After an hour of deliberation at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City, the Lakas-KAMPI-CMD Party’s National Executive Committee has selected Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro as its standard-bearer for the 2010 Presidential Elections. The committee voted 44-5 in favor of Teodoro. As a result, Teodoro would contend against his cousin, Sen. Noynoy Aquino of the Liberal Party, among many others that may announce their bid for the Presidency as the start of the filing of the Certificates of Candidacy in COMELEC on November 20 nears.
Teodoro was selected over MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, who said he might still pursue his presidential bid without the party’s support.
Secretary-General Gabriel Claudio, who made the announcement, said that the committee wanted DILG Secretary Ronaldo Puno to be Teodoro’s running-mate.