Erap overtakes Villar, Binay edges Loren – poll
Posted by akosistella on May 3, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada has overtaken Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. to take second place in the presidential race, according to the latest Manila Standard Today (MST) pre-election survey.
The survey, which interviewed 2,500 registered voters nationwide from April 25-27, showed Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in the lead with 38%, which is 16 percentage points above Estrada’s rating of 22%. Villar was in 3rd place with 20%.
According to MST resident pollster Pedro Laylo, the negative attacks on Villar have taken a toll on his survey performance.
THE survey results: Estrada overtakes Villar; negative attacks take toll
Erap willing to join People Power revolt if elections are rigged
Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard-bearer former President Joseph Estrada, who was ousted through a mass public uprising in 2001, expressed his willingness to join another People Power revolt if May polls results are discovered to be rigged.
Estrada, who was convicted of plunder, said he will join hands “join hands” in another mass uprising with Liberal Party presidential bet Senator Benigno Aquino III should massive cheating attempt to manipulate the results of the coming elections.
“If there will be cheating, I’ll be joining hands with him [Aquino] to protect the sovereign will of the people… We can have this People Power again if there is glaring cheating or manipulation of the election,” the former president said in a press briefing on Monday.