CEBU Gov. Gwen Garcia last Saturday vowed victory for Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate and former defense secretary Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro in the province.

“One Cebu is for Gibo, so Cebu is Gibo country,” she said.

That’s like telling Gibo, “Come to where the votes are. Come to Gibo Country.”

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A day later, an ally, Rep. Nerissa Soon-Ruiz (Cebu, 6th district), left Lakas to support Nacionalista Party’s Sen. Manny Villar.

Ruiz, who is running for Mandaue City mayor, said her leaders found Villar a “presidential bet that has the interest of our city in his heart.”

Well, so much for Gibo country where defections also are.


Loren Legarda may have improved her chances of getting a huge chunk of Cebu’s over 2.2 million votes after Gov. Gwen picked her as One Cebu’s vice presidential bet.

Senator Loren and Gov. Gwen share the same passion for protection of women’s rights and the environment.

The lady senator may have just found a new route to the presidency.


No Cebuano made it to Once Cebu’s choices for the Senate.

Gov. Gwen said One Cebu’s choices must champion Cebu and have sought One Cebu’s support.

We should be glad non-Cebuanos are now the one’s championing Cebu’s cause.

But what does that make of former senator Serge Osmeña, former governor Lito Osmeña and former Court of Appeals justice Regalado Maambong?


Someone asked me about the big number of people running for elective posts.

Is it for the money?

Some 49,996 bets are vying for 17,999 elective posts in the May 10 polls, including 230 district representatives, 57 party-list representatives, 80 governors and 137 city mayors.

Perhaps all they want is to serve their fellow countrymen.


At least 81 percent of Filipino voters trust the accuracy of the automated voting system to be used in the May 10 elections compared to that used in past elections, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

But politicians who intend to cheat or cry they were cheated when they lose in the elections, would never trust any voting system unless they are declared winners.