Reasons why Voting this May 2010 Elections is Important...

Philippines
April 19, 2010 9:48am CST
Hello Lotters, I guess i just can't stop myself from getting too involved with Politics, a lot of things can go out of my head just to convince others to siding with my candidate. we all have reasons to vote. To most people, they wanted their candidate to WIN, some consider getting more popular (if you're popular), and some will get they're investment from a candidate they voted to. but positive way, we all want change to the country, too broad too vague, how? Candidate One would say, "I won't Steal", one says "I will put an end to poverty", the other says "Excellence and Intelligence", while the other says "rise up Philippines" and one favorite of mine is "Transform the country" I'd like to share something to you while i still have the courage to do so. I am currently being in facebook with the candidates fan page getting updates or talking to other candidates supporters. most people are voting for they're candidate simply because of the their slogans, or due to their parents, or they got money from them. lastly, because they think he looks intelligent. but you know what, only a few are voting because of experience and track record (now this is a slogan too). Now, from my conversations with i kept siting out platforms of candidates, then i make a comparison on their candidates platfroms, which is really weird because they're still blindly loyal to them. then, after that some one was trying to convince me to switch sides because they need to be in large numbers or if not, the orange poncan (villar) might win because of the divided votes (he says) That's when my heart started thinking and not because of what he said but because the self less reason finally came out of my brain, supported by the heart, and i told him this. "I am sorry but i can't switch sides, just to be part of a big crowd, Richard GOrdon was right, we have to be principled voters and not part of giant band wagon. to me, since he proposed 6% increase in Budget for education, and promised increased salaries for Public teachers,nurses and doctors..so that they won't leave the country" I came to realize something That I will Vote for Him not because of I choose to, but because, it's for them (Public school teachers & Students,nurses and doctors) so that if he wins, they will benefit Gordon's Leadership. it doesn't matter who wins i can still apply and get a job but what about the other people? so, I've decided to vote not for my self gain but for them... This is the first time that I am gonna vote for the Benefit of many. What are your reasons for voting? Have a great day.
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12 responses
• United States
19 Apr 10
Voting is a civic duty that everyone who is able to ,should be involved with. I vote because I want to help influence how certain candidates handle issues that are important to me as well as others. If people do not stay involved and make their voices heard the government becomes too independent then that only helps the corruption gain deeper stakes. We have to keep the "WE THE PEOPLE" statement alive and true as much as we can. Unfortunately so many feel discouraged and have the mindset why bother. That is extremely sad. I think the one thing that people dont realize is if we all stand together as a nation and are loud in what expect we could give the power back to the people and away from the lobbyist.
• United States
20 Apr 10
This is sad for the people. Governments today seem to be good at keeping people occupied with lesser issues as they go on lining their own pockets and securing their own future. They are not about the people anymore.
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Hi Letran; Our country is really facing economic crisis because of corrupt officials.We really have to very intelligent in voting.We should not be affected by the commercials that they have in the televisions and radios.We should look into the things that they can do for our country.Wise decision is really needed this time.It is already speaking of our future here. Each candidates has each own platforms.I really hope,if in case they will take place the position,it will not just remain as platforms.i hope to see from actions from them.Voting wisely is the best thing that we can do.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 10
I won't vote. Until I trust the voting system. If I know someone can change my vote or someone may cheat what will be the use of the vote.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Hello there, How can you not vote when it is an Automated Election System, and it's been tested so many times. if you're pessimist, then were doomed, more people are gonna be like that after the elections. at least only once in every six years, try to be more optimistic, check our candidates, check their platforms, level who is the best. it's easy to say you won't but by not doing so, you are also helping the not so deserving. believe me that would be the outcome.
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
i dont even like to vote.... i dont know why but i am that excited..
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
i am not that excited, rather...
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• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Hello mark, who ever said i was excited, am actually afraid and paranoid because of my fear of the other guy might win.but exercise of right to choose a leader is not some fancy pancy game, it's a commitment for the country, and you owe it to the country. there's an old saying, "the greatest triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
I applaud your effort to try convince people to vote. However, I am still holding my ground of NOT VOTING. I still don't see any change. I don't believe there will be. I don't even think there is hope in this country. President can only do so much. Without support from congress, judiciary, and legislative part of government, we are going nowhere like we are now.
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
We gonna show to the world that this first ever automated election is the most credible election we ever made.that's why 2010 election is important.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Choosing for the one who rule in our country is very much important. We will suffer for 6 years if you got wrong in your decision who is the best for all of us Filipinos. This is not a joke to do, we should think and ponder how many times and compare its platforms who could be good to all of us citizen here in our country. I prefer to those politicians who are eager to help specially the very poor people in our country, jobs, and all of these things. Many things to consider and almost all for the goodness and "pangmasa" to be.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
good news LK. Gordon is second to Noynoy in the sulit.com.ph website poll survey. It means there's still a chance that he can win the election.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Apr 10
you have a good point there buddy. but can you site anyone of the candidates that says, i will do good for myself? everyone is campaigning to get the hearts of the people, the voters. and no one will ever say, i am running for the presidency because i want to get rich. everyone has their own agenda and whoever wins, let us just support him. they all promise good things for the people, for the country. if you don't like this candidate, then do not vote for him. if you have already a bet, then we will respect your decision. all are hopes for this time and come May 10, let us all go out and exercise our rights.
@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
20 Apr 10
Nice post in here, you have a knack for politics these past few months. I think you could make a career out of that. I hope Gordon would take good notice of how you have praised him and glorified him in here. I respect your decision in choosing him and I understand you fully that you are standing on your ground. Hopefully, your choice would be the final decision but I guess we too have to respect the choice of the majority in which case may be in favor of your candidate or it may not be. So may the best wind this elections.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Why I would vote: 1. I will vote because it is my right! Not all people has this right. Some are underage, some have been deprived, some are not capable, and some are disabled by their own infirmities so why should I not take the chance to vote when I don't have those hindrances at all. 2. I will vote because it is one way by which I could express my voice. Even if I will shout to the whole world why I support this and this candidate I think there is nothing more effective than voting them on the very hour. 3. I will vote because it is one way of showing that I am concerned with our country and our people. There are people who don't mind at all. Some would say they will not vote anymore because anyway cheating will prevail, some would say it will not help them grow richer, some would say that even if they vote there would be no changes and whoever wins will steal and be just as corrupt as the previous. I think those are the reasons of a fool! Well me no! I will always vote. Yes indeed no candidate is perfect and all of them whether we accept or not have personal agenda but it is better to vote for the lesser evil rather than letting the most evil rule. 4. I will vote because I know I am voting for the right men and should they win, it will not be not just for my benefit but for all the people of this country.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
I have always voted for the greater good, and not for my own benefit. I am only part of the masses, and so a personal benefit is really far off. Besides, isn't that what an election is for, to decide on what is the greater good? The real question really is what is the greater good?