3,000 Join Takbo Para Kay Gibo

On January 16, 2010, more than 3,000 people showed up at the fun run organized by Facebook volunteers of President Teodoro. With no advertising, no PR, no celebrities, people from all walks of life came. Some flew in from faraway provinces. Some flew in from abroad, just to join the run. Each one paid for their race kit that was sold in Nike stores.

An amazing phenomenon that shows people can tell whose cause is real and whose vision is true :)

my fave photo from the run, taken by the dad of Facebook fan Francis G

From Philippine Star:
3,000 join Gibo fun run

Updated January 17, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Around 3,000 runners supporting the presidential bid of Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. participated in a fun run at The Fort in Taguig City yesterday.

“I am humbled by the number of volunteers present here today,” Teodoro said, as he ran alongside the volunteers clad in Teodoro’s signature color, green. The run is dubbed “Go Green, Takbo Para sa Pagbabago.”

Joining Teodoro in the early morning run, which has three-kilometer and five-kilometer categories, is his wife, Rep. Tarlac 1st District Rep. Nikki Prieto-Teodoro, and Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita.

Ermita’s presence doused speculations on the supposed falling out of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD elders and leaders.

“This signals the snowballing of support. Rest assured that we will repay the trust of the people,” Teodoro said, adding that the outpouring of support “shows that efforts of disseminating information about our platform of governance are bearing fruit.” – Jaime Laude