Press Release
April 19, 2016

Drilon 'thankful, inspired' by frontrunner status in senatorial race

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon once again emerged first in the latest Pulse Asia and ABS-CBN survey where he received 51.6 percent among senatorial candidates the public would vote for.

Drilon, a re-electionist candidate running under the Liberal Party, said that he is "more excited and inspired" to work in the Senate at the 17th Congress and serve the public.

"I am very humbled by very positive response of the public to our bid to continue working on laws that will improve our government and uplift our people," Drilon said.

Drilon has consistently topped senatorial race surveys by both the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia for over a month now.

The Pulse Asia survey, conducted last April 5 to 10, 2016, is the latest poll to confirm Drilon's frontrunner status in the senatorial race.

In the latest survey, Drilon's score increased by 2.7 percent from 48.9 percent during the March 29 to April 3 survey.

Drilon has also held the top spot in the senatorial surveys conducted by the SWS for over a month, with Drilon getting 45 percent in the March 30 to April 2 survey.

The four-time Senate President attributed his frontrunner status to the "recognition of our electorate to the meaningful laws we have pushed throughout the years such as the Sin Tax Reform Law, and the programs we have championed, such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Philhealth program."

"I am glad that the public was able to see our hard work at the Senate as Senate President, and that they are putting us first in their list of who to vote for this May 9," Drilon said.

Drilon then said that in the upcoming Congress he intends to repay the public's trust and support by working on priority legislation most sought by the people, such as income tax reform, the Salary Standardization Law IV and the institutionalization and expansion of the 4Ps.

"I vow to work even harder in the next Congress to push the public's most important concerns and interests and fight for laws that will positively affect and help Filipinos in their daily lives," Drilon concluded.

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