On May 9, 2022, the Philippine Presidential elections took place. Wherein, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, became the President of the Philippines. This came as a surprise to many, in fact, Bongbong’s victory was a landslide win.
Specifically, Marcos’ stunning victory was a comeback for his family. This is because 36 years ago the family was deposed for stealing billions of dollars from the government, rigged elections, and many other malicious activities.
Running alongside was Vice President and liberal presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Robredo, leading with her ‘pink campaign’ finished a distant second, with 14 million votes compared to Marcos’s 30 million votes (unofficial).
The election results however gathered mixed reactions leaving some pleased, and others rather disappointed. The public supporting Robredo is skeptical about the presidency of Marcos, due to his past, tax fraud claims, and circulated campaign about a propagated ‘golden era’ under Marcos Sr. This campaign serves as a cautious and purposeful denial of events of colossal atrocities and power abuses.
The focus now shifts to the type of leader Marcos Jr will be, both in-country and internationally. The reactions to this election campaign are important since the news about disinformation and election fraud has been circulating. According to some, his campaign lacked policy and only had a handful of tangible solutions to average citizens’ issues.
Hence, hurry and share your opinion via the survey on reactions to the Philippine Presidential election results on the Real Research app from May 21, 2022. After that, you will receive 10 TNC as a reward.
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