Press Release
April 1, 2016


Independent vice-presidential contender Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero expressed his gratitude for the unrelenting support of the Filipino voters as he remained number one in the latest Pulse Asia survey, saying the results inspire him to work even harder to win their votes in the May 9 elections.

"I am grateful for the support of the voters, for staying with me despite the fact that we're running an election campaign with limited resources as opposed to the campaign war chest of my rivals," Escudero said.

The veteran legislator said survey results--whether they are going up or down--will continue to guide him in the remaining days of the campaign to drive home his message of "Gobyernong may Puso," which seeks rapid and inclusive growth, poverty alleviation, transparency and global competitiveness.

According to the Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN, Escudero still on the top spot in the vice-presidential race with Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The survey, which was conducted from March 15-20, showed that Escudero and Marcos were the top choice of 25 percent of the 4,000 respondents, with a margin of error of +/- 1.5 percent.

Camarines Sur Rep. Ma. Leonor Robredo came in second in 21 percent, while Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano was in third place with 14 percent. Sen. Gregorio Honasan only got five percent, while Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV had four percent.

The Pulse Asia survey results came amid a groundswell of support for Escudero's candidacy from various political figures and local leaders.

On Thursday, Escudero secured a major endorsement from one of Cebu province's most influential political figures: former Gov. Emilio "Lito" Osmeña.

Also included in the growing list of Escudero's endorsers are former Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong Duterte, the eldest son of presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte.

Escudero's vice-presidential bid is also supported by the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), the second largest political party in the country and has been part of the administration coalition headed by President Benigno Aquino III.

The veteran lawmaker also has the backing of the Kabalikat ng Bayan sa Kaunlaran Foundation or KABAKA Party of Manila mayoral candidate and incumbent Rep. Amado Bagatsing; 48 lawmakers and congressional candidates in the district and party-list ranks led by Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez; and Davao del Sur Gov. Claude Bautista.

Benitez, former Negros Occidental provincial chairman of the administration Liberal Party, promised to deliver at least 10 million votes for the Poe-Escudero tandem; while Bautista, the NPC provincial chair, said Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental fully support Escudero's candidacy.

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