MANILA, Philippines — Despite finishing fifth in the latest Pulse Asia pre-election poll, independent presidential…
Lacson relies on active, unspoken supporters rather than poll findings.
Senator Panfilo Lacson, a presidential hopeful, is depending on his “active and silent supporters,” despite a low performance in the latest Pulse Asia poll.
He said casting votes is “the ultimate display of support” from those “who sincerely believe in decent, honest administration” in a statement released on Tuesday.
“Rather than guessing, I think it’s best for me to just wait for the May 9 election results, which shouldn’t take too lengthy,” Lacson added.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. maintained his overwhelming lead with 56 percent of the vote, followed by Vice President Leni Robredo with 23 percent, Senator Manny Pacquiao with 7%, Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 4%, and Senator Panfilo Lacson with 2%, according to a Pulse Asia poll conducted April 16 to 21 using face-to-face interviews with 2,400 adults.
The poll includes registered voters as well as those who were “likely to vote.”
Lacson received no votes in Visayas and Mindanao, where he had previously received 2%.
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Lacson also encouraged the public to remain vigilant against the spread of Covid-19, as campaign rallies and mitigating de avance reached a climax this week.
“We’re ready to switch from pandemic to endemic mode.” meaning, parang ordinaryong flu na lamang ang trato, huwag nating kalimutan anytime, baka pasukin naman tayo at magkaroon ng panibagong surge),” Lacson said during a protest in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday.
He stated that the country must invest in research and development in order to prepare for future pandemics and to reduce reckless politicking.
He also emphasized the significance of maintaining social welfare data up to date at all times to guarantee that the intended recipients of government financial help receive their fair share and that the chaotic rollout of state-funded aid is prevented.
“Maski anong ganda ng intensyon ng mambabatas katulad namin, ang kaya naming gawin po may limitasyon.” Ang implementation nanggagaling sa Executive Department (There will always be limits to what we can do, no matter how excellent the intentions of legislators are.) The executive department is always in charge of implementation),” he explained.
Lacson promised to push for the creation of the Philippine Virology Science and Technology Institute, which will focus on researching novel viruses and creating vaccinations and other potential remedies.
In terms of resolving the pandemic’s economic impact, Lacson stated that he will emphasize the recovery of micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, which, according to statistics, were the hardest hit during the Covid-19 crisis.
Until May 15, Metro Manila and at least 88 additional localities will be under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 or “low-risk” status.