The Claim: 1,200 out of 1,480 mayors support BBM-Duterte tandem.
This post, shared with us through our tipline, says that 1,200 out of 1,480 mayors nationwide support the BBM-Duterte tandem. The image claims that the data is from Pulse Asia surveys.
This is False.
The Facts: While Pulse Asia surveys do indicate that Marcos has a lead over other candidates, its surveys are only of normal registered voters, not mayors across the country. The survey included in the post dates the information to Pulse Asia’s February surveys (https://www.pulseasia.ph/february-2022-nationwide-survey…/), which do not mention any mayoral respondents and are instead from a random sampling of the general population. Its latest survey in March (https://www.pulseasia.ph/march-2022-nationwide-survey-on…/) does not mention any mayoral endorsements either.
Ilocos kingpin Luis “Chavit” Singson said that 1,200 mayors support BBM (https://tribune.net.ph/…/singson-1200-municipal-mayors…/). Singson heads the League of Municipalities of the Philippines and is also the main campaigner of BBM, so this statement is self-serving.
Other than this, news of mayors supporting BBM en masse were mayors in Negros Occidental (https://www.manilatimes.net/…/28-mayors-in…/1838168), Nueva Vizcaya (https://maharlika.tv/…/25-city-municipal-mayors-of…/), Cebu (https://www.philstar.com/…/pcl-head-claims-cebu-mayors…), Lanao del Sur (https://edgedavao.net/…/lanao-del-sur-mayors-all-for…/) and Bulacan (https://journalnews.com.ph/20-bulacan-mayors-solid…/).
But then the sources were BBM organizers and backers.
Majority of the mayors are just waiting in the wings.