After the Election, What Now?

Philippines
May 3, 2007 12:05am CST
After the Election this May 14, what's next? Will the Philippines Progress or its just another wasted effort?
9 responses
@leechamp (186)
• Philippines
4 May 07
...i have never wasted my vote in any election, i have voted in all elections that come my way, and each time, i always have great hope that the Philippines will move on for progress. Hoping and being optimistic is a lot more productive than being pessimistic...you will know this, when the time for you to cast your vote comes.
@heero1103 (322)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Oh! It's just another wasted effort! Especially now that there are more lunatics/power hungry/materialistic/TRA-POs out there! My line up is not yet complete. How bout yours?
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Let's just hope and pray that those elected will do their promise of progress just like other politicians promised us. Let's hope too that those that didn't make it would not claim they were cheated and those that won won't really cheat in the elections. The answer to it depends on how credible this election will be.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
3 May 07
On May 15, after the day of the election we will the official counting which could take a week to be finished up to the national level. Then after that one week, accusations and counter-accusations of being cheated will be announced for the whole nation. As they say "nobody loses in the Philippines election just cheated". So what's new. Then after that, we return to our regular live. At last, we are normal again after the GRAND ENTERTAINMENT AND PARADE OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND UGLY STARS in our frontyard. The movie has already ended and again the Filipino loses in the battle for we saw a cheap movie devoid of any meaning and values at all. Oh, how sad. But don't worry because at the bottom line of everything, it is the whole Filipino people who starred, produced and directed this whole movie called "ONLY IN THE FILIPINLANDIA". Now showing...
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
3 May 07
I really don't expect anything to change with our system.
@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Naturally it's the same thing all over again.Unless our leaders opt for changes,not changing of the guard,the mentality must be nationalistic not colonial.I'm sick and tired of saying that the Americans are the ones to be blamed in our present sad state of the nation.If we will hope for progress and political stability,the answer is true nationalism.Our leaders always tell that they love the Philippines and care for the welfare of it's citizen.Then why are we going backward instead of forward?The answer is in our minds,only our leaders clouded them,the media is bending the straight,and the straight is bended.Since the time of the Spanish,to the time of the Americans,we are always fooled by this colonizer by using the rich or shall i say the noble Filipino leaders.It's always the rich versus the peasants.The rich always nod their head to the dictates of this foreign meddler,and the Filipino peasants always suffer.Do we have a mind of our own,it's been 100 years or more di na tayo natuto.
• Kottayam, India
3 May 07
Many years I noticed that after Marcos, nobody is stalished, full of corruption, nepotism, if the new election will bring good people it may bring development.
@jenstcbt (52)
• Hong Kong
3 May 07
after the election, it might just be the same as before.. people running for positions now are just the same traditional politicians as before... plus the showbiz personalities. huh, i dont think we should expect for a better governance because some people in the government are just using their fame just to win the position. some of them are not deserving to run for our government...
@xeyedsyd (118)
• United States
3 May 07
after elections it will just be the same, blaming each other and trying to pull down everyone. mess. tsk tsk!