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Marcos Nears Bottom in Philippine Markets Poll Favoring Robredo

  • Robredo gets highest score in Bloomberg poll of 28 respondents
  • Next leader must focus on handling inflation, pandemic: poll
Leni Robredo
Leni RobredoPhotographer: Geric Cruz/Bloomberg
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Philippine investors are lukewarm to the prospect of a Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos presidency, with Vice President Leni Robredo emerging as their top pick to oversee an economic rebound, according to a Bloomberg poll.

A survey of 28 investors and analysts -- when asked whom they think is the best person to lead the Southeast Asian economy -- gave Robredo the highest score of 106. Senator Panfilo Lacson came in second with a score of 91, followed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno with 81. Marcos and Senator Manny Pacquiao were at the bottom with a score of 46 and 44, respectively. Respondents were asked to score the five candidates from 5 to 1, with 5 as the most positive.