DAVAO CITY, Philippines — When Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was asked to comment on the results of the May 2022 presidential seat survey which showed her in the lead among other possible contenders, she quipped “Covid19 might get me.”
Duterte-Carpio’s remark indicated uncertainty as to whether or not she will join the presidential race as the election date is still far away.
The mayor said she doesn’t know if she would still be around tomorrow as Covid19 might get her any time but everyone should be thankful to wake up every day as that alone is a blessing.
“2022 is still far away, but I don’t know if I can even be here in October because Covid19 might get me already. There isn’t anything definite in this time of a pandemic,” she said in her weekly radio program.
October marks the beginning of the filing for certificates of candidacy in the 2022 national elections.
Duterte-Carpio has garnered survey results showing a consistent lead over other expected presidential candidates.
Pulse Asia’s latest survey showed her on top at 27% while others were far behind.
Political analysts said that name recall has boosted the rankings of the mayor and other personalities in the recent pre-election surveys.
Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes said that most of the voting pre-election preference at this point has really been name recall and not so much with regard to their records because they have not in any way disseminated the records.
Duterte-Carpio has come out ahead of 13 probable presidential aspirants based on the latest pre-election survey by Pulse Asia, with her 27% voter preference.
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