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PDP dominates race for council seats: XU survey

PDP-LABAN candidates continued to dominate in the results of the second and final survey of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s Kinaadman: University Research Office (Kuro) ahead of Monday’s elections.

From District 1, PDP-Laban candidates stand out in the race for the eight (per district) of the 16 seats in the city council. Of the 10 contenders with a statistical chance of winning, eight are from the ruling party and one each from Padayon Pilipino and Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).

Ranked from 1st-to-5th are (in alphabetical order based on surname) Roger Abaday, Romeo Calizo, Reuben Daba, Edna Dahino and Zaldy Ocon. All of them are in the PDP-Laban ticket led by reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno.

The first set of candidates ranked 1 to 5 are statistically tied, indicating that no one has a significant lead over the others and that any of the five can be in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th rank. The margin of error is at ± 4.5 percentage points with 95 percent confidence level.

In the 6th-to-10th spots are (in alphabetical order based on last name) Moreno Daba III, Mandangan Darimbang, George Goking, Jay Pascual and Lordan Suan. Darimbang is with PFP while Suan is with Padayon Pilipino. The rest are with PDP-Laban.

The second set of candidates ranked 6 to 10 are statistically tied, showing that no one has a significant lead over the others in the group and that any of them can be in the 6th to 10th position. The margin of error is at ± 4.3 percentage points with 95 percent confidence level.

The latest Kuro survey results also show that Padayon Pilipino’s Jose Pepe Jr., Ronald Acanas, and Alden Bacal who used to be part of the rank 8-13 group in the first survey are now Out of a Possible Top 8 Finish (OPTF).

Voters in the District 2 also prefer PDP-Laban bets in the city council. Of the 14 candidates with a statistical chance of winning, eight are running under PDP-Laban, four are from Padayon Pilipino, and two are from CDP.

In rank 1-7 are (in alphabetical order based on surname) Girlie Balaba, Edgar Cabanlas, Suzette Daba, Maria Lourdes Gaane, Teodulfo Lao Jr., Ian Mark Nacaya and Eric Salcedo, all with the PDP-Laban. This set of candidates ranked 1 to 7 are statistically tied, indicating that no one has a significant lead over the others and that any of the seven can be in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th rank. The margin of error is at ± 4.2 percentage points with 95 percent confidence level.

In the 8th-to-14th spots are (in alphabetical order based on last name) Dometilo Acenas (Padayon Pilipino), Alexander Dacer (Padayon Pilipino), Leon Gan Jr. (Padayon Pilipino), James Judith II (CDP), Ebod Melliza (PDP-Laban), Jocelyn Rodriguez (CDP), and Ramon Tabor (Padayon Pilipino). This set of candidates ranked 8 to 14 are statistically tied, showing that no one has a significant lead over the others in the group and that any of them can be in the 8thto 14th position. The margin of error is at ± 4.1 percentage points with 95 percent confidence level.

The latest Kuro survey results also reveal that the rank of Acenas and Tabor changed from rank 1-7 to rank 8-14, while Balaba and Suzette Daba who used to be part of rank 8-13 in the first survey are now up in rank 1-7. Melliza who was OPTF in the first survey now has a spot in rank 8-14 in the second survey.

A total of 49 candidates (26 from the 1st District and 23 from the 2nd District) are gunning for 16 coveted spots in the city council. (Source: XU Communications Office)

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