'Bistek' tops SWS survey for QC mayoral bets

Posted at 01/15/10 10:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - If elections were held today, former Herbert "Bistek" Bautista would overwhelmingly win as mayor in Quezon City, based on the latest Social Weather Stations survey.

The SWS said that of the 500 registered voters interviewed by its researches face-to-face, 75% prefer Bautista for the mayoralty post.

Quezon City 2nd district Rep. Mary Ann Susano was mentioned by 9% of the respondents followed by former presidential chief of staff Michael Defensor with 7%, Ismael Mathay Jr. 5% and Antonio Inton 3%.

The SWS said the December 16 to 19 survey was sponsored by Giovanni Estrada.

It said that the 500 registered voters randomly picked as respondents were divided from the 4 districts of the city.

Quezon City councilor Joy Belmonte, daughter of incumbent Mayor Sonny Belmonte's daughter, meanwhile, led the survey on candidates for city vice-mayor.

Belmonte was preferred by 60% of the respondents followed by Janet "Babes" Malaya with 19% and actress Aiko Melendez with 17%.