A tale of two SOCEs: Bongbong and Sara both won by a landslide, but did not spend the same

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte each won landslide victories in the May 2022 polls, but their spending is worlds apart. Duterte spent only P3 per voter to become vice president. Marcos spent P9.60 per voter, nearly breaching the spending cap.

Compare Marcos’ and Duterte’s expenses below.