Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, Jr. for president? It’s too early to tell. It’s just a rumor – a ‘humor’ probably. Jun Lozada – The Movie, possibly comes first.
But rumors, words and actions always foreshadow Philippine politics except to some who love surprises.
Many names already surface as possible contender for the 2010 – Vice President Noli de Castro, Sen. Mar Roxas, Senate President Manny Villar, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Sen. Loren Legarda, Sen. Richard Gordon, MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando.
Of the names I mentioned, it seems Villar and Roxas will most likely run for president in 2010. Both silently, yet obviously work to lubricate each political machinery. It is just right, I insist.
Last week, the news broke about the possible Noli-Vilma tandem (president and vice president) in 2010. Batangas governor Vilma Santos-Recto did not confirm nor de Castro. Both can be strong contenders considering both’s popularity.
It was also reported the possible Lacson-Madrigal team-up. The office of Sen. Jamby Madrigal said, the senator prefer to focus on her work than talking about 2010 elections.
Is it too early to talk about 2010?
Politicians may say so, for whatever purpose it may serve to them, but 2010 elections must be openly discussed as ‘early’ as now so that we can elect the right person to lead this nation. History should remind us that electing the ‘less evil’ would not make good to our nation.
Recently, former President Joseph Estrada expresses his intention to lead the country for the second time. And if given a chance, he said, it will be his legacy to the Philippines. I doubt he will regain his glory as he has been convicted for amassing millions of pesos. Not all Filipinos are so forgetful.
Former Solicitor General Raul Goco told newsmen that Estrada is qualified to run for president in 2010 because he had not finished his term. 
However in the 1987 Constitution (Article VII Section 4) stated that [t]he President and the Vice-President shall be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six years xxx. The President shall not be eligible for any re-election. xxx
Mr. Estrada had been elected once as a president and thus not capable of being re-elected again as the president. Please see comments below.
Another name that adds to the list of possible presidential contender in 2010 is Pampanga governor Fr. Ed Panlilio. Panlilio reportedly open to run as president when necessary.  Will a priest gain the support of the majority?
In Baguio City ‘meet-up’ with Villar, Erap reportedly expressed his strong faith that opposition will sweep the 2010 polls. With the controversies in the present administration and if the election is done today, Erap may be almost right. It’s just almost because we cannot discount the power of political machinery that the present administration wield.
Those who intend to serve as president must present concrete plans and clear positions on the impostant issues in the Philippines. Corruption and government transparency are on top of these issues. But let us also get interested on their stand on economic reforms, food security, education, defense and national security.
Just for today, the light direct on personalities, the discussions still a ‘talk show’.
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