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NPC sees Loren victory in 2010, Cites last Pulse Asia Survey

December 23, 2009

THE NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC) IS INSPIRED AND ELATED BUT NOT SURPRISED THAT SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS NOW LEADING THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL RACE BASED ON THE LATEST SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED BY PULSE ASIA.
NPC spokesman Rep. Rex Gatchalian of the 1st District of Valenzuela said Sen. Legarda’s continued ascend in the pre-election surveys can be attributed to her dedicated and sincere efforts to promote her advocacies of saving the environment, championing the cause of women and children and protecting the interests of overseas Filipino workers and their families.
“We always believed that intrinsically Loren is a strong candidate,” Gatchalian said. She is the genuine candidate of the masses. This can be attested by the fact that it is the masses that embraced and supported her which explains why she topped the senatorial race twice.”
“I think the people like what they see in her performance as a public servant and in her commitment to further her advocacies” he explained.
“They can see that she is a hands-on (hard) working public servant who is committed to fighting climate change and hunger as well as in providing jobs to the people. Therefore this makes her as the true candidate of the masses and it follows that they expect her to be a (hard) working vice president “he added.
Gatchalian likewise noted that the solid support being given to her candidacy by the NPC which remains the second biggest and most organized political party in the country is now starting to bear fruit.
“We are solidly behind in her candidacy and we are confident that she will eventually win the second highest post in the land in next year’s elections” he stressed.
Gatchalian issued the statements after survey results conducted by Pulse Asia showed that Legarda, the NPC’s bet for vice-president registered a significant jump in the ratings and is now statistically tied with Liberal party candidate Sen. Mar Roxas II.
Roxas got 39 percent of the voter’s support from 37 percent in the October survey while Legarda garnered 37 percent, up 14 points from 23 percent in the Pulse Asia survey last October.
Pulse Asia said both Loren and Mar are statistically tied in first place due to a +/- 2 percent margin of error but it was the lady senator who registered the highest jump in the ratings among all the candidates.
This developed as Gatchalian likewise noted the strong showing of NPC senatorial bet former Sen. Vicente Sotto III who garnered 40.2 per cent in the same survey placing him in the top ten among the senatorial hopefuls.
The report is a welcome development for the NPC and especially for Legarda who attended the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen recently.
Legarda is the only female Asian leader who spoke in Copenhagen as panel speaker at the high level forum on Investing in Women’s Leadership for Climate Change Solutions conducted by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance.
Also attending the forum aside from Legarda were Finland President Tarja Halonen and U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
Legarda who holds the distinction of being the UN’s champion for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for the Asia Pacific shone among the delegates as she showed a clear grasp on the issues tackled in the meeting.
During the same meeting, Legarda who is the vice chairman of the Philippine delegation called on world leaders to adopt gender-sensitive and gender-responsive policies and programs.