Transparency group urges voters to not be swayed by surveys, popularity

/ 05:00 PM December 29, 2015

A cause-oriented group on Tuesday called on voters not to be swayed by surveys or by popularity.

The Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment (FATE) issued the call, alleging that some candidates have been spending millions in order to be placed in top positions in surveys.


The group alleged that a presidential aspirant shelled out P100-million to condition the mind of voters from December until May.

FATE President Jennifer Castro slammed those running for a national post who opts to bribe people.


“Hindi pa man nahahalal sa posisyon, gumagawa na ng katiwalian. At kapag sila ang nanalo, mangungurakot naman sila. Kailangang maging mapanuri at matalino sa pagpili. Huwag magpadala sa kapangyatihan ng pera,” said Castro.

FATE said surveys merely exists to condition the minds of the voters.

“Choose your candidates wisely,” the group said.

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