Go Out and Vote

Posted by Papa Sez | Sunday, October 24, 2010

I made the same plea in May and I am going to do it again today- GO OUT AND VOTE! This 2010 Barangay and SK Elections is a continuation of the process of change the Philippines is undergoing, i.e. towards political maturity and economic prosperity.

Regardless of one's political affiliation and preference, your right to vote is a moral obligation to yourself and your children and their future. Some of us have heard of or even witnessed the old practices and dirty tricks of money politics in our own locale. Some of us were repulsed and disgusted, while others had to bear with it because of poverty and similar reasons. It's easy to get frustrated and discouraged because of the shameless acts of vote-buying and underhanded tactics, an obvious backslide to the progress made during the May 2010 elections.

Others may be angered, while many more may just clam up and refrain from participating in a tainted exercise. However, I believe that it is not in our interest to abstain or boycott the elections ("walang kwenta yan...wala ring mangyayari"). It is also not in our best interest to be cynical ("pare-pareho lang yan sila" or "basta kumita ako").

I hope we go out today to vote not because of fear, of frustration, of despair, of cynicism. Let's vote today because of hope...hope that it's an important step towards a better future of our community. Let's all be hopeful and see our dreams and aspirations unfold...not immediately but eventually...in the right time.

P. S. You only have until 2pm today to cast your vote.

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About Us (circa 2009)

Our journey led us to this place. A little more than 10 years ago we began our journey as husband and wife. Three years later, we found ourselves with two bundles of joy- a daughter and then a son. They're the children we've dreamed of having.

About five years since the birth of our son, an unexpected gift came- a younger brother to our school-age kids. And soon enough, a baby girl arrived to round the family membership.

Brave was a term used by a friend to describe us. Challenging... and loving it -- yeah, this journey is not for the faint of heart.