2022: NO WIN in sight for Lacson and SECURITY CLUSTER candidates

EDSA 1 heroes Fidel V. Ramos became president of the Philippines while Juan Ponce Enrile and Gringo Honasan became senators. So too Marine General Rodolfo Biazon, who defended the Republic against Honasan military adventurisms. From the ranks of the Philippine National Police, Robert Barbers, Alfredo Lim and Panfilo Lacson became senators. Rebel soldier Antonio Trillanes was elected senator too. Thus, the security cluster (military and police) has been adequately represented in the Upper Chamber of the legislature.

For the 2022 presidential elections, we have Senator Ping Lacson running for President. His chances of electoral victory are almost nil since he is currently in 5th place and very far behind in the poll surveys.

Former Department of National Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro ran for President in 2010 as the standard bearer of the then Gloria Macapagal Arroyo administration. Gibo finished a very poor 4th place. In 2016, President Duterte was forming his Cabinet and announced in a press conference that he wanted Gibo to be his DND Secretary. Gibo declined the offer from the President. Then in 2021, when presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte was contemplating a 2022 presidential run, Gibo, from out of the blue, showed up in Davao to present himself as Sara’s vice presidential bet. Sara is running for vice president while Gibo is running for senator. Less than three months before the May elections, Inday Sara is leading the vice presidential race by a comfortable margin while Gibo is nowhere to be found in the Magic 12 or even in those with a slight chance of winning.

Former senators Trillanes (no chance) and Honasan (slight chance) need lots of extra push and good luck to be able to return to the Senate. Former PNP chief Guillermo Eleazar is destined to fail in his Senate quest. PMAer (Philippine Military Academy) and Duterte Cabinet member John Castriciones is staring at inevitable defeat. It did not help his cause by jumping over to the Isko Moreno for President camp. The majority of voters are in the Digong-BBM-Sara side so all Sec John had to do was to woo the pro-government citizens (President Duterte endorsed him for senator).

There you have it, the fearless forecast is a big ZERO for the security cluster for the 2022 national elections.

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