Press Release
November 13, 2009


Liberal Party President Senator Mar Roxas wished former Optical Media Board Chairman Eduardo Lorenzo "Edu" B. Manzano well after being picked by the administration as its candidate for the vice-presidency.

"Best of luck to Edu in 2010. Welcome to national politics. He is a worthy opponent," Roxas said. "Tiwala tayo na ang mga Pilipino ay pipili ng karapat-dapat at may mahusay na programa para sa tunay na pagbabago (I trust that Filipinos will choose their candidates based on a strong platform for real change)," added Roxas, who has been strongly performing on all surveys for vice president in the 2010 elections.

In a press conference on Friday, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno announced that the administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD has picked Manzano as running-mate of Department of National Defense Secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro.

Before Manzano and after Puno himself backed out of the vice-presidential race, Lakas-Kampi-CMD sought but failed to get Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, among others, as Teodoro's running-mate.

"The administration tried everything to get Vilma as Gibo's running-mate, but he now has to settle for Edu," he added.

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