By DateLine Philippines
Buoyed up by a recent survey result showing him in number two spot, the highest he has gotten so far in various surveys, administration candidate Gilbert Teodoro vowed to stay on the presidential number and achieve the number one spot until election day.
“Sabi ko sa’yo hindi ako titigl hangga’t hindi ako number one. Ngayon number two na [I told you I will not stop until I’m number one. Now, I am already number two],” Teodoro told reporters Friday in an interview.
Asked if he can make it to the top spot until the May elections, he said, “Syempre, syempre, kayang-kaya [Of course, of course. Easy to do],” he said.
A survey by the Campaign and Images Group, which was commissioned by foreign-based companies in the country, showed the Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrats standard-bearer in second place with a 24% score, behind Senator Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party, who got 31%.
Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III placed third with 20%, while former President Joseph Estrada was in fourth spot with 13%.
The survey, which ended on March 7, was conducted with more than 5,000 respondents across the country.
Campaigns and Images Group was commissioned by United States-based and United Kingdom-based companies in the country to perform the poll survey.
Teodoro has consistently placed fourth in the surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations, although his score has been improving by a few percentage points.
Teodoro said he would be coming out with television ads soon to help shore up his rating. He said he would be shooting for an ad on Saturday, but would not disclose the details.
“Basta walang love scene dun [All I can say is, it has no love scene],” he quipped.