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Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay (R) shakes hands with visiting former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and owner of the Shanghai Dongfang Sharks Yao Ming, during a visit to the Coconut Palace in Manila May 6, 2013. Yao and his Shanghai Dongfang Sharks basketball team are in Manila on a friendly visit, local media reported. (MNS photo)

Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay (R) shakes hands with visiting former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and owner of the Shanghai Dongfang Sharks Yao Ming, during a visit to the Coconut Palace in Manila May 6, 2013. Yao and his Shanghai Dongfang Sharks basketball team are in Manila on a friendly visit, local media reported. (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — Vice-President Jejomar Binay is optimistic that the United Nationalist Alliance will have a strong showing in the May 13 senatorial election after the Iglesia ni Cristo reportedly endorsed some UNA candidates.

Binay said a 12-0 sweep for Team PNoy is a “lost cause” and that a 9-3 victory is also unlikely. He said he expects at least 4 UNA candidates to win in the senatorial race.

“Ang kalalabasan eh hindi 12-0. Hindi 9-3,” he said.

He said a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey did not factor in the Iglesia endorsement. A political analyst earlier said the INC endorsement could give an additional 1.5 million to 1.8 million votes for a candidate.

“Unang-una na ‘yung [Social Weather Stations] na nakalagay doon May 2nd and 3rd. Hindi pa naka-input doon ‘yung Iglesia,” he said.

The SWS survey that came out yesterday, the last before the elections on May 13, showed seven Team PNoy and two UNA senatorial candidates likely winning.

The SWS survey was done before the INC came out with its list of candidates. INC will supposedly endorse:

From Team PNoy:

Sonny Angara,
Bam Aquino,
Alan Peter Cayetano,
Grace Poe,
Loren Legarda,
Antonio Trillanes, and
Cynthia Villar.

From UNA:

JV Ejercito,
Richard Gordon,
Nancy Binay,
Gringo Honasan, and
Jack Enrile.(MNS)

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