In the Philippines where Everybody Wants to Be President

The requirements of being a President of the Republic of the Philippines are as follows:

  • at least 40 years old and above;
  • a registered voter, single or married;
  • able to read and write;
  • a male or female Filipino citizen by birth; and
  • a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding election

As long as you meet the minimum requirements, you are allowed to file your Certificate of Candidacy and be included as one of the official candidates of being the President of the Philippines unless the Commission on Elections (Comelec) strikes you out as a nuisance candidate.

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My Message for Senator Sotto

To Senator Vicente Castelo “Tito” Sotto III:

I am deeply disappointed with your recent actions in your fight against the passage and implementation of the RH Bill. Not only am I against your stand and belief, but I am also against with your recent actions, most specifically the plagiarism issue and the way that you and your staff have handled the issue. This message also goes to your staff.

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The Church and its Beliefs

As someone who was never on a non-Catholic school, I have been lectured by this and that – saying that abortion is wrong or being homosexual was wrong and it’s wrong to contradict the Church and its teachings. However, Social Studies and Values weren’t totally gone from my system and I learned to become realistic – accepting reality and to learn how to bend the rules sometimes.
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Ang Ladlad Partylist.

I was severely disappointed about the news. Comelec rejects Ang Ladlad`s petition to become a sectoral party.

“Furthermore, should this Commission grant the petition, we will be exposing our youth to the environment that does not conform to the teachings of our faith,” is a statement they issued based on a famous bible teacher and writer of USA, Mr. Lehman Strauss which says "Older practicing homosexuals are a threat to the youth."

LGBT’s are a threat to the youth? WOW. That is insane. The youth do not care about politics that much. They show more concern on their environment. Also, when has the Philippines followed religion? Most of us don’t even go to Sunday masses. A lot of us don’t evangelize. Half of us are atheists. Many are becoming non-believers. Why? Look around you. People already have no hope in this country. From issues on garbage to corruption, what is there to believe in? A devastated country this has become. So I say. How dare they base religion on their decision.

“As an agency of the government, ours too is the State’s avowed duty under Section 13, Article II of the Constitution to protect our youth from moral and spiritual degradation,” the resolution added. Protect the youth from moral and spiritual degradation? The government HAS ALREADY FAILED in that part already. Many of the youth are becoming drug addicts, smokers, gamblers, thieves and criminals! Why? It’s because they are exhibiting such acts. Most government officials have tobacco businesses, some are even masterminds of drug manufacturing. Also, it’s common belief that the government is corrupt. It can be deduced that hypocrisy indeed exists.

One main reason why the Philippines cannot progress is that it still relies on archaic beliefs. We’re already in the 21st century. We cannot move on if we still rely on religion [when we of course violate many of its major rules] Plus, we’re talking about Human Equality and I think it’s about time the Philippines accept the existence of the oppressed LGBT. They’re not being immoral. Each and every one of us have contributions in this world. Each individual, too, is given a purpose.. What "Ang Ladlad" was doing was the thing ought to be done.

What do I have to suggest? Let them run and see what the people have decided. Whether they win or lose.

Elections and their Campaigns

Elections are drawing near and the campaigns are starting. Which candidate convinced you? Which didn’t?

There goes every candidate going through the slums just for people to view them as a "person for the masses," urging them to vote for him. They have their debates, plans if they ever get their desired position. The moment we hear of their words, people get astounded. Especially if they talk about something that the people want like higher wages, free houses and such. Many of them often go with the two words "I promise." Do they even know what a promise is? Having said that, none of these promises have been made true. They just forget what they said and poof! If they win, as soon as they start until they end their terms, nothing much has happened.

There are the posters. Numerous stickers and posters are being stuck on street walls, sides, everywhere! They haven’t won, yet they’re making trash already. They’re even difficult to remove. Jeez. Instead of helping, they’re just damaging. Who the hell cares about their unappealing faces being posted consecutively on walls?

Candidates show their plasticity side. They go to slums, visiting victims of calamities, giving them food and support. What? Do they really have to wait till it’s near election time just so they could give? It makes people think that everyday should be Campaign Day because at least, these government officials and these candidates are doing what they’re ought to be doing

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