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and achievements aired in TV and radio advertisements, public opinion changed and Gordon won andreceived the fifth highest number of votes from the electorate.During the 13th Congress (2004–2007), as Chairman of the Senate Committee of ConstitutionalAmendments and Revision of Laws, he upheld the supremacy of the Constitution at all times. Thoughhe may not have voted for the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, he took an oath to preserve anddefend it. He insisted on the lawful process of Charter Change only according to the process set forthin the Constitution. He opposed the method of Constituent Assembly or "con-ass" initiated by PresidentArroyo and House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr., which was possible in the 1935 Constitution butunlawful in the current Constitution, as well as the dubious Sigaw ng Bayan People's Initiativeand was one of the triumphant parties in the case of Lambino and Aumentado vs. COMELEC, G.R. No.174153, October 25, 2006.He also preserved the separation of powers in government and asserted the Senate’s constitutionalright and duty to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation against Executive Order No. 464 in Senate, etal. vs. Ermita, G.R. No. 169777, April 20, 2006, and Executive Order No. 1 in Sabio vs. Gordon, et al.,G.R. No. 174340, October 17, 2006.He was also responsible for the passage of Republic Act No. 9369 — or the Automated ElectionsSystem to obviate cheating and post election controversies and protests that hound Philippineelections.On April 9, 2008, Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor in Bataan, President Arroyo signed into lawRepublic Act No. 9499- Gordon's Veterans Bill. The Filipino World War II Veterans Pensions andBenefits Act of 2008 amends Sections 10 and 11 of Republic Act No. 6948, as amended, by removingthe prohibition against our veterans receiving benefits from the United States government. Before thelaw was signed, the Philippine government benefits of veterans would be revoked once they weregranted benefits by the United States government. Because of Gordon’s advocacy and persistence,this prohibition is now eliminated, and Filipino veterans will now be able to receive any form of benefitfrom any foreign government without losing the benefits given to them by the Philippine government.He was the principal author of the National Tourism Policy Act of 2009 or Republic Act 9593,declaring a national policy for tourism as an engine of Investment and employment, growth andnational development that was signed by President Arroyo in Cebu on May 12, 2009 and witnessed bythe country's tourism private sector.
GILBERTO “GIBO” COJUANGCO TEODORO, JR.
In a time of great change, a beacon is needed to guide the Filipinos. Gilberto “Gibo” Cojuangco Teodoro, Jr. can be that beacon.Gibo is the only son of former Social Security System (SSS) administrator Gilberto Teodoro, Sr. andformer Batasang Pambansa member Mercedes Cojuangco-Teodoro. During his elementary and highschool days at Xavier School in San Juan City, Gibo was the tall, lanky, and curly-haired kid who woreteeth and back braces. But the young Gibo was exceptionally smart and genial. He may have comefrom a prolific family, but Gibo was neither sheltered nor a snob. Growing up, he had an early taste of politics and he showed great interest for public service..
STRONG SENSE OF JUSTICE
He was elected Kabataang Barangay president in his hometown Tarlac in 1980 and concurrentlybecame Central Luzon Kabataang Barangay president for five years. He was bona fide member of theSanguniang Panlalawigan of Tarlac from 1980 to 1986.