MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Free education and free heatlh care for all — these are promises the candidates for Philippine president have been making in their campaigns.
In a poor country like the Philippines, these two issues are quite popular among voters.
But one candidate for president seems to have struck the perfect chord that he has now overtaken frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in a new national poll. With just less than two weeks before the May 9 elections, Vice President Jojo Binay now leads the 5-candidate pack by a commanding 65%.
He has gained the overwhelming support and confidence especially among senior citizens, the LGBT community and teenage girls.
His promise, made during a campaign stop in Camarines Sur province, was to provide free manicure and pedicure for all. The Rappler reports.