Militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today hit the latest survey conducted by ABS-CBN and Pulse Asia that placed Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas in second place, with 20 percentage points. It is close to impossible that Roxas, a consistent flop in voter preference surveys, would jump to second place.

“This latest survey result is an obvious prelude to what could unfold as the biggest electoral fraud in the history of Philippine presidential elections,” says KMP chairperson Rafael Mariano.

“We call on all Filipinos to remain steadfast and vigilant. Should Malacanang and the Liberal Party lead a ‘Hocus PCOS’ on May 9 and instigate a massive electoral fraud to desperately make Mar Roxas win the polls, the people should be ready to join nationwide protests that could escalate into another People Power uprising.”

Mariano said the survey result released merely days before the May 9 presidential elections is a blatant ‘public conditioning’ and ‘trending’ that Mar Roxas could lead the polls when in fact the electorate has long rejected him and his ‘Daang Matuwid’ platform that is no more than just a repeat and continuation of Aquino’s anti-people presidency.”

“We cannot allow a Roxas presidency and a déjà vu of the past six years of the Aquino administration who only favored landlords, big businesses and his circle of KKK (Kaibigan, Kakampi, Kabarilan) buddies,” said Mariano.

Based on the latest Pulse Asia survey that sampled more than 4,000 registered voters with a margin of error of ±1.5%, Roxas’ latest rating increased by two percentage points from his previous Pulse survey to remain statistically tied with Poe who garnered 22% and down by one point from her previous rating.

Another dubious survey result, commissioned by D’Strafford Research and Strategies Inc. showed Roxas leading the survey at 26.2 percent.

“Malacanang and the LP are obviously working double time to project Roxas as a winnable candidate. LP and its Yellow Army can believe what they want to believe but as far as farmers are concerned, we are junking Mar Roxas in the polls on May 9,” Mariano concluded. ###