Those surveys done by some political organizations, business entities and other private organizations in the country for the 2016 polls should not be taken seriously by any individual and for those who are running for positions simply because - those respondents who have been used during surveys do not actually reflected the million registered Filipino voters. How could a 1,200 respondents represented the 54.4 million Filipino registered voters in the country including those who are migrant workers on foreign lands? And the popularity received by any candidate after the said surveys for me have no merits because the real survey and the true survey will be done on May 9, 2016 election.
Speaking of popularity - it could not be bought by some group of people, by any individual or by any organization. There is no shop to buy popularity. Popularity of a candidate like VP Binay, Gringo Honasan and BongBong Marcos are gained from some unexpected events, tragedies and other life events that they themselves have no vivid idea that those unique events that happened to them could make them popular. And eventually could help them drive to reach their desired goals. VP Binay is already popular celebrity. His popularity started to shine at the time he fought back to regain democracy in the country in 1986. But what makes him more popular?
Before the start of the last quarter of 2014, VP Binay was put on hot water. His political rivals have used the Senate led by Pimentel, Trillanes and Cayetano - they have worked hand-in-hand to investigate VP Binay for the crime of corruptions that they believed VP Binay is involved. The said investigation by the Senate against VP Binay is considered the longest Senate hearing ever recorded in Philippines history as it took more than a year now. At the start, many Filipino people have over reacted and even considered VP Binay a criminal. There were thousands of Binay's haters that looked at him a bad guy. He had become the talks of newspapers, tabloids, magazines, radios and Televisions in the country and in foreign lands and in social networks.
But God is not dead. In spite of those allegations of corruptions stoned to him, he remained cool and calm. Now those Binay's haters have realized then that it was just a partly part of demolition team to stop him as one of the aspiring presidentiable candidates this coming May 9, 2016 polls because the Senate could not produced sufficient evidences to crucify VP Binay. And Binay's popularity had become tripled and most of his haters now have become his supporters too. So, the Senate hearing against VP Binay has actually helped him become more popular. Now most of the Filipino people have attracted to like him, to love him, to trust him and to support him for his journey to Malacanang.
How about the popularity of Gringo Honasan is it sufficient to propel him to Malacanang? What made him popular? History tells that Gringo Honasan was a former soldier, and leader of unsuccessful coups. He played a key role in the 1986 EDSA Revolution that toppled the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. After democracy was restored, he led a series of unsuccessful but violent coup attempts against the administration of Corazon Aquino. President Fidel Ramos granted him amnesty in 1992. He entered politics and became a senator from 1995 to 2004 and again since 2007. And now he is the running mate of VP Binay for vice president of the Philippines in 2016 election.
How about the popularity of BongBong Marcos - would it help him to drive to Malacanang? Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician and senator in the 16th Congress of the Philippines. He is the second child and only son of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos. Bongbong Marcos served as Governor of Ilocos Norte (1983–1986, 1998–2007) and as Representative of the Second District of Ilocos Norte (1992–1995, 2007–2010) under Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, the political party founded by his father. He was also Deputy Minority Leader during his second term in the House of Representatives. In 2010, Marcos was elected as Senator of the Philippines under the Nacionalista Party. Senator Marcos chairs several senate committees, including the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works, and is a member of several other committees. On October 5, 2015, Marcos announced his candidacy for Vice President of the Philippines in the 2016 election.
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