What if Tito Sotto is the only one that can stop Sara Duterte from winning? – #BotongPinoy2022
According to pre-election surveys, Davao City Sara Duterte-Carpio remains comfortably ahead in the vice presidential race. A poll conducted by the RP-Mission and Developmen Foundation from January 22 to 30, 2022, for example, shows that Duterte-Carpio received the support of 52% of respondents. Her huge lead mirrors the continuing dominance of her running-mate former Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in the presidential race.
Duterte-Carpio’s nearest competitor is Senate President Vicente Sotto III who got the support of 36%. Senator Francis Pangilinan is at a distant third place with just 6%. Sotto is the running-mate of Senator Panfilo Lacson while Pangilinan is running under Vice President Leni Robredo. Curiously, it appears that Sotto is getting significant support from voters who are not leaning toward Lacson. On the other hand, Pangilinan is not getting all the support Robredo is getting.
This is not to say that Sotto’s atrocious legislative record atrocious will already be forgotten, including his steadfast opposition to the reproductive health law and the proposed anti-discrimination benefiting lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders. However, if the choice is between him and Duterte-Carpio, then it may be necessary to set aside past battles for now to defeat the monsters that pose an existential threat to the nation’s survival.