Kiko: SWS poll shows changing times
MANILA – Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan on Tuesday said the latest results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey in the senatorial race is a sign that Filipinos are clamoring for change in their leaders.
The pre-election survey showed that two bets of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) have dropped out of the top 12 slots for the Senate: Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile and Senator Gringo Honasan.
On the other hand, two Team PNoy candidates, Bam Aquino and Aurora Rep. Sonny Angara, are now in the top 12.
Pangilinan, who was the campaign manager of the Liberal Party's senatorial slate in 2010, said they are “very pleased” with the development.
"It shows that the Aquino administration has been very credible in pushing for reforms, thanks to the very tangible changes happening today,” the senator said in a statement.
Pangilinan was also elated by the leap in Aquino’s ranking.
Aquino, a cousin of the President, has jumped to 9-10 from 15th in the survey taken in January.
"Bam personifies the next generation of leaders. He is full of passion and is totally committed to bringing prosperity from the grassroots. He is a true agent of change. We need to have somebody like him to be in a position where he may be able to contribute greatly to the 'Daang Matuwid' of the Aquino administration,” said Pangilinan.
The February 2013 SWS-BW pre-election survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 registered voters nationwide.