SENATOR Alan Cayetano leads the pack of senatoriables in the 2013 national elections in the latest Campus Paper Survey with a rating of 67.6 percent.
Cayetano showed a 10.8 percent lead over fellow Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero who garnered a score of 56.8 percent.
“The students surveyed were looking for a candidate who best represent the issues concerning them. In this case, it was education,” said Lloyd Luna, publisher of Campus Paper. “They see Senator Alan as an idealist and as a gentleman.”
Cayetano is currently running for reelection with the aim of addressing issues related to PTK: Presyo, Trabaho, Kita.
One of his main goals is to lower the prices of goods and services in the country to enable students and their families to afford paying for tuition fees, transportation to school and other education-related expenses.
Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri was ranked third at 48 percent followed by Senator Loren Legarda (46.6 percent), Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino (42.6 percent), Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr. (42.4 percent), Ma. Lourdes “Nancy” Binay (40 percent), Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV (40 percent), Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito Estrada (39.2 percent), Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (38.6 percent), Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (37.4 percent), and Richard “Dick” Gordon (36.6 percent).
In the same survey, students were asked to choose the issues that they want the senators to represent. Education got 57.6 percent, health got 51%, environment got 48.8 percent, economy got 46.2 percent, and peace and order got 44.8 percent.
The on-the-spot survey was conducted in De la Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Adamson University, Arellano University, St. Paul University, Mapua Institute of Technology, and University of Makati from November to December 2012 with 500 respondents.