Gibo gets a standing ovation from the Coryista Makati Business Club!
Business World, February 18, 2010:
THE COUNTRY’S premier business group yesterday said administration bet and former Defense secretary Gilberto "Gibo" C. Teodoro, Jr. of the Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) has presented clearer goals and plans of action compared to other leading presidential candidates.
Alberto A. Lim, Makati Business Club (MBC) executive director, said after the MBC general meeting that in contrast to Liberal Party (LP) bet Senator Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" C. Aquino III and Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Senator Manuel "Manny" B. Villar, Jr., who previously presented themselves to the group in separate occasions, Mr. Teodoro "pointed out specific programs, specific goals and specific time lines to achieve such goals. He’s very articulate... we think he’s very good."
The Gloria Arroyo non-issue is the only negative thing they have to say. They even admitted that Gibo "has a clean and unblemished image".
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At the presidential forum of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on February 16, 2010, this was the feedback (reported by Philippine Star):
PCCI vice chairman Donald Dee said “as usual Gibo (Teodoro) was most impressive.”
Speaking to reporters after yesterday’s presidential debate, Dee said Teodoro’s platform and answers stood out against other aspirants who attended the forum.
The PCCI panel, composed of representatives from various business organizations, was also reported to have been dazzled by Teodoro’s performance.
The panel was composed of Miguel Varela, chairman emeritus of PCCI; Alfonso Uy, president of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation; Edgardo Lacson, president of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines; Jesus Pineda, chairman of Philippines Inc.; Eusebio Tan, president of the Management Association of the Philippines and Gregorio Navarro, president of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.
Ortiz-Luis criticized the stand of Aquino on fiscal prudence. “I have never agreed with fiscal prudence. We should spend in accordance with our growth targets. We have to expand our economy,” Ortiz-Luis said.
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Gibo is also the choice of the Filipino-Chinese business community. See the report of Manila Bulletin, February 5, 2010.
Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential bet Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. is best to be at the helm of the country in times of national crises, a key leader of the Filipino-Chinese business community said Friday.
At the first council meeting of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII), Alfonso Uy, FFCCCII national president, said Teodoro’s extraordinary crisis leadership typifies the spirit of Filipino-Chinese volunteerism that is geared at mitigating the effect of disasters on peoples' lives without media fanfare and mileage.
“That is extraordinary leadership, when you do something good without expecting public adulation in return,” he said.
Teodoro was welcomed warmly by an enthusiastic gathering of the influential FFCCCII, which has 170 member-organizations nationwide.
Uy said that Teodoro, the assembly’s guest speaker, has been an active partner of the FFCCCII in the chambers’ activities in the latter’s capacity as chairman of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) until November of last year.
"During relief operations for typhoons Frank and Ondoy, we saw how effective, methodical and hardworking a crisis manger Secretary Teodoro is," Uy told the meeting to resounding applause by participants.