Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Administration candidate: Gilbert Teodoro (Gibo Teodoro & Street Strategist)

Today, Sept 16, 2009, Lakas-Kampi chose bar topnotcher Gilbert Teodoro as presidential candidate....

way back in time... 9 years ago...


Hoping to discuss issues with Thads
Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr. November 5, 2002

I really enjoyed your column on the Juan Luna auction just as I have always enjoyed reading your past columns.

Your columns are not only well-researched and well-reasoned but they are presented in an easily digestible manner.

What struck me in your column today was your point about the vicious cycle whereby we Filipinos demand a service ex- power and the airport terminal and then try to get out of the consequences in what we feel is a bad bargain through the courts or through other agencies of the government. You also pointed out the fact that government remains indifferent in the first instance and then only reacts when foreigners get our assets after going through all the legalities for that matter. To me this is a case of crab mentality which is still endemic in our society, particularly in government. It is also the main reason for the inability of our national leaders to succeed.

Our legal and political system, to my mind, rather than discarding this trait actually reinforces it by allowing politics and public pressure to enter legitimate transactions and bargains. Foreign communities shall never regard us as worthwhile if we cannot present ourselves as a fair and reliable counterparty in economic transactions.

I think I've said enough for now, I just sensed from your column today that you feel the same way I do about government and our society.

I look forward to reading more of your columns in the future and I do hope we get to meet and discuss these issues.


Rep. 1'st District Tarlac

House of Representatives

N218 Batasang Pambansa