MY BIG MOUTH by Ramon Tulfo
Pulse Asia Research, Inc., has just come out today with their latest survey for the May 2019 Senatorial Elections. It is the big buzz in the local online world.
I was surprised that my name was in the seventeenth place. The survey showed that although only 81% of those interviewed were aware of me as a possible senatorial candidate, 27.1% said they would vote for me.
That put me in the 14 to 21 rank, within striking distance of the Circle of 12.
I am flattered, but I have no interest in entering politics. It is good to know that many people trust my good name.
But what is in a name?
Names have a certain power. This is very true in politics, where big names are the ones we remember.
Info graphics from Pulse Asia Reasearch, Inc.
Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito are those who carry the name of Joseph "Erap" Estrada in the Senate.
Jinggoy introduced the Batas Kasambahay, which promoted standards, privileges, and rights for domestic workers. JV, on the other hand, was one of the authors of the Free Higher Education for All Act.
Even if they walk in the halls of power, they still carry with them the streetwise charisma that is the hallmark of the Estrada name.
The tale of the tape in the Pulse Asia Survey says it all. The Estradas are the ones to beat.
It is the same for Grace Poe, who carries the name of the great Fernando Poe, Jr. She is currently at the top of the survey.
Grace is known for her very active participation in various committees.
Her star power is inherited from her legendary father, FPJ.
Sara Duterte is also one of the names to beat. She is not only the President's Daughter, she is the first woman mayor of Davao.
Her fearlessness is no surprise. She is, after all, a Duterte.
These are the persons and names who are big in the survey, and with good reason. Their popularity is a testament to their influence and their values.
Again, thank you all for your trust in me. Let us all work together and help each other.
Remember, if you're in trouble, Isumbong mo kay Tulfo!