Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
2007 National Elections Survey Report
As of 7:17 p.m. of April 30, 2007
- 182 people responded to the survey.
- Out of 182 respondents, 92 are male and 90 are female.
- Out of 182 respondents, 17 are below 20 years old, 57 are between 20-29 years old, 44 are between 30-39 years old, 37 are between 40 to 49 years old and 25 are above 50 years old.
- Out of 182 respondents, 50 or 27% know the exact number of candidates running for Senate, 82 or 45% gave the wrong answer, 23 did not know and 27 did not answer.
- Out of 182, only 11 or 6% respondents didn’t know when the elections will be held but 171 or 94% of the respondents knew the exact date.
Will vote this elections
Knows their precinct
77 out of 80 respondents answered.
- 46 out of 72 or 64% vote every elections. 26 or 36% don’t.
Total of 807 choices
- 120 out of 169 or 71% people said they consistently vote every elections.
The Top 12 Senatorial Candidates
Alan Peter Cayetano
Juan Miguel Zubiri
Selected comments on why they chose these candidates:
- I like their platforms.
- Proven track record. A nobility of character. A good sense of "nation". Familiarity with the laws of the land. No major mistakes in the past.
- Among all the candidates, I think that they have manifested the qualities that I believe will address the concern of the diff[erent] sectors in our society. They also have the capability of puting into law and policies the ways in which to address the issues.
- I believe in their competence and integrity in their public service.
- Gut feeling.
- They have their own mind. Not easily swayed by the opposition nor the administration. Silent workers. Not much fanfare. Might give new hope.
- They look promising (not trapo).
- These people could be trusted, and for me may perhaps bring back the Philippines to its old glory.
- They have good track record[s], [are] educationally qualified and have good family background[s].
- Actually I would've chosen only 6 or maybe less, but the survey asked for 12...so I just chose those people who I think WOULD win.
- They all have good track records, and have achieved a lot. Based on what I read in the papers and see on TV, I also think they all have good plans and platforms for the country.
- They seem to be the only ones who can save the Philippines from its downward spiral.
- They seem to be the most apolitical of all. The rest are just downright annoying. All talk, no visible action, typical Filipino politicians.
- I find it difficult to select 12. I don't trust any one of them. I don't believe they would really like to serve the public, they want to be the "bosses."
- Family background, educational background, achievements, platform, family ties.
- I look at the way they speak, the way they live, and if the words coming out of their mouths make sense.
- Primarily for their values, as evidenced by previous behavior. Secondarily, for the capacity for independent thought and critical thinking. Thirdly, for representation of the minority view (e.g. women, military) for plurality of thought.
- They can morally uplift the Filipino people.
- I based my decision on their political background, what they have done so far during their tenure in office (for reelectionists) or in their capacity as private citizens, what they have stood for, their platforms and their stand on the current issues hounding the country.
- Various reasons. Change of the old guard. Record. Introducing an 'outsider' into the Senate. But honestly, it was very very difficult to choose 12. I was only certain of 4.
The 12 Worst Senatorial Candidates
Vicente Sotto III
Antonio Trillanes IV
Selected comments on why they said these candidates were the worst:
- I'm not even sure if they will do their basic job of legislation if they get elected. If they are not trapos, they are either comedians or rebels.
- I am not very convinced by their motivation for running in this elections.
- They're evil!
- All talk and no action.
- Very poor credibility, trapo.
- I don't know some, and others... I don't believe in their competence and integrity in public service.
- Dubious track record. Puppets of people in power. Unskilled and unknowledgeable in making laws. Passion and willingness to serve is not sufficient to elect someone to office—if it is then almost everyone can be a lawmaker!
- They are either nuisance candidates, or have not shown good track record in the past (for re-electionists), or clearly contradict themselves during their speeches. Solely interested in serving for self serving reasons.
- Nuisance candidates; unprincipled; corrupt; anti-poor; personal interest.
- Because they are there to promote /protect only their personal interests; mga SALOT sila sa gov't; the movie actors should also just focus on their craft rather than meddle in government affairs; they have no business being in government because that is not their expertise; they should not ride on their popularity to win the votes of the "masa"; kawawa naman tayong mga Pilipino because we've seen it in the performance of their kapwa artista.
- Some of them are highly UNqualified and some of them I just hate.
- Turncoatism, lack of clear political platforms, vague campaign ads, lack of principle, lack of delicadeza, among others.
- Who are these people???? What business do they have in politics????!!!
- Showbiz people should NEVER run for Senate. I'm also very weary of people who switch from one party to another.
- The first lot are actors, I even don't [know] why there isn't any law prohibiting this background. The second lot are just pure trash, obviously crooks. It unbelievable that the Comelec allow[s] these people as candidates. These guys have been involved in so many crimes, proven or not proven, the patterns are there. Trillanes! the guy is a freakin’ mutineer! He should be hanged! Not running for an election.
- At the end of the day, this sums it up.
1. Cost to Campaign (X Millions)
2. Income (Legal Sources - Negligible)
3. Income (Illegal Sources - Unimaginable)
- They are either actors, convicts, criminals or outright corrupt people who so obviously want to be in power for their own interests, not the good of the Filipinos.
- These people have shown that they are interested only in their own vested interests; they do not respect laws nor the sensibilities of the Filipino people.