Oh, electorate: Revilla tops SWS survey

Despite years of voters’ education and politicians’ claims about how much smarter the electorate has become, it still boils down to some 53% of respondents on a Social Weather Stations survey inclined to re-elect Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., scourge of pervy doctors and the Metro Manila Film Fest.

Senator Manuel Lapid, harbinger of doom, also got 26% of the votes of 2,100 respondents, whose main criterion for choosing senators is apparently that they do nothing. If elections were held today, Lapid could get the 10th of 12 contested Senate seats.

On the other hand, if elections were held today, there would be a failure of elections since the polling machines aren’t up yet. So, there’s that, at least.

5 Comments

  1. We should look past his enthusiasm in the Hayden Kho brouhaha and his being an actor and check how many he has *passed into law*, Here are a few of his 76 laws 😉

    Rent control act
    Minimum wage tax exemption act
    Anti-child pornography act
    Bio fuels act

    Some people feel they are a “thinking” voter if they automatically dismiss actors running for public position. Well, just like any other candidates, celebrities should be scrutinized indiscriminately.

  2. We should look past his enthusiasm in the Hayden Kho brouhaha and his being an actor and check how many he has *passed into law*, Here are a few of his 76 laws 😉

    Rent control act
    Minimum wage tax exemption act
    Anti-child pornography act
    Bio fuels act

    Some people feel they are a \"thinking\" voter if they automatically dismiss actors running for public position. Well, just like any other candidates, celebrities should be scrutinized indiscriminately.

  3. ^
    Was he author, co-author of the bills? Did he attend the committee hearings on them?
    Or did he just stick his name on there and let other senators do the work?

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