MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe has expressed elation after topping a survey on the presidential candidates that have the most qualities of a leader
According to the Veritas Truth Survey on Servant Leadership qualities of the 2016 presidential candidates, Poe has been viewed by most Filipinos to have the qualities of a servant leader after topping 9 out of 10 qualities of a servant leader and with an over-all percentage of 59 percent.
”Poe is overwhelmed by the result of this survey where 59 percent of respondents said she is the best public servant among the 2016 contenders,” Poe’s spokesman Rex Gatchalian said in a press statement on Wednesday.
Gatchalian, a reelectionist mayor of Valenzuela City, said Poe was thankful to our public for appreciating the brand of service she put in her work as a legislator and servant of the people.
”This very same zeal and dedication is what she intends to bring to the governing table if given the chance to serve as Chief Executive of the country,” Gatchalian said.
”Every waking hour she will use to uplift the lives of the 26 million Filipinos living in poverty and looking for employment. If given the chance to hold the helm of the nation, Sen. Poe’s ‘Gobyernong may Puso’ will look for solutions to once and for all end poverty and unemployment, the root causes of our other social ills like drugs and crime,” he added.
Poe was followed by Santiago of the People’s Reform Party who has been consistently ranked 2nd in half of the given traits and had an over-all percentage of 51 percent.
The nationwide survey on voters’ perception of the servant qualities of the candidates for the highest post of the land held by the Church-run radio station from February to March among 1,200 respondents.
The people were asked to rank the five presidential candidates based on the ten qualities of a servant leader (listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of the people, and building community).
Fr. Anton Pascual, Radio Veritas President said the survey was conducted to know if candidates for the coming election possess qualities of a servant leader based on the points of view of the voting public and to assess how such qualities would affect voters’ decisions.
Tied on third spot were the standard bearer of PDP-Laban Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Liberal Party (LP) bet, former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel Roxas II with 44 percent.
Vice President Jejomar Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) ranked last in half of the given traits and has obtained an over-all percentage of 41 percent of the respondents. Jelly Musico/PNA/northboundasia.com