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  • Gordon keen on 2010, seeks Arroyo backing
    By Fel V. Maragay - Manila Standard Today

    Senator Richard Gordon has not given up hope of being chosen standard-bearer of the administration party in the 2010 elections as he expressed willingness to join the newly-formed Lakas-Kampi party.

    Gordon also admitted to courting the support of President Arroyo, saying he does not consider her endorsement a “kiss of death.”

    “I don’t think anybody can say it’s a kiss of death because the presidency has done a lot of good things,” Gordon said.

    The senator and former mayor of Olongapo City declared his intention to seek the presidency when he led the launching of the Bagumbayan movement, which he plans to convert into a political party.

    He said that if he is accepted by the new administration party, it should be renamed Lakas-Kampi-Bagumbayan.

    “That is a possibility provided that we will agree on the issues that the Bagumbayan is fighting for,” Gordon said when asked by newsmen whether he may sign up with Lakas-Kampi.

    “We in Bagumbayan want to strengthen the capability and to restore the dignity of our country. We want to enable and ennoble our people. These goals can be achieved through effective and good governance.”

    A former secretary of tourism under the Arroyo Cabinet, Gordon ran and won as senator in 2004 under the administration banner. But after his election, he opted to be independent rather than be identified with the ruling Lakas.

    Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno, a stalwart of the administration party, recently stated that Gordon is considered a possible presidential bet of Lakas-Kampi. Puno himself is eyeing the vice presidential nomination of the ruling party.

    “I appreciate what Secretary Puno said of me. However, I am not yet a declared candidate. But I am thankful for his remarks that I am a bankable and popular candidate,” Gordon said.

    Gordon was conspicuously absent during last week’s assembly of Lakas and Kampi leaders where they formalized the merger of the two major parties. The affair was attended by Vice President Noli de Castro and Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro who are not members of either Lakas or Kampi but are being groomed to be the administration’s candidate for the presidency.

    There is little enthusiasm among Lakas-Kampi leaders about the presidential aspiration of Gordon, as well as Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando because of their dismal ratings in the presidential surveys.

    Gordon has been estranged with Malacañang since he, as chairman of the Blue Ribbon committee, investigated the P728-million fertilizer fund mess. The Palace was displeased when the committee released its report last February, which concluded that the President should be held responsible for the alleged fund anomaly.

    By Anonymous Fel, at 6/14/2009 10:20 PM  

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