Muslim, Bisaya vote to ensure Duterte 2016 victory

THE DURIAN POST BY ROGER "DURIANBURGDAVAO" BALANZA

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

Although he may not be as popular among Luzon voters, the name Rodrigo Duterte is a byword in the Visayas and Mindanao, a veritable goldmine for Muslim and Bisaya votes if the Davao City mayor takes the challenge to run for President in 2016.

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The Visayas and Mindanao voting population is about 45 percent of total number of registered voters.

The 2016 election may be Duterte’s first foray into national politics, but Luzon may also chip in a sizable chunk of votes, with Duterte gaining nationwide popularity as a no-holds-barred anti-corruption and anti-crime politician in a nation mired in kleptocracy and zooming crime index.

Amid such landscape, Filipinos today wish for an alternative candidate to make change that they could find in theDavao City mayor.

downloadIf regional bias could become a factor in voters’ preference, Duterte, who traces his roots to Cebu, could lure a windfall…

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