DAVAO CITY - Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the good performance of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) supported senatorial candidates in the March 2019 surveys is a strong indication that the candidates are effective in delivering the message of ‘positive change’, which is now being relentlessly pursued by the Duterte administration.
The latest Pulse Asia senatorial survey showed that 10 of 16 candidates who have a "statistical chance of winning" in the May elections are from HNP: Sen. Cynthia Villar at second place, Sen. Sonny Angara at the 3rd to 4th spot, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go (3rd to 5th place), and Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano (4th to 6th). For the 6th to 9th places, were Sen. Nancy Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance and former national police chief Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa of HNP followed by four other Hugpong candidates: former senator Ramon Revilla at 7th to 10 places, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos at 9th to 12th places, and former Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino and former senator Jinggoy Estrada, both at 10th to 16th places.
In a statement, Duterte-Carpio, who is also the chairman of the regional party HNP, also said they are pushing a different kind of campaigning, something that does not involve maligning or attacking other candidates.
“We think the voters agree with us,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio added the agenda of each of their candidates resonates well with the voters. She said their candidates truly value what the voters consider important to their lives and to the country.
“HNP officers and volunteers are humbled that all the sleepless nights, tiring long travels, arguments, fatigue, and obsessive brainstorming have resulted in something positive. But we cannot be happy until after the winners are proclaimed, so we shall continue to soar and fight until we succeed,” she said.