Fake survey enumerators abound in Iloilo

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


A PROFESSOR of Random Access Consultants Inc. (Raci) said several individuals, who claimed they are from Raci, are doing fake surveys in barangays in Iloilo City.

Professor Liza Baliao of Raci, a prestigious survey organization based at the University of the Philippines (UP), said these political survey enumerators are going around the barangays taking down residents’ political preference in the city for the May 2013 elections.

Baliao alerted the barangays that Raci enumerators are in uniform, with complete identification cards (IDs). He advised the residents to look for the IDs of the enumerators conducting political surveys in their area.

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He said several residents have reported to them that they have been surveyed by Raci enumerators, when in fact the Raci team is still posed to conduct the survey for the first time in that area.

Baliao urged officials of the city’s 180 barangays to be on alert against the nefarious practice of some persons claiming to be connected with Raci.

While political surveys are not banned in the barangays, there must be no false representation of the survey teams as this will badly reflect to the real organization, he said.

The current surveys are for local officials in the city’s seven districts such as the congressman, city mayor, vice mayor, and members of the City Council.

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