Philippine elections...

@ybong007 (6659)
Philippines
February 3, 2010 7:07pm CST
I was suppose to vote for Gordon but i think i'll go for Bro Eddie. I need your inputs or at least say something that would change my mind.
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Gordon or Bro. Eddie maybe good candidates but do they have a chance of winning? Is there another candidate you think will be good for the country in the long term? NOT immediate relief, but sustainable development and change? I strongly suggest you vote for someone that fits the your choice within the top 3 or 4 so that your vote will not go to waste on someone you know will never win. UNLESS you don't like any of them. hahaha. Remember that this is no longer about self gratification, no longer about your principles, this will be for the development (survival?), or more precisely for the reformation of the country's consciousness. I will not tell you who to vote for for I am not in a position to say who is the Best candidate. That is for you to figure out. As long as you vote for the candidate you think could win and the BEST to serve the country, even if we vote for different people, you'll get a tap on your back from me.
@neildc (17259)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
4 Feb 10
very well said, shattered. as long as we vote for someone with our conscience and not for someone who will buy ours, even if he will not win.
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Thanks Neildc. Sadly tho, a majority of the voters will only consider the immediate relief they will enjoy because of the election, then wait another 3-6 years for the next. We have tried to educate the voters, we are getting there... but we still have a long way to go. Hopefully tho, we will see the time when the Philippines truly becomes a country by the people and for the people not just the elite and definitely not the traditional politician or rather politicians in general but a country led by LEADERS with the interest of the nation as a priority. Idealistic? I know. But it is something I truly hope we can achieve as a people.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I think its the wrong mindset to give your vote to someone because the candidate of your choice has no chance of winning. It's like giving up without a fight. Besides, who's dictating the surveys anyway? Well, i can vote for Noynoy, but there are people who are questioning his leadership abilities. And I too is beginning to question it because other than being the son of Ninoy and Cory there's nothing much he can offer. On the other hand, Villar has already spent so much that i'm beginning to suspect his motives for running for the presidency. With the C5 controversy, there's no way i can give my vote on someone who puts his own self interests before his country. I just had enough of our "trapos", they keep making promises that they can't deliver. What we need is change. Maybe, just maybe...bro Eddie can deliver his promise. If he wins...
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Hello ybong, If only i was politically awaken 3 months ago, i would have strongly suggest that you stick to Gordon, he has true vision for our country. his track record explain for itself. how can you vote for bro eddie if he has not been in any political positions in teh government and he has only been in his religion for so many years. how can he handle that executive position if he hasn't experience it yet?
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I'm still at a quandary really on who to vote for. In politics nowadays, the issue is no longer about choosing the best candidate but rather choosing the least evil amongst them . However this isn't so with bro eddie. Certainly, i don't see evil in this man. based on his track records he has been chairman of a lot of companies. Although most of them are mostly related to JIL, he also has a college and a TV station under his sleeve. He claimed that he had been a political activist in his younger years and even won best debater in his time. Which goes to show that he isn't totally clueless about how to run the government.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 10
the issue is no longer about choosing the best candidate but rather choosing the least evil amongst them Then were lost. choosing the lesser is still is not necessarily mean he can handle the government properly. bro. eddie? all i hear is merely biblical BS and not much talk in the platforms or issues, although eddie did answer some in the last forums and debates, it's just too GENERAL.there is not specific solution which made a my doubts about him.
@neildc (17259)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
4 Feb 10
i won't say a thing about the other candidates as i am still undecided. the only thing that i can say about bro. eddie? he's a pastor, my kababayan. most of all, i cannot forget him, because he is the husband of my grade 5 teacher, mam dory. but i am not saying i will vote for him, as of this moment.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Based on your words...I think you just did.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I envy you because you know a certain candidate. I think that it is not really hard for you decide whether or not he will be you bet. Anyway, I am not saying that I am sure that you will vote for him. I wonder if I know one candidate, I can easily say whether that one can be trusted to lead our dream. Imagine if you can aver that this one deserves it, you will have at least eliminate one headache (on who is right on what position). Trust me, it is really a headache for me to choose.
@ajarvaise (453)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well, I'm like you. I'm still in the quandary between Bro. Eddie and Gordon. As you say, Bro. Eddie is not a "trapo" and has the "fear of God" to lead the nation and Gordon is a good choice too because of what he did with Olongapo which I think is really good. Even though they have a lesser chance of winning according to those election polls/surveys, I will still vote according to my choice and not be influenced of who's on the top 4 or that my "vote will just be wasted" if I voted for those who are in the bottom. I just hope that others will vote wisely according to their conscience and not be influenced by who's on the top surveys for fear of wasting their votes.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Not voting the candidate of your choice just because he is not on top of the surveys is the wrong mindset. Unfortunately, a lot of Filipinos think this way. I just hope that voters will have the maturity to choose who is the best candidate and not limit their choice to who is on top of the surveys.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
The good thing is, you have more time to know more about our candidates and think whom to vote for. Our kababayans are giving nice inputs in this thread and I really hope more discussions will come out so we can cast an intelligent vote. I like Gordon. His role in transforming Olongapo is impressive just like his running mate Bayani Fernando did in Marikina. They are real transformers. I also think the Gordon-Fernando team is the kind of politicians the people should be thinking of voting. Villanueva will be a refreshing twist in our politics. I think he is very sincere to lead our country to a better state. He is starting a good campaign by emphasizing that the transformation work begins with the people. Whoever you will be voting, go to what you think is best suited to lead the country today.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Thanks! i really hope more pinoys would a drop line here. I did not start this thread to defend Gordon or Villanueva but it's more of soliciting inputs whether good or bad. To be honest i'm seriously considering those two but i could still change my mind. The campaign period has yet to start so we are still about to see the best of the candidates. with the exception of Villar where i am already over exposed .
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hi there. I am still undecided who to vote for president but I would like to say that Gordon is not a bad choice. I PERSONALLY still can't decide which among Gibo, Noynoy or Gordon. Why Gordon? Because he has done a lot of projects to Subic and to the Philippine National Red Cross.:) I am still undecided because it is really a tough competition. Anyway this is just an opinion. Hope you guys will respect my opinion. Thank you.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
Yes Gordon was my first choice until i came across Bro Eddie. Well, too bad these two are not leading the surveys. But you can try to do some research on all candidate so you can make your own choice. I'm sure everyone's qualifications are impressive. But i'm seriously considering Villanueva because of his Christ centered management. Its a fact that the Philippines in the only Christian country in Asia but it's a shame that we are also tagged as the most corrupt country in the world. It's hard to accept being a third world country already but what hurts even more is the thought that we being tagged as a corrupt nation where majority are Christians.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Well I think we should vote based on what your conscience is dictating to you. I respect your decision to switch to anyone you think deserves to become the president. I for now am open minded and has not really closed my mind as to who to vote right now. I still am discerning and want to know more of their platform and dreams for our country. I think I will know more of them next week as I think it is officially the start of campaign period for President and VP candidates.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
My first choice was Gordon but my conscience is telling me to vote for Bro Eddie. Honest, Bro Eddie is not among my choice until today. What made me change my mind was the realization that what you see are "Trapos" everywhere. For the longest time, these type of politicians has been running the government, keep making promises but so far nothing has changed for the better. What used to be the number one country in Asia is now in the Bottom. What seems to be the only Christian country in Asia happens to be the most corrupt country in the world. That's why I've decided to choose someone that has a deeper conviction to lead this country. Traditional politicians always change their minds to save their own butts.
@kharlav (1673)
• Philippines
4 May 10
If I were you I would stick to brother eddie. I will vote for bro eddie, not because people tell me to do, but because that's what my heart tell me. I am really tired of the traditional governance. We always said that we want a new government and the best way to do that is to vote for a president not a member of this "traditional government". The traditional government may be able to do something for the country, or a city; probably, make some road, build some buildings, made some laws or what but it doesn't mean that they haven't or they will not be corrupt, or that they will stop corruption. No matter what these traditional government people has done, big or small, the question is, have they really stopped corruption or did something about that?.. no! so why vote for them again when in fact even when they were seated, they were already in the government they weren't still able to do something about corruption., which means that they were the ones who were stealing or that they are just scared. Ex. gloria arroyo, she did things while seated but she was still corrupt. Therefore (again), doing little bits in pieces doesn't mean you will be able to erase corruption. But the only person who can eradicate corruption is the one who really fears God, a man who is selfless and loves the country. isn't it evident in eddie's life?.. he has 5 million members worldwide(which means he is a good leader) and despite that, he just have a simple house and their church has many schools all around the PI for free (which proves he is not corrupt and taking advantage of his position).