Certain news media organizations published news articles about LUNAS party-list landing third in a Metro Manila survey (see, for example, Abante News, 2022; Politiko, 2022).

Headlines like “LUNAS Party-list top 3 sa survey” (Abante News, 2022) and “LUNAS Partylist now No.3 in Metro Manila survey” (Politiko, 2022) are misleading. The survey quoted in these articles concerns the “trust rating” of party-list groups and does not necessarily reflect voter preference of Metro Manila citizens in the 2022 polls.

PilipinasNet.com (n.d.) conducted this “Trust Rating Metro Manila Survey” from March 1 to March 31. The survey results which may be retrieved from its website also lists 45 other party-list groups.

There is no information on the survey’s methodology, particularly the research design, sample size, confidence level and margin of error. The names of PilipinasNet.com’s officials are also unavailable.

PilipinasNet.com (n.d.) states that the survey was commissioned by a certain “AVO Research Institute.” Preliminary searches online do not reveal any significant digital footprint of an AVO Research Institute.

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