Joy Belmonte still top choice in QC

QUEZON City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte remains the top choice of residents to be the next Mayor of the City.

This was based on the latest survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMDI.).

Results of the survey showed that Belmote got 62% votes or 26% higher compared to the vote gathered by other mayoral candidate QC Representative Bingbomg Crisologo who only had 36% votes while another contender, Representative Chuck Mathay, got 1%.

More than 8,000 registered QC-voters participated in the survey done by RPMDI from April 1 to April 8.

In response to the positive result of the survey, Belmonte immediately thanked the residents for their undying support to her candidacy.

“I am really grateful that our constituents continuously entrust their support to me and to my leadership. I am happy with the survey because it means that voters in Quezon City agree with my platform to bring inclusive development for all in the city,” Belmonte said.

Belmonte is running for mayor of Quezon City with the slogan: Kasama Ka Sa Pag-unlad.

In line with this, Belmonte reminded the residents to vote wisely and intelligently and asked them to know the background of each candidate before voting for them in any government position.

“I always say in my speeches to look for 3P’s in every candidate -- personality, platform, and performance — based on their track record. Just look into those and I assure you that your choice will never go wrong, stay critical of everything you read, and of everything being told to you especially in campaign speeches. Do not be easily swayed by unrealistic promises and black propaganda. Always research first, especially it’s very accessible now on the internet,” Belmonte explained.

It can be recalled that Belmonte topped the three surveys conducted by RPMDI.

In the survey conducted on March 1-10, 2019, Belmonte got 75 % votes of 3,500 registered voters followed by Crisologo who got 24 % and Mathay with one percent.

In the February 1-10 survey conducted by the same agency and participated in by 2,500 registered voters, Belmonte led with 72% votes followed by Crisologo with 18 percent votes and Mathay with 3 percent votes.

Aside from the survey conducted by RPMDI, Belmonte also became the top choice of 1,800 registered voters who participated in the survey undertaken by the PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. from November 16-20, 2018.

On the survey, Belmonte got 59% votes while Crisologo was favored by 17% voters.

The participants claimed that they wanted a younger leader with enough ability and knowledge like Belmonte to lead the city.

“I’m very thankful to God and to our constituents for this positive response. We have a long way to go, but I am confident that my call for better governance and inclusive development will be heard loud and clear,” Belmonte said.

Belmonte is on her third and last term as vice mayor and is said to be the one who can really bring change, progress and improvement to the city.