Rant #4

I never liked Gilbert Teodoro.

In case anyone needs reminding, he was nothing but a Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lackey (I hated, and still hate, GMA, lol), which is a shame because he’s supposed to be a brilliant lawyer.

Teodoro was also the one who tried to talk Toto Mangudadatu into withdrawing his candidacy against Andal Ampatuan Jr., before the Maguindanao Massacre happened. We all know that what triggered the massacre was Mangudadatu challenging the Ampatuans’ reign. You might say, “Well, that was actually a good thing, right? Gibo trying to talk some sense into Mangudadatu. If he didn’t run, the massacre wouldn’t have happened.”

Except that why would you talk someone into not running for office, when the Philippines is a democracy? It’s everyone’s right to run for public office, if he or she satisfies the Comelec’s requirements. In case anyone needs reminding, it was GMA who asked Gibo to dissuade Mangudadatu to run against Ampatuan (lackey: “someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another.”) In case anyone needs reminding, it was the Ampatuans, with the aid of former Comelec commissioner Virgilio Garciliano (of the “Hello Garci” fame), who ensured that GMA would win in Mindanao (and where Fernando Poe Jr. got zero votes).

Gilbert Teodoro is now running as senator under the Bong Bong Marcos–Sara Duterte slate.

In case anyone needs reminding.

 
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