Who will be the next President in 2010???

Its too early to tell who will definitely run for Presidency on 2010 but a lot of aspirants are expressing their intentions to run. We, Filipinos, have ample time to assess who is the most competent and capable among the aspirants.. I already voted during the past two National Elections.. I voted for Raul Roco (R.I.P) in 1998 and Ping Lacson in 2004.. Unfortunately none of them won the Elections but still, I have no regrets. As of today, I think I will still vouch for Ping Lacson (unless Chiz Escudero would run hehe!).. Chiz is my ultimate idol in politics right now but still i think it's not the right time to target the presidency.. maybe Vice President is a wiser target!

As of early January 2008, five (5) names were being eyed for the topmost position in our country and they are: Vice President Noli de Castro, Sen. Manny Villar, Sen. Ping Lacson, Sen. Mar Roxas and the only lady among the torns, Sen. Loren Legarda.. Let me give you some information about the above mentioned names:


Manuel "Noli" Leuterio De Castro, Jr. (born July 6, 1949) is a politician and former broadcast journalist in the Philippines. De Castro was elected Senator in 2001 and was elected as Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines in 2004. He is also the current secretary for housing and urban development . He is the first independent Senatorial topnotcher and the first elected independent Vice-President.On January, 2008, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) directory officially listed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's personal advisers and assistants (undersecretaries, directors and assistant secretaries) in the total of 54. These exclude those under the offices of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye and their bureaus and agencies attached to the Office of the President. Vice President Noli de Castro's office pays only 3 officials: a chief of staff, an assistant chief of staff and a director for administration and finance. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Manuel "Manny" Bamba Villar, Jr. (born December 13, 1949) is a Filipino businessman and politician, currently the President of the Senate — the third highest ranking official of the Philippines. He has also served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 19982001, where he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada. He is the current president of the Nacionalista Party.

He assumed the senate presidency at the beginning of the Third Regular Session of the 13th Congress, as part of a power-sharing agreement with his predecessor Sen. Franklin Drilon. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II (born May 13, 1957) is a senator of the Philippines. He is the grandson of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas. Aside from native Filipino, he is of Spanish, Mexican, and Chinese blood, being a descendant of Antonio de Ayala and Domingo Roxas who were Basque-Spanish settlers in the Philippines, Antonio Fernandez de Roxas who was a Mexican settler in the Philippines and of the Acuñas who are of part-Chinese ancestry.

Roxas was born in Quezon City, Metro Manila. A graduate of Wharton School of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, Roxas worked as an investment banker, mobilizing venture capital funds for small and medium enterprises before running for public office.[1] He served as the Representative of the 1st District of Capiz from 1992 to 2000. His stint as Congressman was cut short after he was appointed by then Philippine President Joseph Estrada as Secretary of Trade and Industry describing him as a "seasoned investment banker". (Source: Wikipedia)

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Panfilo Morena Lacson (born June 1, 1948) is a retired Director-General of the Philippine National Police, and is currently a member of the Philippine Senate.

Born in Imus, Cavite, Lacson finished grade school at the Bayang Luma Elementary School and high school at the Imus Institute. He took up Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the Lyceum of the Philippines University. In 1967, he enrolled at Philippine Military Academy. He was given a commission in the Philippine Constabulary after his graduation in 1971. He earned a postgraduate degree of Master in Government Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 1996.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Loren Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino broadcast journalist and politician. In the 2004 Philippines general election, she ran for the position of Vice-President as the running mate of Fernando Poe, Jr. As of 2007, she is serving her second term as an incumbent senator in the Philippines. As a journalist, she had received the national honor of the Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) award and more recently she has received awards in the Davos World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow (GLT) and from the United Nations Environment Programme for her advocacy for the environment.

Loren was born on January 28, 1960 in Manila to parents from Antique Province. She has Spanish and Karay-a lineage and speaks Ilonggo, Tagalog, English, and her native Kinaray-a. (Source : Wikepedia)

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Hmmm... there you go, i gave you an idea.. you still have 2 years to think about it and decide.. Truly, the 2010 Presidential Election is worth the wait..

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2 comments to “Who will be the next President in 2010???”
Kevin Ray said...

Please check out the Mar Roxas for President in 2010 Blog at http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com


Meg said...

Anyone BUT Loren Legarda.