2010 Elections

To the staff of MAGDALO and the students and faculty of Emilio Aguinaldo College,

Today is May 10, 2010, the day of the Philippines’ first automated elections.

This is a watershed moment in our country’s history, as Filipinos are looking for change after nine years of pain under the Pampanga Midget. Our youth, in particular, are determined to pick leaders of strong convictions, good qualifications, and a feverish love of country. Our paper featured the people seeking the highest post in the land, but the wrong man wrote something that was better left seen and expressed from a student’s perspective.

Who do you want to choose as this country’s Chief Executive? The President’s Son, the Real-Estate Magnate, the Licensed Pilot, the Convicted-yet-Unrepentant Felon, the Environmentalist, the Conservative Catholic, the Theocratic Wannabe, the Man from Subic, or the Tomboy?

Some candidates at every level are worthy of our vote, others are just desperate fools wanting to hold on to the echelons of power or seek them instead.

The choices we make today will shape the destiny of a nation for the next six years.

As Emilians, we must take the stand for what we believe is right for our country. We may not vote for the same candidates, but the variety of options seen in our ballots are proof that the Filipino has the choice to do something good. Don’t ever let anyone force their choices on you and over the next few weeks, we must make sure that no one gets funny ideas about Garcifying the vote. When all the votes are counted and the winners have been elected, it is now up to us to be vigilant and ensure that they will do a good job running our country.

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Good luck at the precincts. God bless you all.

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