“Let us go back to positive campaigning,” Duterte supporters told

A post asking Duterte supporters to go back to positive campaigning after a false survey showing Duterte taking the lead has been doing the rounds online.

Pulse Asia survey

Credits to Atty. Bruce Rivera

In a Facebook post, Atty. Bruce Rivera wrote an appeal to Duterte supporters to stop sharing false information that put Mayor Duterte in a bad light rather than earning “pogi points” for their candidate.

It can be recalled that a viral survey purportedly from Pulse Asia in which Mayor Duterte has wrested the lead in the Pulse Asia survey from Grace Poe.

The said survey turned out to be a hoax when Pulse Asia issued a statement dismissing the report as not their own.

As a consequence, the Roxas camp took this as an opportunity to attack the Duterte supporters as the master of circulating hoaxes not just the Pulse Asia fiasco but also in similar instances in the past.

Please read the full text below for better appreciation of his short message to the Duterte supporters.


The past weeks, DU30 supporters are busy answering to attacks by the Mar campaign team and I think we are losing focus. This is the exact thing the enemy wants us to be. People are accusing us of making false surveys when in fact our only mistake was sharing the picture. I shared the survey but I know it was not done by any one of us because no one in the right mind would place Roxas within a fighting chance if it was a survey fabricated by a supporter. And yet, we are blamed. Before sharing, think hard. We are the targets because our candidate is the one to beat.

Let us go back to positive campaigning. Tama na ang balahuraan kasi madami tayong dapat gawin. Focus on Duterte, his qualifications and his campaign sorties. Debunk the surveys by letting people see the crowds and the warmth of the reception. Tend to stay away from mudslinging unless you are completely sure. The administration is focusing on Duterte because Poe is one of them. If Poe wins, the status quo will pretty much be the same. Tuwid na daan pa din.

We need to focus on the undecided voters. Kahit ano pang sasabihin mo sa iba, paninira lang yun sa isang supporter na kumbinsido na sa kanilang choice. And the only way to get people to our fold is by promoting our candidate as a positive force in the democratic system.

You may check the disclaimer made by Pulse Asia on the report.

FOCUS, DUTERTARDS!!! The past weeks, DU30 supporters are busy answering to attacks by the Mar campaign team and I…

Posted by Bruce V. Rivera on Sunday, April 3, 2016

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