MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro and television host Eduardo Manzano filed their candidacies for president and vice president respectively at the Commission on Elections office in Manila.
Teodoro and Manzano will be running under the administration’s Lakas-Kampi-CMD.
“The filing of our CoCs [certificates of candidacy] is the first step to clinch our total victory in next year’s elections. We advocate total reform and continuation of programs under the proven leadership of Lakas-Kampi. We will not state our edge over other candidates because it is up to the people to decide on the advantages and nuisances of each candidate,” said Teodoro, the 57th candidate for president in the 2010 elections.