Teodoro tops mock polls among state scholars
By Jaime Laude
The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – Administration presidential candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. has topped a mock presidential election among students of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS).
Teodoro got more than half or 54 percent of the votes cast by 300 students, followed by Liberal Party’s Sen. Benigno Aquino III who received 19 percent; and Sen. Richard Gordon, 12 percent.
The PSHS, the country’s premier science high school, admits about two percent of around 18,000 applicants yearly.
“They may not yet be voters, but like all other Filipinos they are stakeholders in next May’s elections,” Teodoro’s campaign spokesman Mike Toledo said.
“These PSHS students are keenly aware and capable of separating the chaff from the grain when it comes to a candidate’s qualifications,” he said.