• Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp urged other candidates not to celebrate this early
  • The May 9 polls is not yet over, thus things remain unpredictable until the final day
  • Binay’s camp claims it will be a tight race until Election Day

‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over,’ so goes the saying which was exactly the message of  Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp to other candidates as they urged them not to celebrate yet.

The message was issued amid the rise in the surveys of other presidentiables, an article written by Amita Legaspi on GMA News stated.

Lawyer Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesperson, said in a statement which was quoted in the article: “To the other candidates: Do not celebrate yet, good things are about to happen, Binay is coming.”

In stating this, Quicho said “it will be a tight race all the way to Election Day.”

According to the lawyer, the surveys do not capture the intense ground campaigning by the Vice President’s core supporters and parallel groups nationwide.

These efforts have intensified after April 29 which was the last day of the surveys. The final visibility push this week via motorcades, house to house campaign and sectoral events like the Indigenous People’s summit for Binay in Cagayan de Oro last Tuesday showed the winning path for the Vice President,” he was quoted saying.

As such, Quicho noted Binay’s determination and composure energizes their ground troops “who are pounding the streets and knocking on doors as we speak.”

The spokesperson likewise echoed Binay’s optimism that history will repeat itself as he recalled what transpired in 2010 when he won the vice presidency even though being left behind in the surveys.

Quicho said this election will be won on the ground on election day as he urged all voters to cast their votes earlier on May 9.

Based on the Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN, one in three Filipinos, or 33 percent, picked Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the country’s next leader.

Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas came in second at 22 percent, which is two points better than his rating in the previous survey, making him statistically tied with Senator Grace Poe, who hauled 21 percent, a one-point drop from her previous survey rating.

Meanwhile, Binay remained at fourth spot with a 17 percent rating, which is one point lower than his rating from the previous survey.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago rounded up the list with a slim 2 percent.