Meet the Philippines 2010 Vice – Presidential Candidates

Who are the candidates for Vice – President for Philippines’ 2010 elections?

As a follow up on my hub: Meet the Philippines 2010 Presidential Candidates, listed below are the candidates for my country’s Vice – President.

Choosing a good Vice – President may not be as crucial as choosing a good President but actually, it is as important if we also vote for the right person on the second highest position of the land. Although the Vice – President does not have as much power as the President has, a major criterion (at least for me) is to choose a Vice – President who is equally capable of running our country just in case the President suddenly steps down from his / her position (due to one reason or another).

Listed below are the Vice – Presidential candidates for this year’s national elections and a bit of a background for each of them. As with the previous hub, this hub is not, by any means, recommending any particular candidate or political party and should not be taken as such.

Jojo Binay (courtesy of:
Jojo Binay (courtesy of:
Dominador Chipeco (courtesy of:
Dominador Chipeco (courtesy of:
BF Fernando (courtesy of:
BF Fernando (courtesy of:
Loren Legarda (courtesy of:
Loren Legarda (courtesy of:

1. Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay

Jojo Binay is the running mate of Erap Estrada. He is the incumbent mayor of Makati City, one of the most (if not the most) progressive cities in the Philippines. Makati City is home to some of the biggest companies, businesses and malls in the country and boasts of great infrastructure and good public services (in the form of free hospitalization for the poor, particularly the elderly, and free education). He has held the position of mayor for two nine / ten – year terms (1988 to 1998 and 2001 to present).

Jojo Binay is a lawyer by profession. He prides himself of having humble beginnings and working himself up to where he is right now. He originally planned to run for the presidency but chose instead to become the running mate of former President Estrada.

2. Dominador Chipeco

Dominador Chipeco is the Vice – Presidential candidate of JC De Los Reyes (the youngest candidate for Presidency, he’s only 40 years old!). He is also a lawyer by profession and is the current director of St. John Colleges, Inc. From reading his profile, it would seem that this is the first time he is venturing into the world of politics.

3. Bayani ‘BF’ Fernando

Known for his sometimes controversial programs / actions as a former head of the Metro Manila Development Authority (he had waiting sheds painted pink!), BF Fernando is the running mate of Richard Gordon. They are tagging themselves as the real ‘reformist’ in the political arena and the two candidates who have the real ‘political will’. BF Fernando is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He has launched various projects in his bid to make Metro Manila more beautiful and to lessen the (very bad) traffic situation. Whether he is successful or not, I’ll leave it to the Metro Manila residents to decide.

BF Fernando’s wife is the incumbent mayor of MarikinaCity.

4. Loren Legarda

The only female candidate for the Vice – President position, Loren Legarda is the running mate of Manny Villar. This is her second bid for the same position.

Loren Legarda started her career as a TV newscaster in one of the top TV channels of the country. She was voted as senator two times (1998 and then 2007). Both times, she was the number one voted senator. Her advocacies include good governance, environmental protection, preservation of culture and sustainable development. She is also keen on protecting the rights of women and children.

The New Commercial of Jojo Binay

The Next 3 Vice - Presidential Candidates

Edu Manzano (courtesy of:
Edu Manzano (courtesy of:
Mar Roxas (courtesy:
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Jun Yasay (courtesy of:
Jun Yasay (courtesy of:

5. Edu Manzano

The running mate of Gibo Teodoro (the standard – bearer of the current president’s political party), Edu Manzano is a known local actor and TV host. He first ventured into politics when he ran for vice – mayor of Makati City. He ran for mayor of the same city in 2001 but lost to the incumbent Mayor Binay. Thereafter, he became the chairman of the Optical Media Board, an organization specifically formed to combat media piracy. This is his comeback in the political arena.

6. Mar Roxas

Tagged as ‘Mr. Palengke’ (palengke is the local term for wet market here), Mar Roxas is the running mate of Noynoy Aquino. He was the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, a position he held twice under two different presidents (Erap Estrada and Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo). He resigned from his position in 2004 to run as a senator, where he was elected with the most number of votes (20 million) ever obtained by any national candidate. His nickname was derived from his successful 2004 campaign as a man intent on making the lives of those vendors in the wet market better (vendors are identified with the masses).

Mar Roxas comes from an old political family. His grandfather is the late president, Manuel Roxas, while his father was the former senator Gerry Roxas. He is married to Korina Sanchez, a known TV host and newscaster, whom he married in 2009. He previously planned to ran for the presidential position (a fact he already announced last year) but chose to slide down to the vice presidential position to give way to his friend, Noynoy Aquino.

7. Perfecto ‘Jun’ Yasay Jr.

Another lawyer candidate, Jun Yasay is the Vice – Presidential candidate of Eddie Villanueva. Jun Yasay is the former chairman of the Philippine Securities and Commission, a position he held from 1995 to 2000. In 2000, he stood up to the then president – Erap Estrada and his stance eventually led to the impeachment trial of President Estrada. Off the political world, he also owns and runs his own law firm, in partnership with other lawyers.

Loren Legarda's latest commercial

Final Words

Once again, this hub (as with the other one) is not meant to promote a single candidate or political party. The information presented here are the results of research made plus my personal knowledge of the political background of several of the candidates. That said, if you're a Filipino reader, please don't forget to answer my poll below.

Vote wisely and may the best candidates win!

A Poll About the Vice - Presidential Candidates

If you're a Filipino, who will you vote as Vice - President this coming May 2010 elections?

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

wow, even Edu hehe, Thank you emie, good to read about the Vice--Presidentiables, Whom are you voting this time, are you decided yet? ROXAS must be popular there?? Maita

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Maita. Haven't decided yet who will I vote for Vice - President but I really like Mar Roxas. He is popular here, very much so, even before he married Korina hehehe.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a very informative and interesting hub but as to choose it is for me impossible.

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello, that's okay. Seeing your comment in my hub is more than enough. Thanks :).

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digitalexplorer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

My former boss is one of them! He is also an Urban Planner like me! During his early political career, I like him very much but now it seems that the Philippine politics changed him!

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Urban Planner! uhm, wonder who that is? LOL I'm intrigued. Anyways, thanks for visiting my hub. Hope you voted here (if not in the actual elections). Seems Mar Roxas is leading even in the virtual world.

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Your hubs makes me wonder that is there any niche in the world she can't write about. If there were any, they won't be more than a few. Keep up the good work lady!

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

There are, lots of them actually :). Thanks for the wonderful words UH.

Monique 6 years ago

wow i really voted for MAR ROXAS because i know he has a good intention and he is good in vocabulary he can explain things well and he is natural. I know that Philippines would have a very good future with mar

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Monique. I like Mar Roxas too. I think he would win hands down as our vice president.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Well, I had to vote for Edu Manzano, because I already voted for Gibo Teodoro! Well, whoever wins this, you're going to have to write a hub about it! It's only fitting, isn't it? Thanks again, Emie! Oh, I mean Salamat! :D

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

You're welcome dohn. I'm hoping I will be able to write something about the winner. I really hope we'll have a good election this year.

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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

Thanks for sharing about your election process. I always find politics interesting.

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

You're welcome SweetiePie.

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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for the info. My top 2 choices for vice president would be binay or mar. i still don't know who among these two would be a better vp.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Hehehe Mar is my choice but also like Bayani... emie please find time to read my email to you hayz, I have difficulty in extracting my adsense check into cash... Btw I opted the dollar denomination hayz...

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Borge_009, yup you're right. It would seem that we have a better roster of vice - president candidates than presidential candidates :). I haven't still made up my mind although I'm leaning towards Mar Roxas. I always liked him, even when he was still the DTI secretary.

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey GH. sorry took me this long to respond. Brown-outs here are getting longer and longer and are occurring every day already. I'll try to answer it.

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fullboz 6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

brayan 6 years ago

kay binai tau. wag n c mar roxas

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portemrj 6 years ago

go mhar......!

Donna 6 years ago

c Roxas lang nman ang deserving to have that position... i go for mar,.,

roger 6 years ago

ako kay binay maganda ang ginawa niya sa makati.

Bernie 6 years ago

The Binay campaign has attributed the consistent erosion of

Roxas’ lead to more and more people finding out that Roxas was one of

Sen. Ralph Recto’s allies in pushing for the passage of eVAT in 2004.

eVAT was President Arroyo’s tax measure to address the budget deficit.

Roxas has said there’s nothing wrong with eVAT. Binay

has been opposed to eVAT since 2004.

mae 6 years ago

binay tayo!!

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

To all who posted their comments,

Thank you very much for your comments. If everybody in our country will be as honest and straightforward in their answers as you and will just be as concerned about the future of our country, I think we have a chance to go forward again.

To those who voted,

Thank you for your votes. Although this hub and the poll are not formal, by any means, you still took the time to vote (and to leave your comments). I will formally close the polling on May 9. Again thank you and I hope that, for the sake of our country and our people, the best candidate will win.

keith jasmine r. macalino 6 years ago

pls vote for mar roxas beacause roxas can change the phillipines pls i beg you pls go out and vote vice president mar roxas if you vote jejomar binay the phillpines will going to be a corrupt you know jejomar binay steal 10 billion in makati pls

go out and vote mar roxas pls i beg you

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