By: Elena Grace Flores
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on his renewed offer to Gilbert Teodoro or “Gibo” as Defense Secretary: ‘I hope he does accept’ – as he is moving Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in another country as an “ambassador” yjay has been vacated for a period of time.
Teodoro used to be the philippine President’s lawyer and the defense post was initially offered to him last May 22, but Gibo needed time to consult his family and so Duterte appointed retired army general Lorenzana instead.
Teodoro, is 52, and a former congressman plus presidential candidate, who had served as defense chief of the Arroyo administration. He was a crowd favorite but his capabilities could not beat the staged popularity of Benigno Aquino III during the election at that time.