The College Lives of the
Presidential Candidates

Our latest offering is a series of stories about the gigs, gimmicks and exploits in college of three candidates for president — the Liberal Party’s Benigno C. Aquino III, the Nacionalista Party’s Manuel B. Villar Jr., and the Lakas-Kampi’s Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr.

These stories were written by communication students who are now working with the PCIJ on internship basis. We sent them out to field to discover how these candidates were like when they were students their age.

Our interns interviewed close friends and buddies of the candidates to get anecdotes and insights into the youthful persona of our subjects. As well, our interns mined libraries and private files for photographs to see how our candidates looked like many years ago, or before they heeded the call of politics.

It is our hope that this, our little journey back in time with our interns, could help inform and inspire our voters, most especially the young ones, to take their honored place as citizens on May 10, 2010.