Joel Villanueva, a winnable 2016 senatorial candidate based on SWS, Pulse Asia polls surveys

Emmanuel Joel Villanueva’s rise in the latest Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia Surveys in the senatorial race for the 2016 election cannot be neglected at all. Villanueva’s great accomplishments as TESDA General Director boosted his popularity and winnability.

Villanueva ranked No. 21-22 in September 2015, and jumped to No. 17 in December. In the newly released SWS poll, Villanueva is currently No. 14-16.



The January 2016 Pre-Election Survey was conducted from January 8-10, 2016 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 validated voters, 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao).The area estimates were weighted by the 2015 Commission on Elections data on registered voters to obtain the national estimates, according to SWS website.

Villanueva ranked No. 14, with 29.4 percent voting for, in the December Pulse Asia Survey Senatorial Preferences. In the November Pulse Asia survey, Villanueva ranked No. 14-18, with 20.0 percent voting for. Clearly, Villanueva is gaining ground as the election approaches.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa


• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

You can read more about Joel Villanueva below:

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Will Joel Villanueva be able to sneak into the Magic 12? What to you think?

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  1. Chris Mendoza

    January 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Yes na Yes! TesdaMan is the Man!!!


    January 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Yes naman kay TesdaMan you’re the Man, ang SENADOR ko sa 2016!

  3. Jireh Isip

    January 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I’m sure he will. He’s very competent and above all, he’s a man if integrity. Kudos Tesdaman!

  4. Jenaiah

    January 28, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Yes!! he is my senator..Ang unlad ng tesda dahil sa kanya!!

  5. Marilyn Alviz

    February 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks God may isang taong handang maglingkod para sa masayang pagbabago! Napakabuti ng Lord!

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