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Our Choice is Still… G1BO

By: Marikit

With the National Elections so close at hand, we are both tensed and excited to see where our nation will go. Who will lead us? Who will bring us out of this dump that we are in? It is in this time that we have to learn how to look past all the color, glamour and noise of the campaign. We have to look past celebrity endorsements and other endorsements by influential people. We have to start thinking by ourselves and examine our hearts in silence start thinking very deeply about our choice.

We have to find a leader who has the qualities we need. We do not need the richest, the most good looking or the most popular. What we need is a leader who possesses the following qualities that Aristotle gave us: Ethos (Character), Logos ( Logic) and Pathos ( Emotion or Heart).

Our Choice is still Gilbert Teodoro because he has strength of character.

In the election campaign, who pushed for a positive campaign? Who fought a gentleman’s war?  When everyone was busy bashing each other, our candidate of choice was serving people. He always did what he needed to do and he took the high ground.  He worked.  He finished what he started. He doesn’t believe in defeat.

With regards with his critics, he didn’t fight back. He respected their opinions and took it like a gentleman. He stood above the attacks, with the resiliency of a rock. He took it like a gentleman. He did not bash other people, nor criticize them. He didn’t need to take low blows or make a desperate appeal to sympathy by using old people and dead parents.  He stood on his own. He made his own name with his own strength.

He is independent and he uses his own strength- He didn’t falter when GMA left him hanging.  He didn’t waiver nor lose hope. He kept on going.  In fact, it fueled him to campaign harder. It fueled him to show people that he was never her puppet. He stood above everyone else and showed everyone that he was someone not to be trifled with. But he did it with class. He is calm and collected.  He doesn’t hit below the belt or play funny games. He smiles and answers with respect.  Don’t you want your country’s representative to be as cool as that? Do you really want to have a person who doesn’t know the meaning of restraint to be the face of our country? No.  That is why we need him.

We need someone like Gilbert Teodoro to show the world that we are not nincompoops, nor we are not oompa-loompas from Lala Land. We need to show the world that the Filipino people are respectable, hospitable, smart and beautiful people. In his Presidential race, the one who shows most promise for this is the one and only , Gibo.

He is a man to be emulated. He is a man that we are proud to call our president. He is a man who will represent our country. He is trustworthy. He is loyal. He is transparent. He is true. He shows silent strength that is what we need in these noisy times.

He is Gilbert Teodoro. A Man of Character and OUR 15th PRESIDENT.

Our Choice is still Gilbert Teodoro because he is a Great thinker.

We need a person who can think for himself. We need someone who has the proper education, the proper credentials and the proper IQ to help think for the whole nation. The President is the brains and mastermind of the whole operation, he does not really need to be a man of action ( we prefer that that would be the role of Mr. Vice President).  We need someone who has the ability to think and give us fresh ideas. We need someone who can represent for us on the world stage.  We need brains not brawn.

Gilbert Teodoro has that. He is practically a genius. His list of  scholastic achievements is impressive and that alone made me admire him. He speaks intelligently. He thinks before he speaks. He is articulate and can voice out what is needed to be said and done.

Gibo is not only a scholar, but a pilot, a man who knows how to defend the country as the former Secretary of Defense. He has the tactical know-how and strategy to keep us out of harms way and to deal with those who wants to raise arms against our nation. Can we save our country by simply praying and crying out and declaring PEOPLE POWER every time? I don’t think so.  Can we save our country through political advertisements and double-dealing? No. But we definitely can defend ourselves if we have a good pilot at the helm – someone who knows what he’s doing instead of someone who is clueless.

Many would say that if that’s so, then we might as well consider Dick Gordon. Dick Gordon is a close second in my book, but he is a man of action. We need that quality as our Vice President. But as a president, Richard Gordon may not possess the breadth of knowledge that Gilbert Teodoro has. On the other hand, why would we trust our country to someone who can’t think for himself? Why should we trust our country to someone who trusts that the Magic will make him win this race. This is a country, not an imaginary kingdom We need someone with a good IQ and a sane mind.

We need someone who can talk for us and not smile and nod. We need someone who can understand our problems and think of solutions. We need a big brain to help us make changes in our lives. This is what our candidate offers.

Face it, we need Gilbert Teodoro a man who we can trust that would think of ways to better our country. We need a man with a big brain to represent us in the big leagues.

Our Choice is still Gilbert Teodoro because he has heart.

Imagine being at your dad’s funeral when you learned that there was a tragedy somewhere in Leyte. What would you do? Would you stay with your family and mourn for your father or would you get up and go out of your way to go and help those who are in need. If you were Gilbert Teodoro, you would do the latter. Because Gilbert Teodoro actually left his father’s wake to pilot a plane to take relief goods to those affected by floods in Leyte.  He did this because he had the capacity and the ability to help. He also did that because he was a man of service and a man with a big heart.

He is a selfless man who jumped into the waters of Ondoy to help out people. He thought of ways to help and set it into action. As long as he is capable, I know that Gilbert Teodoro will do it.

There is constant criticism that he is too upper class and that he does not appeal or cannot relate to the middle and lower classes. However, Gilbert Teodoro wants to help. He is oozing with sincerity. He doesn’t expect anything in return. He wants to save lives, he wants to help. He wants to bring us out of this rut that we are in.

Gilbert Teodoro is a smart man with a big heart. He is compassionate. He has a strong heart – a heart of a Filipino. I know that he loves each and every single individual

He has emotions and he shows it. He’s neither a dead fish nor a robot. He is human and that’s fine with me, because I would rather have a human president than a resident drone. He’s not Superman and he knows it. Yet he is doing super things for everyone.

Gilbert Teodoro never claimed Utopia. He never claimed that he can singlehandedly change the country. He never promised a perfect world. He simply offered us what he has, his brain, his talent, and his heart for the service of the Filipino People. He never said he could do it all.  And that is something that everyone else never said.

Gibo believes in the Filipino people. He believes that together, we can make our country a better place.r. He gave the world of Philippine Politics a run for their money and gave it a fresh face. A face that is positive and looking forward to a brighter future.  A face that will launch, not a thousand ships, but a fleet of people who believe that we can do it! We can change the Philippines. We can make our country proud.

We need him. We need Gilbert Teodoro. We need a great thinker. We need a big heart. We need a man with strength of character. We do not need the richest, the smartest, the most charming nor the most powerful to lead our country. We need someone who is REAL and that is what Gilbert Teodoro offers: A chance for a REAL person with realizable plans to take us to realizable goals. We need someone who offers us the world and gives us nothing. We do not need magic. We need someone who is real.

NO matter what other people say, no matter what other people do. He will be and will still remain our candidate of choice.  If he loses this campaign, that means that the Philippines is not ready for a president like him. The question is, if we let this chance pass when will another Gibo Teodoro appear in our country?








if you like this you could also read this on Saint Barry’s opinion on why we should vote for Gibo


A 30 something fangirl, writer, artist and dreamer, a princess by day and ninja by night who believes in magic, true love and wants to change the world one brush stroke at a time. Marikit is a self-taught artist learning more about art and the world around her.

19 thoughts on “Our Choice is Still… G1BO

  1. I was thinking, what if Gibo started his politcal career in early 90’s will he be popular at this time of election? Then something caught my attention. Gibo don’t want the media to know what he is doing, he don’t want to tell the whole world what he is doing in serving the country.

    So for me, one of the many many many reason that I am going for Gibo is this… he do his job with our without the people knowing it.

    My dad’s employee is a volunteer of AFP, I asked him “sino presidente mo” He said: “Gibo kami eh” I asked him like I was critising his decision, he said: “Sir si Gibo kasi maraming nagawa yan eh, maraming pinatalsik yan ng high ranking official sa AFP na di niya pinaalam sa tao, magaling na bata at tapat sa kanyang sebisyo, wala po siyang bahid na korapsyon. Kaya si Gibo po kami, kayo po ba sino boboto mo?”
    I smiled and said: “Gibo rin ako, tinitignan ko lang kung parnung kang depensahan yung pinili mong candidato”


  2. Thank you Marikit and Martin — as a Christian nation, we always turn to our faith when we’re in dire need of help…in G1BO, i believe we have been given a lifeline and it is up to us to take it. God cannot come down and do the miracle…WE are the miracle if we only have that belief in ourselves that we can rebuild a broken nation. I also noticed what you saw in making your decision to vote for Gibo, he never promised paradise, but he said together, we can make it. Now the ball is in our court…dare we play, or just leave it to go out of court…missing our chance at a great battle?

  3. Thank you for sharing this! We are growing. Strong willed supporters just like our Presidential Candidate. Sulong na Tayo. Lilipad na ang Pilipinas.

  4. I’m all for Gibo Teodoro. He’s got the mind, the will, the heart and the strength of a champion. It’s just so sad to see that the whole nation is blinded by advertisements, blackmailing, propagandas, political backlash, etc. that they fail to realize the true qualities of a real president. When will we ever learn? From what I can see, the presidential race is no different than the Bb. Pilipinas. A popularity contest. Most are all primadonnas who promise the whole world, but when elected, they give you shit. We’ve been given shit twice in this decade alone (Erap, GMA). How many times must we eat shit before we realize that it’s shit we’re eating?

    Gibo, I’m voting for you. Because I believe in you. I believe in your vision. I believe that you won’t give us the same shit that Erap and GMA have been giving us for the past 10 years. I believe that you will help rebuild this nation. You don’t rely on dead relatives. You don’t rely on your mother to vouch for you. I’m proud that I have witnessed someone as great as you are. Come May 10, may you be the last one standing. May you be the one to lead our nation. God bless you Gibo Teodoro.

  5. very well said 🙂 i really hope and pray that he will be the one to lead our nation…i eally try to convince ppl thru positive campaigning why Gibo…i hope they don’t forget to vote for him…he may not be the frontrunner in the surveys, he may not have a lot of ads on tv, but he makes it up for meeting as many people as he can, trying to win them over thru his ideas, sincerity, and platform.

    Sir Gibo is truly one of a kind. A leader like him is rare. Today while reading a tweet of a Gibo supporter, I found out he did a very compassionate thing…what I can say is that he truly loves his volunteers…:)

  6. Of course, another impassioned declaration. But just like any emotionally charged decision I would have to wonder if you were able to use your head before stating such commitment. Sabi niyo nga eh “I THINK THEREFORE I AM FOR GIBO”. But have you ever looked at the other candidates more qualified than he is? Or you just enjoy being part of the bandwagon of “THINKERS”?What has he done that actually qualifies as someone who is “GALING at TALINO”?His last stint as Defense Secretary didn’t fair so well for we were caught unprepared for Ondoy and would have to rely on the Red Cross, NGOs and Student Volunteers to do the government’s responsibility. He let the pack of dogs that is the Ampatuans lose to wreak havoc on Maguindanao. Where is the supposed Harvard education in all of this? Is this the president that you want who is more adept at damage control rather than preventing something such as these from happening in the first place? Yes he does have the qualifications that most of the other candidates can only envy. The unrelenting charisma that can sweep most of you on your feet. But like Noynoy he is still part of the Cojuangco clan that has been part of the oligarchy since time in memorial. He would most likely put first the interests of his clan before the good of the nation. Plainly said, a Noynoy masquerading in a different color.

    So for all of you GIBOers out there. Use your head that you claim so much that you have. There is only one candidate for me that qualifies in all aspects that you so much claim, strength of character(political will)=Gordon, great thinker(planner that has always mitigated disasters both nature and man made-wowowee)=Gordon, great heart(red cross chairman)=Gordon

    Need I say more?

    Mr. B

      1. Of course, another Gordonian who would never dare look at the good qualities of Gibo Tedoro because he is blinded by negativity, cynicism and hardheadedness that is inherent in the candidate he is defending. We are for Gibo. we have stated our reasons, respect it or not! And it is really insulting for us to compare our candidate to that brainless and heartless cousin of his, obvious facts will show you the difference! This is why we are voting for our candidate, he gets things done with sincerity, and WITHOUT asking for anything in return, be it in the form of praises or likewise.

      2. Of course, but like Gilbert Teodoro, we run a positive blog here! we do not need to mudsling- especially after hearing the president speak. 🙂

  7. Undeniably, he’s the best among the rest, but hypocricy, fanaticism and idolatry blind and bound many to go for the popular. trending in surveys have also succeded in swaying many to concede that the popular will win. Fellow Countrymen who stands by and for Gibo, lets prove them all wrong, cast your vote with Faith and Honor come election day for the Man who stood with Honor, Integrity, Intelligence and Competence during campaign period. Cast only your votes for the man who rose to positive and dignified campaign above traditional and persistent mudslinging campaign. Man and Woman for Gibo, prove that you are the ‘silents’ who cast their votes with pride and honor for the Man who, indisputably, merits the Presidency more than the rest who have utterly demonstrated deportment unworthy of the Highest Office of the Land. GIBO held his ground against seemingly insurmountable odds. We who are for Him should, for love of Country likewise hold our grounds against all odds by installing Him in the sit of the Presidency he truly deserves not for himself but in the Service of the Country.

  8. Mr. B, if Gordon was better than Gibo, he would’ve thwarted the Ampatuan killings in Mindanao before it happened. Seriously, would you have known that they would do such a terrible thing? A political family like the Ampatuans are well respected, mind you, and would therefore be classified as a a family that would protect their name. Who would’ve known that they’d do a reckless deed such as killing 50 media personnel? That was a stupid move on their part, and the administration had no choice but to arrest the people involved.

    Mr. B. we are not saying Gibo is perfect. We are not saying he is the only one that can salvage the Philippines from the political unrest and violence and poverty, unlike all the bullshit that other candidates are claiming. But judging from Gibo’s actions, one can think that this guy is true to his word. He works silently, but with effort and result that few can justify against. I can also say the same thing for Richard Gordon. Don’t get me wrong, he’s also a top contender, but there’s just something about Gordon that I don’t trust. Something inherent in his character that I can’t explain. I can compare him to Willie Revillame. They’re on the same wavelength when it comes to helping people; they always want something in return. But that’s just my opinion. Take it any way you want.

    1. “Don’t get me wrong, he’s also a top contender, but there’s just something about Gordon that I don’t trust. Something inherent in his character that I can’t explain. I can compare him to Willie Revillame. They’re on the same wavelength when it comes to helping people; they always want something in return.”

      Funny, exactly my thoughts on Gordon too! To me, he always seem to come across as someone who tries very hard to be recognized, which diminishes the authenticity of their efforts.

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