements and qualifications of each candidate, to ensure that one is
    given enough time. I suggest longer endorsement for senatorial
    candidates who are present, and shorter introductions for those who are

    4. Introduce first for Senatorial Candidates those who
    are not yet in the magic 12( Magsaysay, Hontiveros, Madrigal, and to
    some extent Angara who was not very high in the surveys), because they
    need better your help. Please advice other all candidates to carry in
    their campaign materials the 12 candidates of Team P-noy.

    Can’t Senator Drilon not elicit better attendance in the succeeding
    campaigns? Sparse attendance may connote the team is not united, and
    that does not speak well of the coalition. Worse , it may be interpreted
    that you do not have control over your candidates. Or that some
    candidates are simplyself-absorbed, or matter-of-fact, just lack
    discipline. Imagine the other candidates working very hard, and Escudero
    just having grand time with Heart.( Overly confident?). Or Cayetano
    attending this and attending that, who cares? Things like this should
    not have place in the campaign.

    6. Can’t you have also at least a singer to come with you to sing in your campaign?

    7. Can’t Drilon and campaign tacticians-who are these guys anyway,
    Osmena, pangilinian Llamas- strategise and re-strategise, or brain-storm
    as you campaign to make sure that you get things better as you move on?

  • fil9

    Hahaha. Busy na ang damage control team! Oi chiiz, dont take sen miriam’s advise literaly!

  • LadyBalmaceda

    chiz is so sweet :P hes calling hearts parents liars and worse hes basically saying their evil because they’re so called “campaigning” against him wahahha good start with your girls family :P

  • DonkeyKong1

    can we talk about what chiz is doing for our country as “senator”? OH WAIT! wala naman pala :P

    • AriannaDraws

      hes a useless senator riding lang on his popularity

      • BonnieBailey9

        and using hearts popularity :) so by your definition epal lang siya :)

      • boymanok

        mukhang magaling lang dumaldal pero marami ring bisyo…dont forget tuta rin ni marcos yung tatay nyan

  • Carmoney

    hes going down maybe because people see how much hes doing? which is nothing? hahaha

  • ryan abanador

    pag usapan ang mga nagawa at platforms, di tong kontrobersyang to.

    • doncleo

      ano nga ang nagawa at platforms ni Chiz? alam nyo po ba? parang wala naman akong naririnig eh..kaya cguro gumawa na lng ng kontrobersya para mapag-usapan kaso nag-backfire.

      • ryan abanador

        di ako fan ni chiz escudero, ang sinasabi ko lang,dapat ang pag usapan yung buhay nya sa gobyerno, hindi tong lovelife nya. magbasa ka sa website ni chiz (kung meron man) o sa senate site, panigurado andun lahat ng records nya.

  • Danyel

    Malaki pa ang bubunuin ng Ongpauco couple para gibain si boy pekhpek..Go Go Go! More revelations! may 2 months pa!

  • maypakialamtayo

    Ang tagal ko ng tao pero, hindi man lang ako nakakita ng actual na survey o natanong sa survey na yan, saan ba yan ginagawa so office lang nila?

  • Pedro

    Eh kasi ang gusto ng mga Ongpauco isang batang mayaman na maraming mamanahin ang mapangasawa ni Heart… Tapos kakasuhan pa raw si Chiz dahil lang sa sinabi niyang ipaglaban ni Heart ang kung anomang gusto niya.. hay nako! hahaha kapag swerte sa trabaho minsan minamalas sa pag-ibig…

  • Pedro

    EWWWW BINAY!? Isang walang experience sa trabaho other than maging assistant ng daddy niya tapos nasa top 12!? Mga mangmang talaga ang mga botante! Pwe!

  • speedstream2

    Like they say, you make your own bed, you lie in it. Well, to paraphrase, all is fair in love and elections.


    ‘wag ninyo namang gawing tsimoy si chiz. ‘di na uso ‘yan. co-equal at senador din ‘yan.
    SO, THIS IS THE MAKING OF THE 2 DWARFS, JOJO B. & JINGGOY E. eyeing on the pres. & v.p. come 2016. MAKING THE PILIPINOS LOOK SOOOO STUPID. we will keep this in mind.

  • joeybg

    Heart , you better shop around, lots of fresh fish in the ocean. Don’t get involve to a married person, is like buying groceries in the second hand shop or a pawn shop.
    He dump his first wife, he can do that to you too.

  • akongednamzug

    Good Luck ! ! ! Pareng Chiz

  • $14334231

    ang “tatlong hari” ng UNA ay nagalit kay chiz, lalong-lalo na si erap…isa sa tatlong ito ay matalik na kaibigan ang mga ongpauco……gumawa ng paraan….sinulsulsulan ang mag asawa….ayan….nag press con ang mga “ompawpaw”….sigurado, may kapalit ito….abangan ang susunod na kabanata, lalo na pag nanalo ang mga anak ng tatlong kurap……..kayong mga media (‘yong hindi nabibili), matyagan n’yong mabuti ang mag asawa dahil baka magkaroon ‘yan ng mga deal sa proyekto ng gobyerno….

  • disqus_kWKA4vQyWk

    I don’t believe in this survey a lot of them are kawatan

  • wawa2172

    Well the SWS is setting the mind of the people whom to vote for. The margin of error is big and that significant result could be dubious in favor of the Team PNoy. The nationwide survey may not be a reflection of how people will vote on 2016. We should be reminded of the solid North that UNA have while Mindanao now being wrecked with brownouts and announcement of the president that electrical power cost will have to go up should be a matter of concern. The quality of candidates for both parties are not really encouraging. Though Loren is leading the surveys her climate change advocacy is just a front and she is sugar coating the facts about what she can deliver in the senate. Remember that she is the only senator that own an island near Batangas and ride the helicopter para maiwasan ang traffic patungo sa congress. Escudero is reeling with his old man and young lady relationship with Love Ongpauco or Heart. Poe is just riding on the name of his dad FPJ and Bam is a GMA lackey turned dynastic Aquino, Angara is the son of a super balimbing, Villar is a replacement of her husband, Jamby walang kwentang kandidato, etc.. UNA have worst line up na karamihan ay anak nang trapo like Enrile, Estrada, Binay whille Maceda known as so corrupt, etc. Well, God bless the Philippines.

  • rodben

    Usap-usapan si Legarda daw pa-cute lang sa senado at si Allan Cayetano at Escodero ay puro pamumulitica daw lang….so try daw nilang iboto yong mga di kilalang politico baka sakaling mapansin daw yong talagang problemang kahirapan 26yrs na ang nakakaraan….so saan kya nag survey ang mga bata ng SWS?

  • manuel yaptangco

    As the old saying goes…behind the success or failure of a man is a woman– or would-be in-laws for that matter. Would you like some “whine” with your cheese? LOL!

  • Bryan Kevin Tung

    Ag pangit pangit pangit kasi ng advertisement ni grace poe! Leche! Mabuti na lng cna carmina at zoren na. Ang biwist ng poe poe poe! Leche!

  • antiscam

    “Heart’s parents announced in a press conference last week their
    displeasure over Escudero’s behavior and their fear that the senator
    would be unable to support their daughter’s MATERIAL WHIMS in case they
    end up legally bound to each other”..

    Hmm…Smells like Imelda Marcos in the making once Chiz supposedly becomes president by 2016…All those luxurious and lavish material whims will surely be shouldered by our taxpayers through corruption. How can Chiz buy 5million peso wristwatches without becoming beholden to businessmen with vested interests or stealing it for himself to give it to his lady love.

    I’d say Chiz can be a good senator but unreliable to become President.

  • kismaytami

    Anyway, these names are not on my list.

  • legislex

    I have known Chiz since my student years at UP Law. Back then, he was very jolly and friendly. He always greets his students and fellow teachers with a smile whenever they meet him.

    Last year, I chanced upon him at the Senate waiting for an elevator ride. I greeted him with a warm smile. I also introduced myself as his former student at UP Law. I was surprised that he just nodded without bothering to make a stare.

    He has really changed. Maybe his popularity has gone up his head. I hope this experience with Heart’s parents would remind him to be humble once again.

    • boymanok

      magaling lang magsalita si chiz pero trapo rin yan

  • regd

    I don’t care! If LP does not make a clean sweep, my animosity against dumb Filipino voters continue!

  • Flipzi


  • blowcoldblowhot

    As reported by media, the surveys conducted by
    Social Weather Station and Pulse Asia provide absolutely no clue. And it
    doesn’t look as if the media have exerted any efforts to dig below the surface
    to, at least, enlighten the public on where the May elections are headed and

    Indeed, the rankings in both public opinion polls, as detailed in the news
    reports, are of little use to anyone desiring to understand the way the
    Filipino voter’s mind works.

    Haven’t we always wondered — with much grief — why virtual illiterates have
    been elected to national office? Aren’t we always telling ourselves that people
    should “vote intelligently” and that “the masses ought to be
    educated on making the right choices.”

    In this regard, shouldn’t public opinion polls and media reports, at the very
    least, contribute to achieving those objectives?

    I say, “at the very least… contribute” because, frankly, the way
    these survey results are being released by the research companies and
    publicized in mass media, they actually encourage the bandwagon mentality among
    voters and create a perception of the inevitable victory of certain candidates.
    This, in turn, provides a convenient advance justification for subsequent
    questionable results.

    The folks at Pulse Asia and SWS will hate me for this. But, either they have
    been remiss in their methodology or the people in media do not appreciate the
    importance of the survey data beyond the relative rankings of the candidates.

    What’s lacking in the surveys or in the media reportage?

    There’s no indication of WHY some candidates are leading and others are lagging
    behind. No insights on the perception of the voters. No clues on their
    expectations and the way the candidates are seen as meeting or failing to meet

    A more comprehensive survey or a more intelligent analysis by media of the data
    would provide valuable insights, not only to the candidates themselves but also
    to social and political reformers who want to improve the quality of candidates
    voted into high office.

    This body of information would guide the candidates in overcoming any
    deficiencies, sharpening their message, enhancing their image and improving
    their media penetration. The insights could also suggest ways of arresting the
    surge of senatorial rivals, or scuttling their campaigns altogether.

    More importantly, for social and political reformers, the reasons for voter
    preferences could help explain the magic of Erap Estrada and the secret behind
    the popularity of Loren Legarda and Chiz Escudero. Is there something more than
    macho appeal or “maganda kasi” or “mabait”
    that prompts the masses to place the fate of the country in these candidates’
    hands? Or are the reformers dealing with a voting population consisting of
    hopeless simpletons?

    Even that disheartening insight would be invaluable, because it would instruct
    the reformers to get off their high-fallutin’ perch, descend to the grassroots
    and learn to speak the language of the masses.

    The question is: Did Pulse Asia and SWS do any kind of probing, aside from
    reading from cut-and-dried questionnaires? If they did, why haven’t they
    released the results? If they did not, why not?

    It doesn’t take Marketing 101 to understand that research should be used as
    “a lamp to illuminate and not as a lamp post to lean on.”

    My daughter a VP at Ipsos Canada, a leader in Canada market research,
    specializing in advertising, loyalty, marketing, media and public affairs
    research from whom I first heard this saying, would have blown her top if she
    had been shown the results of a survey showing Tim Horton’s market share going
    down, without a corresponding analysis of why it was happening.

    Like Jun Magsaysay and Dick Gordon not landing in the list of possible
    senatorial winners (at least, so far), Tim Horton was losing ground to
    McDonalds. The key question was WHY and WHAT COULD BE DONE about it.

    The consumer research done by her company provided the clues. Consumers
    believed that McDonalds, which was less expensive than Tim Horton, “tasted
    good enough.” But when they were given a hypothetical situation where they
    had won in the lotto, they readily
    conceded that they would buy Tim Horton. Further probing revealed that it was
    due to the “perceived high quality” which was, in turn, based on the
    “Canadian ” image of the brand.

    Based on these findings, they countered McDonalds price advantage with the
    campaign, “Tim Horton, Canadian, enjoyed in the great provinces of Canada
    and Eastern States of USA.

    Of course, selling fast food is different from promoting a senatorial candidate
    in a number of ways. As a matter of fact, a high ranking in the surveys is not
    a guarantee of victory — not in Philippine elections, whatever the COMELEC
    might say about its automated system. After all, the system can only count the
    ballots. It can’t distinguish between freely cast votes and those that are
    bought or cast under duress.

    At best, the Pulse Asia and SWS poll results should prompt the candidates to
    conduct their own research, to dig deeper into the minds of the voters, get a
    handle on their perceptions and expectations and realign their campaign efforts
    accordingly. If they’re doing it now, there may still be time for a course
    correction. The truly wise candidates must have done their reading of the
    voters’ psyche long before the campaign began, using the Pulse Asia and SWS
    surveys merely as indicators.

    What is unfortunate is that it is unlikely that the insights derived from these
    proprietary studies will be shared with the media, the social and political
    reformers and the general public. Sayang.

    At any rate, I sincerely hope I’m wrong about the way Pulse Asia and SWS have
    been conducting their surveys. Maybe, they have, in fact, been doing a thorough
    job and have simply been keeping the details under wraps, only choosing to
    release to the media what they think the latter can comprehend.

    In such a case, they certainly owe it to the public to disclose the full
    results, including the methodology and the questionnaires, to demonstrate that
    they have been doing a professional job.

    I also sincerely hope that I’m wrong about the disappointingly shallow way that
    media have been reporting the survey results. Perhaps the editors have simply
    been on vacation, leaving the sports and show business reporters to write the

    That’s too bad. Our people deserve more from a truly responsible media sector
    than the rankings in a karera ng daga.

  • Billy Moreno

    very simple reason bakit ganoon ang magulang ni Heart – PERA! Baka kasi di na sila binibigyan ng gusto nila. Imagine mula noong bata pa si Heart controlled nila ang pera nito. Mga swapang. At si Chiz naman, saksakan naman talaga ng yabang at matapobre yan. Di ko iboboto yan. Mabait lang kung campaign period. Malayong-malayo sya sa kanyang ama.

  • Javaman

    What you can expect with the parents? first impression is lasting! kaya if i am chiz il just say I AM SORRY drama to the parents like what GMA did, the parents are always the parents, how chiz will react if it is in his shoe, if he will not bow down his ego then rest assured the voters will look at it as a taboo. The Filipino culture will dictate the voters what is taboo or not so many things will happened before election day, and he will wakeup without a title of a senator after election time!

    What ever Heart will say to defend her Prince, its Filipino culture will tell you based on the 10 commandments of God to Honour thy father and mother!

  • Beguine

    Before you know it, the voters would have already nixed Escudero and
    he’s way way down and out of the race!

    Good riddance to a divorced man having love affair or think he can have
    many lovers and still be a good senator. People have frowned on Erap and now
    it’s time to give exactly the same thumbs down to Escudero.

  • Estee Muri

    SWS survey , Hah ! I have never been asked a question regarding this survey and also I have not known any friend who was surveyed at all. i am interested to know WHERE , WHAT AND WHEN was the survey done ! Binayaran lang iyang survey survey na iyan ng partido ni Abnoy ,uy ! You are saying ???

  • calixto909

    Survey isn’t 100% correct however it’s credible as based on past information that attested to its accuracy. A trending to an eventually. .This recent hype and hoopla flung to smear Escudero had made a dent to his candidacy nonetheless it’s too light to make a death blow so at the day’s end Escudero shall surface in the polls as a winner.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    kay heart ka nalang chiz…

    ka immoral mo…you divorced your wife…bad model!

  • rlo

    Survey companies – I believe they have cause more division amongst our countrymen. Except to assuage the insecurity of certain politicians, it is used more as a tool or psychological weapon against the most gullible members of our society.

  • Samuel Santos

    Whatever, Chiz will still be elected Senator this May. He’ll make it to the Top 12.

  • Billy Moreno

    UNA-9, Team Pnoy-3. Bam is now 12…hopefully
    This is my assessment if election is today!

  • boy_kurimaw

    Pwede bang palitan sa top 12 itong si nancy binay at jv estrada… ipasok nyo naman sa top 12 iyong ibang independent candidate na pwede maglingkod sa bayan… pesteng survey yan nakukuha lang kayo sa pera eh.

  • wakats

    Chix doesn’t deserve being reelected, or even dreaming of running for president. His heretofore hidden obnoxious character of “bastos and mayabang” won’t endear him to the people, like migz’ electoral cheating.

    I won’t be surprised if he lands outside the magic 12 in the next survey….

  • Yobhtron

    Can someone publish the accomplishments of Chiz as a Senator? Mas maganda ba siyang maging Senatong natin or maging showbiz host na lang?

  • Bowie Albert

    Dapat nga kulelat na yan si chiz eh..totoo ang mga sinabi ng parents ni heart, totoong lahat yun.. kaya dapat wag na iboto yan si chiz, hardcore drunkard yan kaya nagiging bastos pag laseng..

  • mamamia

    ang survey ay parang horoscope “itoy magsisilbing gabay lamang”

    aling zenaida

  • Drillon Recto

    Just showed that voters are still swayed by showbiz chismis rather than candidates’ qualification when deciding who to vote. It and will always be a popularity contests among aspirants.

  • iping2sison

    How I wish Chiz Escudero will slide further and nowhere in the winning circle. I will not waste my vote on who cause trouble to prospective parents-in-laws. If he cannot manage his own life, how much more the country?

  • MonMayuga

    Little by little, former Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. is inching upwards so that on election day he will be among the winners. Hopefully.

  • $18209031

    Chizzy is just another face in the new generation of oligarchs of Bicolandia region . Same old vestiges of the past Marcos regime. Payaman mga ito like the proverbial dynasties and oligarchs.

  • Johnny

    Why re-hire a candidate with empty resume after duty? Usually magaling lang sila in few years pag bago after nun nauubos na idea nila or tinatamad na. Ung iba wala mukha lang madami ginawa pero no major impact sa pamumuhay. Mas mabuti pa pumili na lang ng bago palagi para masipag pa. Basta pag walang performance or degrading return, fire na agad ang politician.

  • zymygy

    guys you are just wasting your time and effort on these cannot benefit anything on them except the people who are working and close to them.why not focus more making new business here in this country or be an entrepreneur.politics is a complete waste on time.ok regarding his situation with heart’s parent,i hope i’m not wrong but i believed the parents of heart are traditional chinese and they will not accept a pinoy blood without chinese blood.i see they prefer for their daughter are pure blooded chinese.

  • Magsasaka

    malamang puro bobotante ang nasurvey, puros tradpol ang may matatas na rating at yong iba naman ay galing sa pamilya ng pulitiko

  • Brax82

    Simple lang naman. Pag gusto mong inuuto ka, Team PNOY. Kung gusto mong binibili ka, Team UNA… pare pareho silang walang pakialam.

  • sagbotgamot

    UNA’s demolition job seems to be working against Chiz. if they succeeded i am sure the Ongpauco is assured of bright business future.

  • boymanok

    wrong….with the publicity he is getting now, he will surely make it to the top 3 slots

  • Flipzi

    SI JAYVEE #3? …. malaking kalokohan. pero bakit kaya? … hindi kaya dahil SI JAYVEE AY ANAK NI ERAP. at. SI JACKIE NA ANAK NI ERAP AY ASAWA NI BEAVER LOPEZ… SI BEAVER AY KAPATID ANG ISA PANG LOPEZ NA MAY-ARI NG ABSCBN… ang ABSCBN ay kasama ng malalaking grupo kasama ng LOPEZ, COJUANGCO, AYALA, at ibpa? …. nagtatanung lng nmn. kayo na magbigay ng pag-analisa. … LAKAS NI JAYVEE ano po?

    • Flipzi

      DAPAT TAMA kaya NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY …kasi pag sinuma niyo maigi… mas malaki ang talo ng bayan kaysa sa panalo.

      • Flipzi


  • koolkid_inthehouse

    He is an opportunist and exploited women for his personal good.

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Tama lang mag-slide rating ni chiz or standing sa survey. Imagine nangangampanya Team Pnoy, nakababad lang sya sa kandungan ni heart. Nalasing sa kaligayahan. Overconfident. Akala nya cguro kahit wala cya ginagawa ma-maintain nya rating sa survey. Tuly tuloy na slide nyan, pero wag natin pabayaan. Makapasok naman sana sa magic 12.Tuloy tuloy na sana pagtaas ni Ramon Magsaysay.!! Maginoo at matuwid, imaprinsipyo, malinis ang puso at hangarin para sa bayan, anak ng bayani, balik natin sya sa senado.!!Kay Riza Hontiveros ako nagugulat. Ang bagal ng pagtaas. maganda, matalino, maprinsipyo, may paninindigan, at tumatayo sa lahat ng para sa bayan, wag natin sya pabayaan! Itulak natin pataas sa Top 12!!! Ikampanya natin sya! Tunay na karapat dapat sa senado, at magsisilbi ng tunay sa sambayanang Pilipino. Partner ni Pnoy sa pag unlad! Tulungan sana natin ng husto_ ni Pnoy, ng mga kapwa Team Pnoy nya at sambayanang Pilipino!!

  • boybakal

    Escudero falls in latest poll; Cayetano now No. 2….

    Now we know who Escudero is….
    The more I will vote for Nancy Binay and JV Ejercito. Also, I will go for Cayetano.
    These names have not been in scandal, still pure and we need purest heart and mind in the Senate.
    As to Jinggoy…I now support him….no scandal, he’s clean.

  • blowcoldblowhot

    Political surveys in the United States, to cite an example,
    are conducted by different pollsters, but the results are more or less the
    same. Not so in this country with the yellow pollsters that can even
    conduct a nationwide face-to-face polling of 1,200 respondents in just three
    days. How is that possible?

    SWS claims its field work is being done by its
    in-house field workers. The survey firm does not say how many it has, but
    considering that the survey is claimed to have been conducted in just three
    days nationwide, SWS would have to have hundreds of field workers that work
    only when there are polls. That is unbelievable.

    Field researchers can at most, interview just
    five respondents in a day, if the so-called random picks are strictly followed.
    It is just impossible to conduct face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents
    and finish the field work in just three days. Telephone interviews, yes, but
    face to face?

    It is improbable that the first five people
    selected at random would be easily accessible to the field worker. This means
    that the field worker would have to skip at least five places to get another
    random respondent and skip that again if that respondent does not respond.

    What is likely is that the respondents are not
    chosen randomly but have been predetermined, in which case, the survey results
    from these yellow survey firms are highly suspect. Having predetermined
    respondents would translate to ensuring that the survey results would go the
    way the survey firm and its backers dictate.

    SWS, for instance, once had an exit poll that
    strangely enough, even had “undecided voters” included. How on earth can there
    be undecided voters in an exit poll? Also, that same SWS exit poll survey
    even had a percentage of Iglesia voters and came out with the conclusion that
    the Iglesia vote is not solid. But in exit polls, the only question that is to
    be asked is who these voters coming out of the precincts voted, not their
    religion. The only answer is that the respondents were not only predetermined,
    but that the exit polls were not conducted with voters exiting from the voting

    More to the point, those predetermined
    respondents may have been chosen by these yellow surveys in
    administration-friendly areas, apart from the Palace ordered results.

    Besides, whether it is Pulse or SWS, these
    surveys are hardly conducted nationwide, as they merely do their polling in 20
    provinces, if at all, when there are 80 provinces in the country.

    Worse, with predetermined respondents, and
    obviously chosen respondents by these yellow surveys, none of these surveys can
    be claimed to be the pulse of the people ,

    What these surveys represent would be the work
    of yellow survey manipulators and the Palace people, maybe. Not the people.

  • Gu3st

    oppotunist in politics, but also in romance.. well, i maybe naive, but i guess there would still be many would still vote for this opportunistic senator..

  • dequis

    ito kasing sws akala susubain na ni sen. chiz di lang naihatid ang cheke para sa huling survey.

  • Loggnat

    He is still in the winning bracket so what is the big deal?

  • Guest

    ewan ko nga rin kung bakit no. 2 si Alan cayetano eh super tamad naman
    ang mokong na yun!

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