Nograles tops Davao's congressional race for the 1st district : survey

May 1, 2013 12:58 am 

DAVAO CITY, April 30 –- If results of the two local surveys conducted by research groups of two universities here are accurate, reelectionist Karlo Alexei Nograles is the likely winner for the congressional race of the city’s first district.

Nograles, who is running without partymates under National United Party (NUP), took the lead in the two surveys from former Vice Mayor Luis Bonguyan, who has the backing of the influential Duterte family.

In the recent survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion of the University of Mindanao Research and Publication Center (UMRPC) of the University of Mindanao here, he left Bonguyan with a wide margin after getting a huge 67 percent approval rating against Bonguyan’s 29 percent.

In last week’s survey conducted by the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) community dubbed "Blue Vote 2013" program, Nograles got 58.7 percent in face-to-face interviews and 38.7 percent in an online survey while Bonguyan got 22.3 percent in face-to-face interviews and 26.2 percent in the online survey.

But in the second district congressional derby, it is expected to be a tight race between incumbent Rep. Mylene Garcia and businesswoman Joji Ilagan-Bian.

In the UM survey, Garcia got 49 percent up from Bian’s 41 percent while in the Ateneo survey, Bian was leading with 28.8 percent in the online survey against Garcia’s 19.2 percent but Garcia pulled away in the face-to-face interviews with 45.3 percent against Bian’s 18.6 percent.

Rep. Isidro Ungab is running unopposed in the third district just like Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and councilor Paolo Duterte for the mayoral and vice mayoral race.

All of Duterte’s partymates in Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (People’s Party of Davao City) also made it to the city council race in three districts.

Combacking councilors Bonifacio Militar and Mabel Acosta made it to the two top spots in the first district followed by councilors Leah Librado, Dumoy Barangay Captain Jessie Culaste, councilor Melchor Quitain, former councilor Leonardo Avila, lawyer Emmanuel Galicia Jr., Rey Camingawan, and councilor Edgar Ibuyan.

In the second district, those who made it to the top 8 are councilors Jimmy Dureza, Al Ryan Alejandre, Louie John Bonguyan, April Dayap, Tomasing Monteverde, Malyn Cabling, Diosdado Mahipus, and Maris Salvador-Abella.

While in the third district, Bernie Al-ag kept his top spot followed by Victorio Advincula. Sr., Karlo Bello, Myrna Dalodo Ortiz, Joselle Villafuerte, Rene Elias Lopez, Allan Dolor, and Rachel Zozobrado. (PNA)

PDS/ASA/JUDY G. QUIROS/LDP

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