So the Philippines has a new president, but it seems they’re still wrangling over who’s going to be the number two guy in the country. I was musing about how we were all proven wrong when it seemed to be the popular opinion that Mar Roxas would be a shoo-in for the vice presidency. I heard about Jejomar Binay making a bid for the same post, but it never occurred to me that he would be the one giving Korina’s hubby a run for the money. And who would have thought that Erap would give them all a good fight for the presidency? Strange? Not in Philippine politics.
But I am hopeful.
I am saddened, though, that the talents of Gibo Teodoro have been overshadowed by the reputation of the party leaders he is affiliated with. I have always been a fan of Dick Gordon — ever since I heard him speak to a group of advertising agency hawks hoping to snag the then much-coveted Subic Bay Freeport Ad campaign contract in the early 90s.
Everyone had an opinion about how things would go — but watching the events unfold 10,000 miles away, I am just amazed at how the results have proven us wrong.