Press Release
May 5, 2016


Sen. Grace Poe remains the most trusted presidential candidate, according to the latest The Standard Poll.

Poe got a majority trust rating of 54 percent in the nationwide survey conducted from April 27 to May 1 by The Standard's resident pollster, Laylo. This is the highest trust rating garnered by Poe since the campaign started in January.

The senator has also consistently topped the trust survey since September 2015, the month she declared her presidential bid anchored on genuine inclusive growth, global competitiveness and transparency in government.

"Ang hinahanap natin ngayon ay isang lider na masasandalan, na makakapagbigay sa atin ng inspirasyon, na maiaahon tayo sa kahirapan. Hindi po iisa lamang ang problema ng ating bayan," Poe said in a press conference in Makati today.

The lone independent presidential candidate said her "Gobyernong May Puso" will address the biggest problems of the country--poverty, unemployment and crime.

Poe also assured that her government is something Filipinos can be truly proud of.

"Gusto natin ligtas tayo, pero higit sa lahat, gusto natin na ang ating pamilya ay masagana; na ang ating pamilya ay nabibigyan natin ng pangangailangan nito; at higit sa lahat, gusto natin ng isang gobyernong ikararangal natin," she said.

Five days before the May 9 elections, she once again urged voters to choose leaders who have integrity and who can inspire, instead of threaten, people into action.

"Sa aking pag-iikot, nangingibabaw pa rin sa bawat Pilipino ang respeto sa isa't isa. Kaya naman hinihiling ko sa inyong lahat na sana ang namumuno sa atin ang siyang magbibigay ng pag-asa at tamang ehemplo," she said.

Poe was recently chosen by 59 percent of 1,200 respondents in the Veritas Truth Survey, which sought to assess Filipinos' perception of all presidential candidates' servant leadership qualities.

The Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas asked respondents to rank the candidates based on 10 qualities of a servant leader: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of the people, and building community.

Poe landed on the top spot in 9 out of 10 qualities of a servant leader.

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