Opposition Senator Bam Aquino would enjoy the backing of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), led by cousin and former Ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuanco Jr., in the 2019 elections, as he would most likely be included in the party’s senatorial slate, Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto said.
Senator Bam Aquino on Wednesday urged the government “to listen” to the Filipino people amid the latest Pulse Asia survey which showed that pay hikes and increase in prices are one of the major concerns of the public.
Despite having the support of President Rodrigo Duterte and other prominent politikos, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is nowhere close to winning as senator if the 2019 elections were held today.
Re-electionist senators belonging to the majority bloc in the Senate and personalities supportive of the administration have a statistical chance of winning as senator if elections were held today, according to a recent Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 elections.
Malacañang has defended the administration’s pivot towards China and Russia in light of a Pulse Asia survey showing majority of Filipinos distrust the two countries widely perceived to be the United States’ rival.
The low score garnered by the Duterte administration in a Pulse Asia survey over curbing inflation no longer came as a surprise for Communications Secretary Martin Andanar given that the poll was taken over the holidays.
With President Duterte maintaining his majority approval and trust ratings, the Palace assured on Friday that the administration will continue to pursue its anti-crime campaign to ensure a better Philippines this year.
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