Defense Secretary Gilbert C. Teodoro Jr. continues to gain strength and getting political momentum needed for 2010 Philippine Presidential election.
Political observers predicted earlier that the 2010 Philippine Presidential election will be tough, and unpredictable. In 2007, I started to look around for potential successor of President Gloria Arroyo. In the last two quarters of 2008, presidential bets are floating their name.
Sen. Manual Roxas had the most obvious plan to be the next man in Malacanang. Sen. Manny Villar had not been vocal but his actions already confirm intention. Then the name of Sen. Richard Gordon, Mayor Jejomar Binay, MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, Panfilo Lacson, then the self-proclaimed threat – former President Joseph Estrada. In December 2008, the names of Sen. Chiz Escudero and Sen. Loren Legarda temporarily became a force.
When Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro announced his interest to run as president in 2010, I have no doubts that he indeed is a strong contender for the position.
Suddenly, Secretary Teodoro emerges as strong presidential candidate. The second quarter of 2009 witnesses Gilbert Teodoro’s swift rise with force to reckon with.
Who is Gilbert Teodoro Jr.? How he suddenly join the wagon?
It’s a presidential titillation, wrote Efren L. Danao in his Manila Times column. In Danao’s March 14, 2009 column, he wrote: I am certain that Teodoro would not have announced his interest had he not been titillated by somebody up there who likes him.
Gilbert Teodoro, a brilliant lawyer, seasoned political leader with proven track records, will likely get a Malacanang’s endorsement.
If he becomes the official bet of the administration, and gets the support, even if given tacitly, of his uncle, businessman Eduardo Cojuangco, he would surely give the opposition a hard time. Alito Malinao wrote in Manila Times.
Blogger Carlo Ople, has the same opinion. I have a strong feeling that if ever Secretary Teodoro gets the endorsement, he actually is a strong contender for the Presidency.
Some are already claiming that GMA’s nominee will politically cursed. But on the contrary, President Arroyo’s endorsement got the force. I have strong faith the with Sec. Teodoro, Sen. Villar will get hard time.
Would Gilbert Teodoro make a fine president? I certainly think so! Ducky Paredes declared.
Gilbert Teodoro rallying point will be his brilliance, his political maturity, and his clear stand on issues.
Will Gilbert Teodoro Jr. be the Philippine President? A big chance, yes!
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