VP Binay not giving up despite survey rating

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Vice President Jejomar Binay isn't the type who gives up a fight, especially near the homestretch. The latest Pulse Asia survey, released on Tuesday (April 26), showed him statistically tied with former Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II at third place.

For Binay, history is just repeating itself. He said in 2010, he also lagged behind in surveys but still ended up winning the vice-presidential race.

He added that he'd rather not look at the pre-election survey results.

"Ikaw, ako naloloko na sa survey. Kaya ako, para hindi na ako ma-high blood, hindi na ako tumitingin sa survey," he said during his campaign at Camarines Sur on Tuesday.

[Translation: I don't look at the survey results so I do not get high blood.]

Binay is still banking on his "core group" of voters.

As for Sen. Gringo Honasan, who also hails from Bicol, he reminded voters they are not electing a vice president only for Bicolanos but for all Filipinos.

On the beheading of Canadian hostage

Binay also talked about the beheading of Canadian John Ridsdel, and vowed to eliminate the Abu Sayyaf bandit group once he's sworn into office.

"Pagkasumpang-pagkasumpa ko may order na ako na specific. Hahabulin natin. Tatapusin natin yang mga terorist na talagang nag hahasik ng dilim dito sa ating bansa."

[Translation: Once I'm sworn into office, I already have a specific order: We will go after them. We will put an end to all the terrorist groups that continue to sow terror in the Philippines.]

Binay, meanwhile, is expected to bring his campaign to Sorsogon and Albay in the coming days.