By NITZ ARANCON
XAVIER University’s Kinaadman Research Center yesterday released the results of its survey showing the leading candidates for national and local positions.
The results show that in Cagayan de Oro, the top candidates are Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for president, ex-mayor Vicente Emano for mayor and his running mate Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, reelectionist congressman Rolando Uy of the 1st District, congressional candidate Councilor Ramon Tabor in the 2nd District, reelectionist councilors Zaldy Ocon in the 1st District, and Dometilo Acenas and Nadya Elipe in the 2nd District.
For vice president, it’s a tie between senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Ferdinand Marcos Jr..
Results of the survey showed Emano with 31.75 percent, Mayor Oscar Moreno with 30.50 percent, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the 2nd District with 25.75 percent, and Eric Saarenas with 0.13 percent.
Dr. Astrid Sinco, Kinaadman Research coordinator, said the survey results show it was a “three-way statistical tie” among Emano, Moreno and Rodriguez.
Sinco also revealed that 11.88 percent were still undecided as far as the mayoral race is concerned.
Kinaadman’s survey, conducted from March 12 to March 16 involved 800 respondents in the city’s two districts. The survey’s margin of error is 3.2 percent.
The survey results also showed Vice Mayor Acenas as the preferred candidate with 42.75 percent.
Moreno’s running mate Rainier Joaquin Uy was poor second at 27.25 percent while Rodriguez’s running mate Councilor Roger Abaday had 17 percent. Thirteen percent were undecided.
But Uy’s congressman father Rolando is leading in the congressional race in the 1st District with 48.94 percent while his challenger Councilor Lourdes Darimbang trailed behind at 45.77 percent.
Sinco said the results showed that it’s a statistical tie between Uy and Darimbang. In the 1st District congressional race, 5.29 percent remained undecided voters.
In the 2nd District, Councilor Tabor is leading with 36.02 percent, followed by Abante Mindanao Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. with 35.80 percent, ex-councilor Edgar Cabanlas with 16.11 percent, lawyer Evangeline Carrasco with 1.18 percent, and Chito Fernandez with 0.47 percent. Sinco said 10.43 percent were undecided.
Meanwhile, Councilor Ocon topped the survey in the 1st District with 5.42 percent while councilors Acenas and Nadya Elipe both received 4.65 percent in the 2nd District.
Ocon was followed in the 1st District by Councilor Annie Daba (5.36 percent), former councilor Simeon Licayan (3.74 percent), George Goking (3.70 percent), Romeo Calizo (3.67 percent), Inday Dahino (3.54 percent);
Jose Pepe Abbu (3.51 percent), Alvin Calingin (3.51 percent), Perdo Balite (3.31 percent), Marlyn Lagumen (3.27 percent), Reuben Daba (3.24 percent);
Lordan Suan (3.21 percent), Hilario Raagas (3.01), Alfredo Carcosa (2.88 percent), Dondon Allorin (2.71 percent), Gil Banaag (2.71 percent);
Jay Pascual (2.31 percent), Al Legaspi (1.98 percent), Roque Marvan (1.98 percent), Elmer dela Rosa (1.58 percent), Rhona Canoy (1.29 percent);
Meneleo Navarro (1.29 percent), Alex Abellera (1.26 percent), Ronie Waniwan (1.22 percent), Dures Tagayuna (1.09 percent), Narcissus Tan (0.69 percent);
Willian Guialani (0.40 percent), Nicolas Ello (0.36 percent), Jojo Baes (0.17 percent), Benie Melinda (0.17 percent), Astrid Bana (0.10 percent), and Tito Mora (0.10 percent).
Sinco said 27.28 percent of the respondents in the 1st District were undecided when it comes to the race for city council seats.
In 2nd District, councilors Acenas and Emano-Elipe were followed by Ian Nacaya (4.38 percent), Leon Gan (3.76 percent), James Judith (3.61 percent), Teodulfo Lao (3.50 percent), Enrico Salcedo (3.14 percent);
Aaron Neri (2.64 percent), Omar Labuntog (2.61 percent), Suzzette Magtajas (2.58 percent), Joebert Agcrogra (2.49 percent), Condrad Lim (2.49 percent);
Filipino Amoguis (2.31 percent), Roger Villazorda (2.16 percent), Adonis Gumahad (2.04 percent), Oscar Musni (1.95 percent), Norris Babiera (1.93 percent);
Kit Paasa (1.90 percent), Malou Gaane (1.84 percent), Josefina Bacal (1.78 percent), Celing Pacana (1.78 percent), Ermin Pimentel (1.63 percent);
Dale Mordeno (1.54 percent), Richard Baban (1.51 percent), Marvin Beja (0.95 percent), Roland Yacapin (0.33 percent), Monching Roa (0.27 percent), Jenny Ramos (0.06 percent), and Bert Omelig (0.00).
Sinco said 35.54 percent of the respondents were undecided.
In the presidential race, Duterte is leading with 47.50 percent, followed by Sen. Grace Poe (19.13 percent), Vice President Jejomar Binay (16.38 percent), former Interior secretary Manuel Roxas (12.25 percent), and Sen. Miriam Santiago (0.13 percent).
The survey results showed that 4.62 percent were undecided on the presidential race.
It’s a tie between senators Cayetano and Marcos at 21.12 percent for the vice presidency, followed by Sen. Francis Escudero (21 percent), Rep. Lenie Robredo (16.88 percent), Sen. Antonio Trillanes (7 percent) and Sen. Gringo Honasan (5.62 percent). Kinaadman said 7.25 percent were undecided.