2022 Philippine Elections

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: After dropping survey points in Luzon, Marcos stops by Mimaropa and Calabarzon

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: After dropping survey points in Luzon, Marcos stops by Mimaropa and Calabarzon

CALABARZON LEG. Presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. returns to Batangas a fourth time to court the vote-rich Calabarzon during a rally in Lipa on April 20, 2022 with Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas.

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Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will visit Mindoro morning Wednesday, April 20, before heading to Batangas in the late afternoon for a grand rally with his vice presidential bet Sara Duterte.

These stops follow the front runner dropping four points in Balance Luzon in the March survey of Pulse Asia.

Marcos will be in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro in the morning, and then in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro after lunch.

Duterte, on the other hand, will be making several stops in Batangas before meeting Marcos in Lipa at 4:30 pm for a grand rally. This is Marcos’ fourth return to Batangas, a province of 1.8 million voters and where Vice President Leni Robredo won by a margin of 253,000 in 2016.

Marcos and Duterte will continue their Calabarzon leg Thursday, April 21, in Laguna, a province of 2 million voters. Marcos won Laguna by a margin of 50,000 in 2016. The Uniteam is scheduled for a 6pm grand rally in Biñan.


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Mimaropa, Calabarzon crucial spots

Mindoro and Batangas are strategic spots, consistent to the strategy of Marcos to consolidate his votes in Luzon, making up more than half of total national voter population. In Balance Luzon, Marcos dropped four points in the March Pulse Asia survey, while Vice President Leni Robredo gained her biggest increase of 14 points here.

Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, both of which Marcos will visit, have a combined 877,550 voters. The entire region of Mimaropa only has 1.99 million voters, but Robredo won the region in 2016. In the latest Pulse Asia survey, Marcos dropped 8 points in Mimaropa, while Robredo gained 20 points. Marcos is still ahead however at 51-27.

Calabarzon too is crucial, being the top vote-rich region with a total voter population of 9.1 million. In the March survey of Pulse Asia, Marcos dropped 13 points here. This development made him and Robredo statistically tied in the region at 38-37.

The Marcos numbers dipped even though three governors in the region vowed to support him – Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas, Jonvic Remulla of Cavite and Danilo Suarez of Quezon.