Roxas fans likely to be ‘Beliebers’; Duterte fans also Vin Diesel’s—Facebook
What do the fans of presidential and vice presidential candidates like on Facebook?
Recent data from Facebook showed pop culture references liked by Filipino Facebook users who have also liked the pages of presidential and vice presidential candidates in the upcoming May national elections.
The data revealed the fans’ most distinctive cultural interests, namely, top actor/director, athlete, book, movie, musician/band, sports team and TV show.
Fans of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II were likely to be “Beliebers” and “Twilighters,” as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the vampire series “The Twilight Saga” emerged as the administration bet supporters’ top musician and movie, respectively.
Furthermore, the fans of the former interior secretary also liked ABS-CBN talent Enchong Dee (actor), Kobe Bryant (athelete), Percy Jackson (book), NBA team LA Lakers (sports team) and ASAP XV (TV show).
As for the fans of the tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, they liked actor Vin Diesel and the film “Fast & Furious,” Filipino boxing champion boxer Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, the book “1000 Places to See Before You Die,” music legend Bob Marley, NBA team Golden State Warriors and ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol.”
Meanwhile, fans of opposition leader Vice President Jejomar Binay like the Bible and “Son of God” as their favorite book and movie, respectively. Likers of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer also chose cager Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, singer Yeng Constantino, national basketball team Smart Gilas Pilipinas and GMA-7’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga.”
Those who liked the page of Sen. Grace Poe also liked singer Sarah Geronimo, former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Tricia Santos (athlete), the Bible, “Son of God,” Constantino, Golden State Warriors and Eat Bulaga.
Interestingly, fans of Poe’s running mate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero liked actress Heart Evangelista, the vice presidential candidate’s wife.
Like Duterte’s supporers, fans of the feisty Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago also liked Vin Diesel as their favorite actor. Santiago’s fans also liked football superstar David Beckham, “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, A Walk to Remember (film),” American band Maroon 5, NBA team Miami Heat and cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants.
Fans of Santiago’s running mate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. liked Parokya ni Edgar as their favorite musican/band. Interestingly, the popular Filipino rock band was tagged as “pro-Marcos” by youth groups in 2014 after performing at a party that celebrated the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ 97th birth anniversary.
The Facebook data was based on a “combination of which cultural interest pages in a particular area (i.e. books, movies, actors, etc.) were most liked by Facebook followers of a particular candidate, relative to interest pages liked by Facebook followers of the other candidates.” RAM
Here are the graphics showing what the fans of the candidates liked on Facebook:
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