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Bong Go, still most trusted senator

Go, who is running for vice president in the 2022 National Elections, was likewise named as the top choice among all contenders in the same survey.



Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go was hailed again as the most trusted senator for the third quarter of the year, according to the latest survey of an independent body.

In its 11 to18 October poll released on Friday, the private survey firm said Go earned the trust of 33.87 percent of 1,500 Filipinos who took part in the 2021 PAHAYAG third-quarter poll — a small slip from his second-quarter rating of 35.67 percent.

Senator Imee Marcos, who was ranked third in the last survey, gained a bit after landing at second with 33.53 percent of votes. They were followed by Senator Grace Poe who ranked third with 33.07 percent.

Senator Joel Villanueva also increased in ranking after landing at fifth with 25.73 percent. He was previously in fourth place but with a higher trust rating of 28.4 percent.

Senator Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa followed with 24.40 percent; Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson with 22.60 percent; Senator Sherwin Gatchalian with 22.13; Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri with 21.80 percent and Senator Risa Hontiveros with 20.40 percent.

At the bottom were Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel with 15.80 percent; Senator Nancy Binay with 14.80 percent, Senator Lito Lapid with 13.67 percent; Senator Leila de Lima with 8.67 and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. with 8.20 percent.


Go most preferred VP bet

Go, who is running for vice president in the 2022 National Elections, was likewise named as the top choice among all contenders in the same survey.

The senator garnered 23.6 percent of votes — away from his contender Dr. Willie Ong who received 19 percent of votes.

Senate president Vicente Sotto III, meanwhile, was ranked third with 12 percent.

Go is the vice-presidential bet of President Rodrigo Duterte’s faction inside the ruling PDP-Laban. He will run alongside De la Rosa who is gunning for president.

The lawmaker received enormous support for his candidacy including the backing of 52 out of 81 governors in the country.

The latest of which came from Laoag City Mayor Michael Marcos Keon who said that the senator has “all the qualifications to run for a higher office”.

The local chief executive explained he was “impressed” by the senator’s charm which is his capability to reach out to all classes of people and establish an easy rapport with the “common man”.

“Over many years I have served in numerous administrative positions (Executive Director of Gintong Alay, Governor of Ilocos Norte and now Mayor of Laoag City, to name a few) and I have never encountered a public official like Bong Go,” Keon said in a letter endorsing Go’s candidacy.

“He has helped me (and the City of Laoag) by attending to our requests and going out of his way to look for appropriate solutions with dispatch and efficiency. He has a highly competent workforce that is prompt, polite, and accommodating,” he added.

Go and Keon met in locos Norte after the lawmaker joined the inauguration of his brainchild Malasakit Center in Laoag City.