The latest RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD) survey indicates that after the 2022 elections, the National Capital Region will have nine new and eight re-elected mayors.
The “Election 2022 NCR Survey” was conducted through face-to-face interviews with a total of 10,000 respondents randomly selected from 7,322,361 registered voters in various areas of Metro Manila.
The survey has a margin of error from 2.5% to 3.0 % for large cities, while the margin of error for small towns with 850 respondents was 3.36 percent.
RPMD said Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte will be re-elected after a 31-percent victory over Congressman Mike Defensor. Belmonte garnered 64% of the vote, while Defensor received 33%.
Outgoing Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco with 94% voter preference would win his previous position in Congress, and the city will be occupied by his brother Rep. John Rey Tiangco who got 90% against RC Cruz’s 7%.
Mayor Oca Malapitan of Caloocan City will also trade posts with his son Rep. Along Malapitan, as both are winning the race with 93% and 82%, respectively.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ruffy Biazon is poised to win with 88 percent of the vote against 10 percent for Red Mariñas and become the next mayor of Muntinlupa City.
Former Comelec Chair Benhur Abalos (86%) of Mandaluyong, Rep. Wes Gatchalian (87%) of Valenzuela, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna (58%) of Manila, Rep. Eric Olivarez (83%) of Paranaque, former Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval (57%) of Malabon, and Rep. Lani Cayetano (68%) of Taguig are expected to be the new NCR mayors.
On the other hand, RPMD said these mayors are bound to be re-elected; Abby Binay of Makati (97%), Marcy Teodoro of Marikina (62%), Emi Calixto-Rubiano (95%) of Pasay, Vico Sotto (70%) of Pasig, Ike Ponce (86%) of Pateros, Francis Zamora (87%) of San Juan, and Mel Aguilar (93%) of Las Pinas.