Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday said the recent Pulse Asia survey and a mock poll showing him taking the lead in Metro Manila and Region 8 universities in the Visayas, inspired him to campaign harder to win in the May elections.
“We will work harder to let our countrymen know our vision for a progressive future that we can all enjoy if we unite and work together,” said Marcos as he prepared to hit the campaign trail.
The latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed Marcos as the top choice for Metro Manila voters with 33 percent. Marcos was also favored by Class ABC with 28 percent.
Marcos was also the top vice presidential candidate among college students in the Regional Tertiary Schools Press Conference mock polls held at the Southern Leyte State University on last Feb. 4. He got 39.6 percent of the votes.
He and his running mate Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will kick off their campaign in the Marcos family hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte.
A mass will be first held at the Batac Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Batac. This will be followed by the kick off ceremony at the Marcos residence on Marcos Avenue.
Marcos and Santiago will then proceed to the Mariano Marcos State University to address the students. They will proceed to Currimao to inaugurate a solar power plant.
Meanwhile, Marcos urged the next administration to adopt policies like easing constitutional provisions on foreign ownership to drive down electricity cost in the country.
He issued this statement in the wake of the announcement of Manila Electric Co. of a 42-centavo per kilowatt-hour hike in their charge this month. Meralco warned of higher electricity rates in the coming summer months.
“We have among the highest power rates in Asia and our current generation capability can hardly keep up with the demand that some areas continue to experience rotating brownouts. If we can drive power costs down mothers can put more food in the table for their families,” said Marcos.