Former Department of
National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro
has presented a personal video and urged the young Filipinos to see for themselves
what happened to the Philippines in the past especially in
the last two years.
in the world in the past two years. The private companies and other countries
quickly adjusted to the situation because of the pandemic, despite that they
also suffered,” Teodoro said.
Teodoro believed that
in the future, everyone, especially the young people, must think of recreating
the Filipino nation.
“We must create a new
Philippines. The past cannot happen again, otherwise, the system we experienced
in the past 30 to 40 years will continue and we cannot grow, and cannot
develop, and cannot react immediately to the health pandemic. Our environment
is not anymore suitable for a big number of people. The human resource cannot
anymore be used,” Teodoro said.
He suggested that we
should get the opinion of the young people and what their wishes and ambition
for the future are.
“This must start now
because this is a long-time process. Political and historical developments may
change. One example is the need to create new regions or clusters where the
municipalities and component cities will lead the development, and they will be
the center ot hub of services for the other communities. And then we devolve
power and resources to those metropolitan areas to be sub-regions with matching
good infrastructures,” Teodoro said.
For several times, he
said that the second runway of Mactan-Cebu International Airport must be
quickly built to accommodate bigger aircrafts and avoid congestion.
Teodoro said that
what is most important is the opinion of all people, especially the young
generation. Why create a political thing without the opinion of the dreams and
vision of the young people?
“So, we must have a
new Philippines for the new generation,” Teodoro said. ELIAS O. BAQUERO