Laguna officials, Bulacan NGOs back ‘Gibo'

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –After getting significant support from the officials and citizens of Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan, Tuguegarao, Abra, key officials from Laguna, led by Gov. Teresita “Ningning” Lazaro, this time expressed their commitment to support Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. this coming May 2010 presidential election.

In an interview, Lazaro said that most of Laguna’s key officials have opted to support the former Defense secretary because he was the only one among the presidential wannabes who had clear platform of government.

Lazaro cited Teodoro’s strong advocacy for modernization of the country’s education system, improve the Filipinos’ entrepreneurial skills, create a comprehensive medical care system so that the marginalized sector can avail of quality medical services, and devote more resources to the Philippines’ research-and-development departments so that the country can get back to technological roadmap aside from devoting more resources to improve the communication and road facilities in rural areas.

”Aside from being more intellectually superior to his other opponents, Secretary Teodoro, a 1989 Bar topnotcher and Harvard-trained lawyer, has shown us his considerable leadership skills during his tenure as Defense secretary and disaster coordinating council chairman where he spearheaded relief and recovery operations during the aftermath of typhoons ‘Ondoy’ and ‘Pepeng’ which enable thousands of our countrymen to get back to their feet immediately,” the Laguna governor said.

“With those sterling qualifications, Secretary Teodoro deserves all support to enable him to be elected to Malacañang,” she said.

Lazaro said that majority of Laguna’s local executives and voting population of nearly a million has declared their support for “Gibo” this coming elections.

“My constituents believed that Secretary Teodoro’s program of providing more infrastructure projects to rural areas, which Laguna is a part, will be the most effective stimulant in improving our country’s economy,” Lazaro said.

Meanwhile, four of San Juan Del Monte, Bulacan’s largest non-governmental organizations, vowed to actively campaign for Teodoro in next year’s national election.

The “Aking Dangal at Kalinga Inc.”, SS-ABR, “DMTK Lingap ng Kababaihan”, and “Buhay San Joseno”, with a total membership of more than 50,000 persons, said they were supporting the candidacy of Teodoro as the next president of the country.

The non-governmental organizations are instrumental in assisting marginalized women and families in San Juan Del Monte to get back on their feet through the provision of educational and livelihood grants.

“There is no alternative candidate for the presidency but Secretary Teodoro. His scholastic and managerial records speak well on how capable he is of running the country,” DMTK founding chair Rida Robes said.

Robes also said that Teodoro’s platform of government was the best among the other presidential candidates as it clearly illustrated what actions “Gibo” would take in steering the country towards a new level of development.

Robes, wife of San Juan Del Monte Rep. Arthur B. Robes, also pledged to use all of her influence in convincing her town mates to vote for Teodoro.

“It may be hard work but I think we will helping our country besides each other if we vote a good man like Secretary Teodoro to the presidency,” the civil society leader said.(PNA)

RMA/rudyma

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