It's 1.30pm when me and my parents decided to vote for national election. At Precinct 131A, we found our names. As we enter, I almost forgot who I'm gonna vote. Tensed. That's what i felt at my first vote. Will my voice be heard? Have I voted wisely? I was able to fill up only 8 seats at senator's list. I wasted four remaining seats. ^sighs^. I realized that i wasted a part of my right as a citizen to be heard. I prepared much for this is my first time to feel i'm really a part of this country, the Philippines but i guess I came unprepared. I realized after submitting my form that in voting, we should fill all. Take my case for instance, I filled up only 8 names for senators, but still in the end, they will need 12.
Well, I guess being balimbing is better than to stick around with something that is against your political sense. Personally, I won't stay to a party group if I'm really true to the oath i have given, real service to humanity. I like it when Ex-President Estrada said that "Walang kaibi-kaibigan, walang kama-kamag-anak. Ang batas ay batas." Did you get what I mean? If the party group you belong has the same political sense and what they are fighting is the same as yours, then why oppose? and if you really mean service, would you still stick to your old political party group is they got tempted with something you don't that isn't right and justifiable?
Campaign ads and tons of promises:
Let's face it. Everyone in this country is corrupt. In the corrupt sense, we are one of them. Everyone sees and smells money during election campaign. We uses on another to go to our primary intention. We, citizens think that someone if seated, will be corrupt without even letting them do what they can prove to us. In their own sense, they tried to implement their plans, they tried to raise everyone's issue but during the implementation, no one is willing to participate. did we show any respect then to the persons we voted for? We gave them the authority to lead us to a better nation but we seem to be blind and deaf. What's the point of voting? We sell our votes, we rebel, do we have right in the first place?
I just have this thinking guys that ranking surveys and all stuff plus talking about who's who should be stopped before election. We live in a world full of gossip talks and admit it, we all believe most of them. we all get influenced ad that's what i hate during election. "Kung sino ang matunog sa masa, un na rin ang iboboto ng karamihan. kaysa nga naman masayang ang boto nila. eh di doon na lang sila sa sigurado na na mananalo" what a stereotype. Election is not about popularity. it's not in the name. it's in what they can do.