MANILA, Feb 15 (Mabuhay) –Presidential candidate and incumbent senator Manny Pacquiao on Monday his camp is still optimistic even though he only ranked third at 8% in the Pulse Asia survey on presidential bets conducted from January 19 to 24.
“We remain very optimistic because we are seeing a snowballing of support in the Visayas and in Mindanao,” Pacquiao said in a statement.
According to him, they are expecting to solidify all Visayans, noting that he is the only Visayan candidate among the presidentiables.
“Hindi po tayo nababahala sa mga lumalabas na survey. Lumalaban po ako upang ipaglaban ang kinabukasan ng ating bayan, lalung-lalo na ang ating mga mahihirap,” he said.
“We will continue campaigning for the future of our nation,” he sadded.
Pacquiao said that his camp is not relying on politicians but on the efforts of regular people who support him.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. topped the Pulse Asia survey at 60%, with Vice President Leni Robredo placing a far second at 16%.
Paquiao and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, scored 8%, while Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson got 4%. (MNS)