My favorite hashtag on this election is #wagpiliindahiltrending. Sikat kaya dun ka? Kulelat sa survey manok ko so dun nalang ako sa second option kasi mas posible yun manalo. Puro bashers yan sa Facebook, Ayoko dyan kasi baka mabash din ako. Sya boboto ng family and friends ko kaya dun na din ako. Heard these quiet too often.
Yesterday, an intelligent young woman posted her fears regarding the election and why she would hate if Duterte wins. Amidst all the disagreement by her family and friends who supports the mayor, she stood her ground and proved she can make and fight for her own educated decision.
I just wish all voters will be the same. Research on your own. And when I say research, that's not just Facebook or any other social media. Use what you've found out to #votewisely. May it be pro or anti Duterte (or any other candidate), you have my respect if you know how to think for yourself and you #voteforthecandidateyoubelievein.
And in the end, whoever wins, show your support. If you need change, start with yourself. Start with following the leader of the country, whoever that may be. Continue to be discerning. Question what is wrong, follow what is right. And give each plan a chance to pan out before you disagree and raise a commotion. You want change? Be open for changes.
Let me end by sharing the comment I left on that post:
"Binay won for VP because he was well-loved by the people of Makati. Others not from the same city voted for him because "He can do to the country what he did to Makati". Look at him now. I wish it's not a similar story with this mayor.
If he wins, I will pray that his bravado will be backed by concrete actions that will benefit everyone in the long term. He had 20yrs to "fix" Davao. Let's see what he can do with shorter time and bigger jurisdiction.
If he lose, I pray that his supporters would be man enough to accept defeat and not start a coup. He is just winning the surveys and yet, some people are claiming the position for him and ready to shoot and kill if things do not go their way. Why not? If their leader kills, why couldn't they?"
Good luck to each and every Filipino!