10 Reasons to Vote for Gilbert Teodoro

17 Sep

GilbertTeodoroIt’s final. Defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro is heading the administration’s Lakas-Kampi roster of candidates to vie for public positions in the 2010 national elections.

Teodoro was picked by his partymates during a closed-door meeting held on September 16, 2009 in Mandaluyong City.  He garnered 42 votes, which is 37 votes higher than MMDA chairman Bayani Fernando who received 5 votes. Fernado is his only rival who shares the same ambition to run as the party’s standard bearer. With a ratio of roughly 8:1, it’s a quite big difference. Fernando should have made use of his pogi points which won him the grand title in a popular celebrity singing competition on TV. Or maybe it just won’t work this time.

Doubts arise immediately after Lakas-Kampi Secretary General Gabriel Claudio formally proclaimed Teodoro as the party’s standard bearer the other day. Being questioned by critics is his winnabilty in the presidential race considering his poor standing in the recent SWS and Pulse Asia surveys. But Malacañang is confident enough that with Teodoro, they will be able to put up a good fight against the “popular” presidentiables of the various political parties of the opposition.

Gibo Teodoro may not be in the league of Fernando, Roxas, Villar or his cousin Noynoy in terms of media visibility, but you can never question his credibility to lead the country. You might ask why and how so I listed down 10 reasons.

  1. He currently holds the position as the National Defense Secretary, the youngest to hold such post to date.
  2. He was Congressman of the First District of Tarlac for 9 years (3 terms)
  3. He holds distinct memberships in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, UP Alumni Association, UP Law Alumni Association, Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Law Alumni Association
  4. He is a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve of the Philippines
  5. He became a public servant at a very young age when he was elected Sangguniang Kabataan President for Central Luzon in 1985 at the age of 21.
  6. He was awarded Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence after he finished his Law Studies at the University of the Philippines
  7. He topped the Philippine Bar exams in 1989
  8. He completed his Master of Laws at the Harvard Law School in 1997
  9. He was admitted to the State bar of New York in 1997 and

14 Responses to “10 Reasons to Vote for Gilbert Teodoro”

  1. no way September 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    2 reasons not to vote for him!!!

    1) He will protect Gloria Macapagal Arroyo- he already stated that he does not intend to investigate nor prosecute Gloria for any laws that she might have broken!!!… then he was saying about social justice!!!—when you protect somebody who stole billions from the filipino people which could have been used to provide basic services to filipinos, that is tantamount to being an accomplice to the crime!!!!

    2) he is a political butterfly!!!…he will kiss somebody’s behind just to get what he wants!!!

    • martz May 9, 2010 at 10:46 am #

      “He will protect Gloria Macapagal Arroyo”

      -he said he will allow the courts to do its job and not meddle. Don’t you think that it is the right thing to do? That justice may be served only when here is no political vendetta involved?

      “he is a political butterfly”

      -how come you say that to Gibo and not to other candidates? There are those who coalesce to the probable majority party after every election – hindi ba yun ang tunay ng political butterfly in the guise of feeling the pulse of the people?

  2. Maria Anna September 30, 2009 at 12:05 am #

    Yes, I’ll vote for him

  3. joy October 14, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    we have different bet, alex..hehe

  4. ding December 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    topnotcher,matalino,marunong,hindi madaldal,

    • alexander san pedro December 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

      ding, may tama ka! saka hindi mayabang

  5. Laarnie Roxanne Suma December 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    watch out for my blog about the presidentiables. i actually campaigned for gibo before. ill probably have my reasons for not voting for him anymore in my post.

    visit my blog by January for the finalized post about the May 2010 presidentiables:

    • alexander san pedro December 23, 2009 at 12:03 am #

      Thanks for dropping by Laarni. I’ll check your blog soon. So who’s your bet now?

  6. ernest IvAn ReYeS January 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    sana nga gawin nila ang sinansabi nila para mag bago na ang PILIPINAS =)

    • alexander san pedro January 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

      sino ba bet mo ernest?

  7. Martin Mystery February 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    walang kwenta!!!!

    • alexander san pedro February 4, 2010 at 9:58 am #

      Bakit mo naman nasabi yan Martin?

  8. neil February 2, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    I will…di masyadong maingay tulad ng ibang kandidato..and when he discuss his plans for the country, he enumerates them with details..not the normal tra-po way of saying “mawawala ang corruption.” “dadami ang trabaho”..

    and lastly, among the presidentiables, he’s the best fit for the position.


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