This statistic gives information on the most popular Philippine politicians on Facebook, ranked by number of fans on the social network. As of February 10, 2016, president President Benigno Aquino III was ranked first with more than 4.24 million Facebook fans.
Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago has the largest growing Facebook page for any Philippine presidential candidate and is only second after President Noynoy Aquino in terms of fan following of politicians.
10Gilbert Teodoro, Jr. – 0.757 million
Former secretary of the national defense of the republic of the Philippines, Gibo has active followers on Facebook even if he is now busy with his private life taking care of his wife and only son.
9Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. – 0.996 million
Senator Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr., widely known as Bongbong Marcos, is the second child and only son of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos. He is the second vice-presidential candidate topping the list.
8Mar Roxas – 1.338 million
Mar Roxas is one of the most controversial presidential candidates. He never won any survey. He only earned number two slot with 39%, second to Senator Grace Poe and ahead of Vice President Jejomar Binay in July 2015. More than six months later, he now struggles with neither-here-nor-there numbers.
7Alan Peter Cayetano – 1.491 million
Probably the most popular vice-presidential candidate on Facebook, Alan Peter Cayetano has joined the race of the most popular Philippine politicians after earning 1.491 million fans on Facebook.
6Rodrigo Duterte – 1.546 million
Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, standard-bearer of Partido Demokratiko Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has a very fast growing Facebook fan base. From 951,014 on August 25 last year, it has now a total of 1,546,537 fans.
5Manny Villar – 1.631 million
Manny Villar, Chairman of Villar Group and former Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives is still one of the most popular politicians in the country. His official Facebook page loses Facebook fans on a daily basis after it reached the maximum of 1,639,015 on November 4, 2015.
4Grace Poe – 1.793 million
One of the most popular presidential candidates, the daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr. and the Queen of Philippine cinema, Susan Roces, is really gaining popularity on social media. When she joined senatorial race in 2013, Grace Poe ended up winning more votes than other candidates and over 20 million votes, ahead of Loren Legarda, who previously topped two elections. Will she still top the coming 2016 elections?
3Jejomar Binay – 2.056 million
Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay who tried to be the “Lee Kuan Yew” of Makati City during his tenure as mayor of the once-impoverished local government unit, has 2.056 million fans on Facebook. He is a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which was founded as an electoral alliance in 2012, and later became an official political party in 2014.
2Miriam Defensor Santiago – 3.340 million
Winning the November 26 mock elections in UPLB with 1,507 students or 65.75 percent of the 2,292 respondents choosing her as president, Miriam Santiago was also the netizen’s top choice for president after a survey in November 2015 showed that 48.36 percent of respondents want Santiago as president in 2016. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte followed with 42.35 percent rating; former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, 3.86 percent; Sen. Grace Poe, 2.15 percent; and Vice President Jejomar Binay, 1.28 percent.
1President Benigno S. Aquino III – 4.248 million
President Aquino III continues to have the largest growing page of any politician or elected official in the country. The official Facebook page of the President is being managed by the New Media Team under the Presidential Communications Operations Office.