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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Digging Gibo


I just finished watching ANC's Face to Face where Sec. Gilbert Teodoro had an open forum with local government leaders (three more are supposed to follow).

Admittedly, I was impressed with his eloquence and his firm hold on issues - he does have the big brains that's a plus for any presidential aspirant. I even think that if he gets pitted with Chiz Escudero, Gibo will level with him content-wise. I particularly follow him in his views on reproductive health, local government autonomy and peace in Mindanao.

It's just too bad that the 2010 elections will not be a platform for intelligence alone - a lot of it stands on the morality of leadership. And there is where Gibo will be weighed. And there he apparently fails.

Having been in the forefront of current governance, he knows the moral issues plaguing the Arroyo administration. But like any other lapdog, he toes his master's line, and turns a blind eye to the obvious shenanigans. The big question therefore is: how would he see and do right when he becomes president when he cannot distinguish and acknowledge wrong now?

15 comments:

aajao said...

The Philippines needs someone (and something) "new"

I am Xprosaic said...

Yup I agree... He is intelligent and came from prestigious universities including Harvard but yeah it's not all about intelligence... Too bad he is already labeled under Arroyo's administration which, consequently, not working for his favor...

Ely said...

"how would he see and do right when he becomes president when he cannot distinguish and acknowledge wrong now?" - I agree! I won't vote for him due to the fact that he's actually pro-Arroyo!

Nicely said...

I still don't know who I am going to vote in 2010. Nways, musta ka na, R-yo? It's been a long while since I was here in your blog.

www.iamnicely.com

r-yo said...

aajao: i agree. thing is, we all have different definitions of what "new" is. But for me, it's pretty clear it's not Gibo.

r-yo said...

xprosaic: i think he will have more chances had he been with the opposition. but then again, with so much talent from the opposition, mukhang di rin siya aangat.

r-yo said...

ely: same here.

r-yo said...

nays: for me, i'm pretty sure who to support. nice seeing you again. am fine. linked your new blog.

BlogusVox said...

We're abreast when it comes to this. In some other time, I might consider voting for him. But as you have said, this election is about morality issue. And Arroyo's signature is clearly stamped in his forehead.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

for now wala pako mapili, who should i vote...kahit paano kahit man lang kunwari, gusto ko malaman ang kani kanilang plataporma. and pray for the hope..,\'/#*

r-yo said...

blogusvox: me too. in some other time perhaps.

r-yo said...

ever: do try to watch the ANC fora. it will help you see the workings of the candidates' minds.

Abaniko said...

He's smart alright but he's associated with MGA which is somehow a minus for him. Sayang.

Nobe said...

i don't know where to put gibo in an equation that involves the government and my future.


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nobe

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Gina said...

Hi Reo!
Catching up .....

Your photos are getting better and better.