Some thoughts while on the train on my way home.
May 9, 2016. Millions of Filipinos will cast their votes to elect a new set of government officials. This is so far the most intense election I have ever witnessed. Everyone is so passionate and wants his/her voice to be heard for the sake of our country, the Philippines. At some point, I blame the social media for the occassional chaos it brings during the campaign period, but at the same time, this is the easiest medium to defend and sell our chosen candidates.
songs of democracy
different voices, same tune
Before I proceed further, allow me to say Salamat Po (Thank You) to the current adminstration for all things they have done to our beloved country. It is far from perfect and lots of things still need to be improved but overall, I am a satisfied citizen.
As an OAV (overseas absentee voter), I voted few weeks early. It was my first time in Japan after a decade of staying here. Before I fill-in my ballot, I studied the platforms of each candidate, researched further if I needed more information, listen to opinions and discussions of others. But ultimately, the final decision was mine.
Of course, I want my candidate to win. But I only have ONE vote, like anybody else. All I have to do is to respect and accept the decision of the majority, whatever that is. After all, everyone wants a better Philippines.
I also pray for a clean, violence-free and honest election and hope that all broken relationships caused by this election will be healed.
At the end of the day, after the last ballot is read, you can either enjoy the sunset, have a sweet dream or start reflecting on what you can do to support the new administration. Don't forget to help yourself too.
God bless the Philippines.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay ang Pilipino.