The 2010 Philippine Elections Top Presidential Bets

The 2010 Philippine Elections Top Presidentiables

The Philippine electoral process was its glorious moments once again as democracy was very alive and kicking this was evident with the throngs of aspirants for next year's election filed their COCs this December 1 and 2, 2009. Presidential hopefuls emerged and finally filed their COCs. Additionally, some prominent figures filing their respective COCs to run for various positions.Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, Sen. Manny Villar, Defense Secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro, Former President Joseph Estrada, Sen. Richard Gordon, Brother Eddie Villanueva and Environmentalist Nick Perlas are the leading and most noted personalities that completed the cast of Presidential aspirants. There are 81 hopefuls that filed their candidacy for the President, but Commission on Election (COMELEC) will inevitably cull this list, and only those with huge followers and ample political machinery will not be shortlisted.
 

More Questions than answers...

Noynoy Aquino, the survey's current frontrunner. Can Noynoy sustain his popularity in the months ahead?
Noynoy Aquino, the survey's current frontrunner. Can Noynoy sustain his popularity in the months ahead?
One of the darling of the masses especially the folks in the market places, Mar no doubt can help his Buddy Noynoy. Can he however stave-off the challenge put up by Loren Legarda and other VP bets?
One of the darling of the masses especially the folks in the market places, Mar no doubt can help his Buddy Noynoy. Can he however stave-off the challenge put up by Loren Legarda and other VP bets?

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

The son of the late former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and the late Philppine Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, is currently leading in the recent surveys conducted few months ago. Expected to be one of the front runners, Aquino's vast strength and growing popularity could be attributed by different factors:
1. Popularity of his parents, who are very famous figures in the Philippine Politics. The death of former Philippine President Coazon Aquino's death few months ago reminded Filipinos the moral leadership she provided and the ouster of a dictator.
2. Popularity of her actress-sister Kris Aquino. Being a host in the country's one of the most widely viewed gaming show in primetime has a great impact on Noynoy's candidacy. Kris' popularity certainly help in making their surname even more popular.The surname Aquino is a household name already and this alone gives Noynoy a clear distinct edge.
3.Strong tandem with Mar Roxas who is running as Noynoy's partner as a Vice Presidential bet. Mar Roxas could've been a serious contender for President but opted to give way and sacrifice his political ambitions and rather decided to help and reinforce the Presidential bid of his best Buddy Noynoy.
4. The exodus of politicians to Noynoy's poilitical bandwagon surely dealt a severe blow to the administration party.
Noynoy's Liberal Party however is one of the weakest in the country, but the influx of politicians migrating to their political turf will surely augment the party's popularity in the days ahead.

New to politics Gibo squeaked past rival Bayani Fernando as administration party standard bearer. Can Gibo pull the rug from under his opponents in the presidential race? Credit: Flickr.com
New to politics Gibo squeaked past rival Bayani Fernando as administration party standard bearer. Can Gibo pull the rug from under his opponents in the presidential race? Credit: Flickr.com
The Video Regulatory Board Chairman Edu is a popular actor/TV show host. Will Edu's popularity will help him and partner win in the coming elections?
The Video Regulatory Board Chairman Edu is a popular actor/TV show host. Will Edu's popularity will help him and partner win in the coming elections?

Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro

Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro - Virtually unknown in the political arena, Gilbert Teodoro who out MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernanado for the right to be the standard bearer of the vaunted administration party LAKAS-Kampi-CMD. Teodoro is slowly gaining populairty thanks to the series of TV and radio campaigns he is getting from nationwide.
The country's National Defense Secretary will lean on political machinery of the Administration, meaning Teodoro will enjoy the privilege of campaigning without worrying about the expenses.
Teodoro Edu Manzano, a popular actor here in the Philippines was tapped as his runningmate.

One of the formidable tandem in the coming Philippine Elections. Can their partnership blend well on time to win the hearts of the voters? Credit:news.yahoo.com
One of the formidable tandem in the coming Philippine Elections. Can their partnership blend well on time to win the hearts of the voters? Credit:news.yahoo.com

Manny Villar

Senator Manny Villar is expected to be one of those who will figure prominently in the coming elections, the Nacionalista Party's bet for President is determined to come out with a strong showing and will surely bank on his experience and expertise in economy to win the hearts of the voting populace.
The presidential aspirations of Villar is further boosted with his alliance with still a force to reckon with Loren Legarda, a journalist turned Senator. The Villar-Legarda tandem is indeed one of the tough tie-up to beat.

Can Estrada summon his old charismatic form. Can he still captivate the people that supported him last time he vied for presidency. Can Binay overhaul the lead of his rivals for the Veep position? Credit: news.yahoo.com
Can Estrada summon his old charismatic form. Can he still captivate the people that supported him last time he vied for presidency. Can Binay overhaul the lead of his rivals for the Veep position? Credit: news.yahoo.com

Joseph "Erap" Estrada

Although didn't perform well in the recent surveys, the former Philippine President who is ousted by a "People's Power Revolt II," is setting his sight to the position he once hold. The odds is against him yet the very famous actor turned politician who once captured the hearts and imagination of the masses will once more weave his old magic of luring his die-hard fans, and supporters.
Jejomar Binay the former Makati City Mayor, who initiated and implemented programs that helped his constituent enjoy the wealth of his City is reinforcing Estrada's political undertakings.

Will the tandem of Gordon and Fernando pull strings of upsets in the coming elections? They are ideal leaders as well, but they must overcome great odds to win in the coming elections. Credit: yahoo.new.com
Will the tandem of Gordon and Fernando pull strings of upsets in the coming elections? They are ideal leaders as well, but they must overcome great odds to win in the coming elections. Credit: yahoo.new.com

Richard "Dick" Gordon

Sen. Dick Gordon is well-known for inspiring the Nation with the great development that he penciled, planned and initiated in Olongapo is also joining the wild and fierce battle for Presidency. Gordon who is the man behind the spirit of volunteerism that propelled Olongapo City to progress despite the closure of the American bases in the city. MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando is joining Gordon's ticket as a Vice Presidential bet.

Here are some prominent personalities that signified their intentions in running for various poistions in the country.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - is also eyeing a seat in the congress. Her very recent political moves, made her at the headline of the country's top newspapers. Philppine Star carried a headline denouncing Arroyo on their December 2, 2009 issue, "GMA Addict to Power," and Philippine Inquirer's was also pissed off with the Philippine, as its headline on December 1, 2009 issue was bannered by "GMA bid sparks outrage." Arroyo is perhaps using the congressional seat as a springboard to the House Speakership, the fourth highest position in the nation.

Manny Pacquiao - the Pacman was also keen on serving the people as he also filed his COC and is eyeing a seat in the Congress in his home province Sarangani. The multi-millionaire and most decorated boxer in the world however lost in the last election, and this time Pacquiao is determined to change the tide on his favor.

Adel Tamano, son of a former senator, Tito Sotto a popular comedian/actor turned Senator, Joey De Venecia, NBN ZTE whistle-blower and son of the Speaker of the House, Jose "Joe" De Venecia and leader of the aborted Oakwood Mutiny Col. Ariel Querubin filed are just some of the other well-known personalities that filed their respective COCs for various positions.


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Comments 39 comments

pogi 6 years ago

yehey si erap na presidente,,,,binoto ko sya.hehehee


saldy 6 years ago

gibo


yuyu 6 years ago

go Gibo


jude 6 years ago

erap kami!!!para sa mahirap...

"EMO"

Erap para sa..

Mahirap..para..

Okey...

hehehehehehe...

c erap ang nag sugpo ng mga MILF di2 sa amin..

dahil ky erap wla ng nang gugulo d2 sa cotabato..


choi 6 years ago

go villar, goodluck po sa inyo...


Jha 6 years ago

Kaming walang kibo, ay para kay GIbo!


razel 6 years ago

Gibo parin!!! Sulong gibo!!


martin 6 years ago

tang..ina


mariel 6 years ago

ewan!! kay Gibo nlng ako..


jane 6 years ago

gibo pa rin ako!!


noemi 6 years ago

EDDIE AKO!!!

make a change for the Filipino's and for the world!!!

DAPAT UNG MAY TAKOT SA DIYOS at may DIYOS SA PUSO


jm 6 years ago

corruption will never be gone here in the phil, maybe not your bet but the one who surrounds your bet or your cabinet. choose the one with brains, personality and the will. not just because of popularity. vote wisely.

i'm for gibo.. "galing at talino, hindi mgpapadala s hangin ng iba"


6 years ago

may the best candidate winnnnn!!!!!!!


bill 6 years ago

i wanna ask, why there was long description pertaining to Liberal Party Standard Bearer, Sen. Aquino as compared to the other presidential candidates.. hmmmmm... may bahid na rin ng corruption...


Taiwan-OFW 6 years ago

As for me and my family...

The best would be Gordon and Bayani!!!

My prayer is for them to win!!!

Go for a change!!!


grancis 6 years ago

anu ba yan si bro eddie dapat si noynoy for ur information wala nga pahid ng corruption ang administration ng aquino pero alam nyu ba ang hacienda luisita mag bro eddie nalang para for sure 100% no corruption!^_^


vicela 6 years ago

the ONLY credible presidentiable candidate isn't listed there. Filipinos should select a truly capable man who have deep love for God and compassion for the filipino people, without hidden agenda and have heroic blood - BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA is the man. BANGON PILIPINAS!!! kay EDDIE na tayo..


elise 6 years ago

Gibo gibo bibo kami Huhuhuhuhuhuh vote gibo galing at talino sulong gibo


jil 6 years ago

Vote for Bro. Eddie "pagbabago" sisimulan na.. God Bless!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot for the visit guys...


ichabod 6 years ago

it's nice to hear "no corruption, no poor people", but the real score is clear - ALL POLITICAL ASPIRANTS ARE RICH ,AND MOST VOTERS ARE POOR. It would be benificial if we turn our attention to hardworking and better our lives, not depending on political propagandas.


leolornz 6 years ago

want change? vote bro. Eddie! even if all running for presidents will say they will not corrupt, sila ay para sa mahirap, siya ang tatapos sa kahirapan & even if he is the most excellent man in the world if he has no fear in God still our country will be miserable. The only thing we can be sure for changes is to select a God fearing man and that is Bro Eddie. Bro Eddie is the right one because he is a God fearing man.


sweetronzkie 6 years ago

Wala na kaming comments sa iba.Basta LP...Laging Panalo.Vote NoyMar!!!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot emie for the visit, I visited your hub and it is timely and well-written and awesome too...


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Hey GH, I just published a new hub about the presidential candidates :). Want to check it out?


ROTTEN 6 years ago

NoyNoy is the right one for President, no record for any corruption that I heard


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

thanks a lot guys for the time to visit my hub. Good day all.

@dyesebel- yeah it is

@Sir Jonathan - I prefer Dick, but Aquino's administration then was the cleanest, so my pick is Noynoy. Thanks a lot for the visit.


Gel 6 years ago

Running a country is not all about economic thing. Leadership is an overall moral obligations that is balanced to all social levels. The world is going so materialism attributed from globalization and all about money, mone, money! Holistically speaking this country has its subtle purpose given that only tose who can look deeply, widely or globally can see these. Agonized about our identity? We are to be a simple nation. A model to the world that all things are not to be of a "corporate nature". Republic of the Philippine Company,Corporation, Incoparated, you like? Single global monetary system he bible say is Real!

Many candidates in past elections say they have the brain, but what happened? If they have so much, hen why still run and not give it to others? If one is very inspired by people who marked our history and being careful of there reputation as o confine themeselves around the atmosphere of morality with religeous buffering that the world needed, why not?

Noynoy is more experienced than Cory who have the cleanest record in Philippine Presidential History!


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jonathanacosta17 6 years ago from Philippines

i'm for gibo. he alone has the brains for presidency. villar is suspect and noynoy is just riding on his parents' coattails. they are all ambitious. as for their intentions? who knows..


athalia 6 years ago

Bat wala si Bro. Eddie....???? uhmmm i would like to inform you that there is someone who is more than qualified to be our president.. maawa naman kayo sa aming mga kabataan sa sa mga sususnod n henerasyon, pag isipan nyong mabuti ang pag pili...


virgel_vallejos@yahoo.com 6 years ago

villar at gibo lang ang qualified for president..


virgel_vallejos@yahoo.com 6 years ago

villar at gibo lang ang qualified for president..


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dyesebel10 6 years ago from USA

may the best candidate win!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

okay po good luck pos a manok nyo po...


ross soriano 6 years ago

kami d2 erap parin,matatalino nga jan yung iba kay erap meaning mas magaling yan magnakaw.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah it is these are still the top contenders... :D


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi GH, who are the contenders now, are they still the same?

keep on Prof, Maita


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Ano ba title article ikaw naman... :D


alan 7 years ago

bkit puro sikat lang nkalagay pano nman yung ibang presendentiables..dapat walang kinikilingan dba 8 lahat yun..

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