By Jennylou Canon


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte urged pollsters to remove her from presidential bet polls after topping the recent Pulse Asia survey on possible presidential candidates.

Sara Duterte said that the 2022 national elections is “farthest from the minds of many Filipinos” amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We focus, firmly, on how to survive the economic and humanitarian crisis still in front of us,” she stated.

“We continue to battle the effects of COVID-19 on our people and our country. Nevertheless, I respectfully suggest to survey organizations to remove my name from the choices,” she added.

Pulse Asia’s potential presidential candidates survey was topped by Sara Duterte with a 26% rating, followed by Senator Grace Poe and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., both with 14% rating.

They were followed with Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno with 12% rating, Senator Manny Pacquiao with 10% rating, and Vice President Leni Robredo with 8% rating who also spoke about the survey.

The survey was conducted on 2,400 respondents from November 23 to December 2, 2020, and had a margin of error of ± 2% at the 95% confidence level.