By Chito Chavez
Quezon City Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte overwhelmingly topped the mayoral survey released over her rivals in a survey administered by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMDinc).
Dubbed as the “Halalan 2019 NCR Survey’’, Belmonte garnered a 75 percent votes compared to the 24 percent and one percent votes obtained respectively by Congressman Vincent “Bingbong’’ Crisologo and former Rep. Chuck Mathay.
This was based on the non-commissioned survey dated March 1-10, 2019.
With the positive result of the survey, Belmonte vowed to shun corruption and work earnestly to serve the people of Quezon City if she gets elected as mayor.
“I thank the voters who participated in the poll who placed their utmost trust and support in me. I am now more encouraged to reach out and express my platforms to the people so that they will know that all I am aiming for is the betterment of our city, the welfare of every citizen, and the programs that will uplift the lives of residents of Quezon City,” said Belmonte.
She also cited on how the survey was conducted where young candidates were favored by most of the registered voters, saying that young leaders have the greater capacity to think out of the box and formulate innovative solutions for both old problems and new challenges in local government.
“I think young leaders are more open to resort to unconventional ways to solve problems, and I think that’s necessary especially since these challenges evolve very quickly. The demographic we are serving is also changing very fast, and I want to tailor-fit some of my programs to serve the younger generations, being relatively young myself. Being quick and adaptable is an edge,” she added.
Meanwhile, in Manila, former vice mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso was also leading for the top post with 42 percent against incumbent Mayor Joseph Estrada who got 30 percent and former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim with 20 percent voter preference.
Mar-len Abigail Binay of Makati City, Imelda Calixto-Rubiano of Pasay City, Lino Cayetano of Taguig City and Robert “Bobby” Eusebio of Pasig City would also win if the elections were held today against their respective opponents who are Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr., Sharon Cuneta’s brother, Chet Cuneta; Taguig-Pateros Rep. Arnel Cerafica, and Vico Sotto.