Peace Process

Philippine Elections

Posted on 2016/05/06

Everyone wants to have power in this world. Money defines their status quo in life. Through it, they can control everything they want. An existing class arises that controls the proletariat. It seems that, everything I read in the newspapers and articles, disparity would arise regarding these classes of people.

But, what define is, who can really be the President of this country? Are these differences or classes in the society illustrate his capabilities to serve this country? Or does it characterize his abilities to communicate or interact actively with the other countries? What if he is not an elite and just an ordinary man?

Educational and family background, achievements, connections, programs, standing in the society and issues are the requirements that people used to meet in choosing their candidate. But the questions are, are all of these enough to certify that the candidate can best serve his country? What if not? It is hard to commit mistakes, but we can only vote once.

Aside from that, during the time of election campaign, black propaganda is frequently seen and heard nowadays. You may see them in the televisions, hear them in radios or read them in the newspapers. Do they really need them, just to win? Do they really need to destroy the credibility of their opponents just to regain the attention and sympathy of the people? It is terrible to witness this kind of election. It is different compared in the past.

Other than that, others would accuse some institutions as unfair or it supports a candidate. It may question their way of reporting, the way it relays information’s or the way it reacts in a subject matter which is the hot issue at hand. Some would say that writers are being paid to hide the truth. If it is the way that they judge everything, who are the people you are going to trust? Who says the truth? Is everything you see a lie or not? Where is the truth? Are they hiding? Does someone hide them from us? What is really happening right now? How I wish this election would end already.

Consequently, May 9 election is getting near. Judgment time is getting closer. Until now, nobody is still perfect for that position. I am hoping that the person who will be chosen by the electorate will have the abilities to best serve this country with all his extent. He will be able to protect his people from harm, continue to develop more jobs, and maintain to improve international ties and the economy of this country.

“The Greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”—Ronald Reagan


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