Incumbent Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appeared to be the first choice of Davaoeños for presidency in 2016 in the latest City-wide Social Survey (Series 3) result, which was presented yesterday at the Ateneo de Davao University’s Finster Auditorium.
While Duterte earned a 98.1 % satisfaction rating for his governance in the city, 72.2% of the respondents also preferred him in the list of presidentiables. He was followed by Grace Poe with 48.4%, Jejomar Binay with 42.1%, Mar Roxas with 24.3% and Chiz Escudero with 8.1%.
Eduardo Lape Jr., a fourth year AB Political Science student who attended the said research dissemination, said he would support Duterte if the mayor chooses to run for the highest position in the government.
“Most definitely, I will vote for him. We have seen that we have a peaceful and orderly Davao. I believe that our mayor is also capable in bringing it in the whole country as well,” he said.
The city-wide survey was conducted May of this year under the office of the University Research Council (URC) and Social Research Training and Development Office (SRTDO) of the University.
The survey also covered issues on household amenities and facilities, health, labor and employment, financial situation, environment, peace and order, social inequality, governance, happiness and current events.
The result of the survey was presented by STRDO OIC Dr. Christine S. Diaz, Ateneo Migration Center Director Mildred Estanda, and Sociology Department faculty member Vanessa Sobrejuanite.
Meanwhile, private firms, Local Government Units (LGUs), barangay officials, religious organizations, faculty and students attended the said event.