Social Media Rank of the 2013 Philippine Senator Candidates: January 2013

Happy New Year!

Our Senatoriables have been busy pre-campaigning for the past few months. Some have TV commercials and endorsements all over the place. Others have Facebook ads. And a lot are surprisingly (and happy to note) good at Social Media. Here are their ranking coming into the new year. Just a few months before election day!

This is all after the RH Bill voting. The ongoing Cebu and Pangasinan brouhaha. The failure of the FOI Bill. Etc etc. Any effects?

Interesting to note the jump in Twitter followers of Sonny Angara, and a drop in his FB likers. Gordon changed his Twitter handle from Chairman to Senator. Bro Eddie joined the race. And Trillanes has joined Twitter! Here are December’s rankings.

The difference between #s 5 and 6; and #s 11 and 12 are still huge. But don’t rest. It can change in an instant.

I read an article asking if FB likes and Twitter followers are good indicators of popularity. Or if we should take a look at “talking about”. For me, it is simple. If you like someone enough to like their page and / or follow them on Twitter, then most probably you will vote for them. Unless you are just there to troll them, which is the exception and not the norm, then you take that extra effort to know what they are doing, and read what they are saying.

That will give you more information into the elections. And will make you shade the circle beside their name. Social Media is a powerful tool. And even if the surveys aren’t showing the list below, I think things will even out coming into May. And the popularity we see will be the make up of half the Senate come election time.

Here you are: happy new year! Work harder!

[rank was from December]

Senator Rank Facebook Twitter Total
Loren Legarda 1 172,543 14,889 187,432
Chiz Escudero 2 65,275 98,212 163,487
Eddie Villanueva 0 132,334 9,306 141,640
Dick Gordon 3 125,142 4,450 129,592
Koko Pimentel 4 73,401 5,808 79,209
Risa Hontiveros Baraquel 6 30,179 44,932 75,111
Bam Aquino 5 59,699 12,056 71,755
Sonny Angara 7 48,938 19,813 68,751
JV Ejercito 8 45,498 18,388 63,886
Alan Cayetano 21 58,484 458 58,942
Sonny Trillanes 9 22,802 3,261 26,063
Teddy Casino 10 10,005 9,769 19,774
Jun Magsaysay 11 13,667 76 13,743
Migz Zubiri 12 6,846 5,176 12,022
Mitos Magsaysay 13 3,316 5,992 9,308
Gringo Honasan 14 1,453 6,213 7,666
Cynthia Villar 16 3,054 1,062 4,116
Edward Hagedorn 15 3,908 81 3,989
Ernie Maceda 17 960 2,585 3,545
Grace Poe Llamanzares 18 2,202 854 3,056
Jamby Madrigal 19 1,852 298 2,150
Christian Seneres 28 1,889 3 1,892
Ricardo Penson 30 1,736 0 1,736
JC de los Reyes 20 1,253 41 1,294
Greco Belgica 23 1,159 52 1,211
Jack Enrile 22 571 491 1,062
Samson Alcantara 26 639 44 683
Nancy Binay 24 57 530 587
Marwille Llasos 25 242 237 479
Tingting Cojuangco 27 296 100 396
Lito David 29 72 31 103
Ramon Montano 31 0 0 0
Baldomero Falcone 32 0 0 0

 

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14 comments

  1. Sa pagkakaalam ko talaga, si Legarda mataas na yung social media niya noon pa. yung iba tumaas nalang ngayong nag start ang campaign.

  2. glad to hear that our politicians utilize to power of social media. im excited to see their progress in the next few months especially few days/months/weeks before the election.

  3. Well that’s true. If you want a REAL survey then this is it. You can see who the people really wants thru their soc. media sites. Well the top 10 here and the top 10 on the surveys are almost the same ,

  4. Hahaha! Nakakatawa iyong mga comments para kay Loren. I-check niyo kung gaano kalaki ang increase niya mula November 2012 hanggang December 2012. 1,419 lang. Maryosep. Obvious na obvious na iisang tao lang ang nag-comment. Kitang-kita sa time and date ng posts: halos 1-minute lang ang interval. Naman.

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