As Socrates had intimated, POLITICS, is a dirty business, where honesty has no place. Perhaps it has something to do with a politician wanting to please everybody, which of course is an impossible task. That is where little corruptions are born and grow into huge injustices, detrimental to the people the Government deemed to protect.
Vote For Change Tomorrow, Philippines!!!
Tomorrow, Filipinos can have their say and elect whomever they wish to become President and Vice President of the Philippines.
They can choose from five presidentiables.
Jejomar Binay Of all the candidates, Binay is the most professional one. He has mastered the art of self-promotion. He gives away little goodies wrapped in plastic bags embossed with his Binay name (in case you forget who gave them). He is forever campaigning. He never misses a chance.
Unfortunately, Binay has a very murky history. He expects respect and first class service duly given to his children, who are also in public service, even when it meant bending rules and regulations. It sounds like Binay thinks that if you are in charge you are somehow above the law!
There were plenty of alleged corruption issues that have surfaced against himself and his family as well.
The issue that really annoyed me the most was his alleged air-conditioned piggery. While majority of Filipinos are living below the poverty line, Binay’s pigs are living it up in the lap of luxury before they are carted to the market.
Rodrigo Duterte I am not sure whether he is a rough diamond or just plain rough 😉
From out of nowhere, Duterte has become the front runner candidate a la Donald Trump. This is really no surprise because of his platform. It really touched the very core of most Filipinos wanting real change; desperate for a real change.
Duterte said that within few months of becoming a President, he will rid the Government of corruption. He will use maximum force, which sounded like summary killing, especially to drug traffickers. He will also eradicate the unbelievable traffic in Metro Manila. A constant source of grief and stress to workers, students and tourists.
As much as his intentions are well and good for the promotion of good government, Duterte comes across as rather uncouth, a lecher, tactless and disrespectful.
When he was a mayor, an Australian woman who worked in Davao jail was raped and killed.
Duterte was heard bragging: “I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.”
He also had to apologise to Pope Francis I for cussing him because Duterte was inconvenienced by traffic for five hours during the Pope’s visit to the Philippines. There was an uproar from Roman Catholic Filipinos (You don’t want the Pope being called ‘son of a *****) The Pope very graciously told Duterte that he need not worry about it.
Grace Poe Llamanzares Grace Poe Llamanzares or simply Grace Poe is a neophyte. I would hazard a guess that some of those who would vote for her are really proxy voting for her dead adoptive father, Fernando Poe, Jr, the king of Filipino movie industry. The late Fernando Poe, Jr also ran for presidency, which he lost, but according to conspiracy theorists, the election was rigged.
It should be easy for Grace to run but her candidancy has been mired in controversy as well. Firstly, she acquired American citizenship, which she gave up only recently, she is also married to an American citizen. It would not be good to have an American as the First Gentleman.
Another issue is the controversy of her birth. The rumours that Ferdinand Marcos was her real father refuses to die a natural death.
Grace has not really made a great impact yet in the senate, her Freedom of Information is still lagging in the bottom annals of ‘to do list’.
Something positive for Grace is that her name gives her justice. She is graceful. 🙂
Mar Roxas Is the proverbial born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was born into a very well to do family.
Ordinary Filipinos don’t really take to him. His empathy appears to be sadly lacking, which was made more prominent during the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster. Despite images of Filipinos suffering from the heinous effect of the calamity, shown to the world audience, where thousands lost their lives, Roxas was insisting that the point of contact was the local rather than national government as per protocol, ergo, nothing really to do with him or PNoy.
Plus point, his wife would make a pretty First Lady, although she had an alleged history of assaulting a maid. LOL
Miriam Santiago In my book, she is the best candidate. She is erudite, she is funny & she has a good history in the senate. She doesn’t suffer fools gladly and she knows the nooks and crannies of the corridors of power.
The only thing that may make people to think twice about voting for her is her health. Miriam is not a well woman.
To vote for her, you have to make damn sure to vote for the best vice- president to take over from her.
Tomorrow, cast your vote for the candidate that can embody your truths, your ideals and hopes.
Always remember, YOU DESERVE WHO YOU VOTE! YOU PUT THEM THERE!