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Philippine Elections 2010



I am proud of my dirty finger. All for Gibo. Good thing that my precinct was a walking distance from our house. I lined up from 8 in the morning till about 1130 am. I was so happy when I finally entered the precinct room. It took me about 3 minutes to vote before I lined up to feed the ballot into the PCOS machine. There was no drama involved. The machine accepted it on the first try.
Here was my vote:

President: Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr.
Vice-President: Eduardo “Edu” Manzano

Senators:
Bello, Guico, Langit, Lambino, Lapid, Defensor-Santiago, Enrile, Marcos, Palparan, Remulla, Tamano

Partylist: Aangat Tayo

Local:
Congressman: Cano, Tan
Mayor: Puentebella, Monico

I didn’t vote councilors. Don’t know any of them.

Now, I am finally a true Filipino because I have exercised my right to vote and I’m proud that as a first time voter, I voted for Mr. Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro. Thank you so much for making me believe in the elections again. Because of my support for you, I registered for this. Regardless of the outcome, I would always try to emulate your positivism and a dream of a united Philippines. I will always remember your words Sir. Thank you.

Fly high. Sulong. 🙂

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Dapat Gibo!



I really love this AVP. Fantastic editing. Amazing videos and pictures. Great song. Splendid.

DAPAT GIBO. SULONG.

Enjoy.

Meeting Gibo


I have been following Gibo since September last year and he was actually my reason why I registered for this election. I never intended to vote and I can’t just believe for the first time I’m getting myself involved in political matters, albeit, in a small way. When Gibo’s campaign trail hit Negros, I was so ecstatic to join. I have been dying to meet him since I failed to attend the Takbo Para Kay Gibo in Global city even though I registered for that fun run.

April 8, 2010 started well. Armed with my Green shirt and Lineage II cap, I went to the Volunteer Center near Robinsons. I didn’t know anyone from there since that was my second visit. The first one was when I registered to become a volunteer. Everyone was busy preparing for his arrival. I was able to talk to Mam Bernadeth and she gave me a pen to write on the freedom wall. There was no more adequate space but I tried my best to squeeze my message. I also helped out in preparing for the posters, answering some inquiries about the motorcade, gave a few ballers and meet people who will be riding the coaster to the Old Silay airport.

There were approximately 100+ cars lined up inside and outside the airport. My companions found another group and decided that we stick together for the motorcade. We did not have a vehicle so we rode on any car that was available. So there were now six of us on the back of a small multi-cab. Gibo was supposed to arrive at 4pm but was delayed for about an hour. We do not know the reason but it’s not important anymore coz our worries went out the window when the chopper landed. OMG. You don’t know how excited we all become. We started preparing ourselves, our flags, the ballers, leaflets and fliers. We instantly transformed into Gibo crier mode for the rest of the journey. We shouted more strongly on traffic stops or when there are a lot of people. When some people say Noynoy or Villar, we screamed at the top of our lungs GIBO. It was really fun. Since the small multi-cab can only accommodate 4 people to stand at the back, we took turns. We waved our green flags while shouting Gibo and we did not care. The materials especially the ballers were limited and it was sad to see that we had to turn down a lot of people or tell them to ask from the following cars. We actually got separated from Gibo, switched to a bigger truck and resumed the trail in SM Bacolod till we arrived at the Sugarland Hotel.

Now this is the part where I shed any form of shyness I had in my body. When I was in the Hotel lobby, I saw Rey Langit and Edu Manzano and there were also people who want to have their photographs taken with them. After a few minutes, I saw Gibo coming out of some hallway and not everyone noticed. I immediately thought to actually meet him right there but too shy to move my feet and in a split second he was surrounded by a lot of prominent people. Then they walked over to the hotel dinner room. I scolded myself that if I do not do something now I’ll never be given another chance to shake his hand. I slapped myself with some confidence, walked near the stage and didn’t care that I was rubbing elbows with don and donyas of Negros. I patiently waited for my chance and there he was coming towards me. I extended my hand and said Hello sir. Gibo said Hello while looking at me straight in the eyes. He didn’t disappoint me at all.

You see, I get annoyed with people when I’m shaking their hands and they’re not looking at me. It’s funny sometimes to see people looking at their hands or elsewhere. I always appreciate people who do eye-to-eye contact during handshakes. I see it as a sign of sincerity and good manners. For all the good and bad of Gibo, I’m glad that he didn’t let me down on this one.

After Edu and Gibo made their speeches, he hastily wanted to go the people who were waiting at the Plaza for the proclamation rally. I also got the chance to meet his wife, Maam Nikki. Have no pictures tho. :(After I greeted her, she smiled and unexpectedly, she put her arm on my waist and rub my back. Now, I was like *thud*. She’s amazing. I’ve always loved her style. It’s simple, casual but she still looks effortlessly gorgeous. So imagine how I felt after that surprising gesture. Another *thud*. ^_^. But I was a bit embarrassed really because my back was a little damp from the motorcade.

I rewarded myself with a good Monster Coke Float from Mcdo before I went to the public plaza. There were quite a lot of people there, some were supporters of Mr. Monico Puentebella and Congressman Tan. I listened to Gibo talked about his programs and platforms in Hiligaynon. He spoke it well and much more better than me. Embarassing. Anyway, I hope the people who attended understood him and hopefully will vote for him come May 10, 2010.

Otso-singko tayo sa Mayo.

Presidential Poll


On the left sidebar, I added a presidential poll served by Vizu.com They have good configurations with their polls. You can even add pictures. I first had a poll at nuffnang ads but they only cater 5 answers. I’m glad I found Vizu through web search.

So Vote now. 🙂

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: What do they say about Gibo?


A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor but a man of understanding holds his tongue. Proverbs 11:12

FROM FELLOW PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND NOTED PERSONALITIES

1. REP. CYNTHIA VILLAR: Gibo maintains the highest form of professionalism in his campaign.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1384925307040&ref=share

2. SEN. RALPH RECTO: Gibo is the true jewel of the cabinet. http://www.gmanews.tv/story/185858/gibo-recto-exchange-praises-in-bukidnon-festival

3. “I first got to know Gilbert when I saw him and his wife on one of those asinine TV talk shows in mid 2009. His answers to the vapid questions were sensible and well thought out. Aside from these qualities of intelligence, he exuded sincerity” – FRANCISCO SIONIL JOSE, one of the most widely-read Filipino writers in the English language. Philstar.

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People remembers good people.




I really love this picture. It’s so touching that someone actually kept his SSS ID back when Gilberto Teodoro Sr. was still the administrator. He was the father of my presidential candidate, Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr.. You see, the son is running for the 15th presidential seat of the Philippines and a lot of rumors hounding him and associating him with our current president Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. To me, it seems silly since Gibo did not receive anything nor is he involved in all of PGMA’s secret or alleged wrongdoing. It is just because they are in the same party, Lakas-Kampi-CMD, and some people branded him as her lapdog. There is nothing that they can throw at him legitimately so they opted to discredit him with these thin accusations.

With this picture, let us all remember that his father was an SSS administrator for the entire 20 years of the Marcos regime (1966-1986) and he did the following:

  • he was the longest to serve as head of the SSS, from January 1966 to February 1986, which was established in 1957
  • since the agency was young when Teodoro was its head, most of the programs he initiated became the blueprint for SSS’ success.
  • Under his leadership, the agency was able to launch the Educational Loan, Calamity Loan, Investment Incentive Loan Program, Small and Medium-scale Industries Program, Study-Now-Pay-Later program and the three-month salary loan program.
  • He also supervised the decentralization process of SSS operations, which speedup processing of loans and benefits, and increased registration of wage earners and employers especially in rural areas. The decentralization move had also allowed members to remit payments through authorized banks.
  • Teodoro first implemented SSS Medical Care (Medicare) program in 1972, which provided cash payments for medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses of members and their beneficiaries.
  • Three years later, he launched the Employees’ Compensation (EC) program, which gave additional funds to members who suffered from work-related illnesses, disabilities and even death.
  • Also under Teodoro’s leadership, the SSS started granting funeral and maternity benefits and survivors and dependents pension in the 1970s. In 1973, SSS coverage was extended to overseas Filipino workers and in 1980 to self-employed persons.
  • Moreover, SSS fund placements in various government banking institutions had yielded high returns, which helped spur economic growth and fund public infrastructure projects.

So be not afraid. PGMA and Gibo are not even blood-related. The true and legit association Gibo have is with his father. Others might say, we can’t assume that he would be like his father but even more so with Noynoy and Ninoy. Gibo has never used his father’s or mother’s accomplishment to boost his candidacy. He, himself, is enough.

Here are some wonderful quotes from Gibo:

Nothing is worth my reputation or my father’s reputation.

I am no one else’s facsimile. I make my own decisions and no one can dictate upon me.

I will not be running for president if I were only to be a puppet, it is not worth my family’s reputation to do so.

I am not the President. I am not Senator X, I am not Senator Y, I am not defense secretary this. I am Gilbert Teodoro, I am myself.

The picture above came also with a this description from a Green Team Volunteer:While we are busy campaigning in Lingayen, Pangasinan, may mga tricycle drivers na pumila para magpalagay ng posters ni G1BO sa mga tricycle nila, we had lost count kung ilan ang pumila at nagpalagay ng posters pero sunod sunod ang mga ito.. Then suddenly, a man across the street approached us and asked for G1BO stickers, binigyan namin at biglang binunot yung wallet niya at pinakita ito.. ^_^


To know more about Gibo, visit his official website or other sites like Green Beret, Barangay Gibo, Green Team.

Sulong Gibo. Sulong Pilipinas.