it’s really election time already

@SIMPLYD (73931)
Philippines
March 4, 2013 11:02pm CST
Politicians running for senators are already asking the assistance of the owner of our companies in their campaign. Some have asked that they be give at least a once a week live interview on radio via phone. Others have already been assisted when they come over our city. Welcome streamers and tarpaulins were printed for them . We even provide cars to serve as convoys when they go from town to town. It’s really very generous of my boss to give them assistance. All of us here in the company have in one time during our employment here have experienced assisting the campaign trail. It’s a good thing my boss doesn’t ask me to anymore. Her other EAs were instead the ones that helps in the campaign. But I miss joining the activity because it was enjoyable too.
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6 responses
@pahak627 (4204)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
Yes, election day is now fast approaching. It's really enjoyable to those who are involved in the campaigns. Lots of good, bad, worse and worst criticisms can be heard over the radios and through people around. Too bad we could not think of who really are good.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
Have you experienced being in the campaign trail my friend? It's a happy activity, specially when the candidate will go down the car to walk and meet the people and handshake with them. Some would shake hand enthusiastically, but others would just stare at the candidates. Others would hug the candidate. Though it's a bit tiring because we would do that from town to town, but it's enjoyable. The people should also try to hear what they have to say about their future things to be done for the people and discern from there if they will truly be sincere in them.
@Adval2013 (438)
5 Mar 13
Philippine election is a multi-faceted activity that turns the whole nation upside down. It is one of the many credible reasons why the expressions "it's fun in the Philippines" and "only in the Philippines" have become famous and viral. There are always a lot to learn from each election in the Philippines, both before and after the event. Nevertheless, responses to the lessons of elections vary, like some Filipinos still do the same things after so much disappointments and others take serious steps of change after lessons learned. It's election time obviously in the Philippines and I'm praying and hoping that men of integrity, who are honest and God-fearing will be elected to govern.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
Indeed, election is the time when the Filipinos are basically turned upside down, because each one has their own bet. No matter how much campaigning will be done, they already have in mind who to vote. And i really hope this time around, (again?) , the people will really vote for those deserving candidates. Some of them have not done well in the senate so suppose it's time to ditch them for another one.
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
there's a lot of things to learn during election but also a lot of things to get frustrated about. first, if your candidate is not what they say "winnable" or not popular enough for the ordinary people. some believed to request money still or sell their votes just to vote for the candidate, the vote buying never changes. not to mention the media still sides with the current administration. i don't believe their fair and neutral anymore.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
Letran, FYI, here in our place, we usually are being given "voter's money" by both parties. Thus, we get it because anyway we say it's our money. But our vote is for those we truly want. Though, we were talking the other day that this election time , i think there will be no giving of money, because the mayor & the governor is unopposed.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
Somehow, election time is just like fiesta time. There are campaigns of all sorts, from parades to house to house visits with shaking of hands, giving leaflets and different freebies. The candidates act like they know every one, smiling, waving, shaking hands of people around and talking to anyone they meet on the road. This is the time that even the poorest of the poor gets some attention from the candidates. But after election is over, the candidates disappear and could be hardly seen especially if they win.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes, that is very true. This is a time when people gets the attention of the politician. But after the election is over, they can nowhere be contacted anymore. Indeed election time is a merry event, specially in those sorties. Different people would gather to hear what the candidates have to say and sometimes expect that they will be given freebies, which sometimes happens. A lot of money are used, but certainly will be regained back by the candidates when they win.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
I have not experienced assisting in a campaign trail yet but I am expecting to take part during the election day itself. I do not know what exactly my job would be but I was told that it has something to do with the transmittal of votes in our town in their server. I am a bit excited since this is the first time I am going to experience such.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
It's fund to be a part of the election process specially the campaign trail. We experienced being chased by a jeepney, in a in a mountain like place one night while we were putting up some election posters. I noticed them tailing us, so i told everyone in a whisper to go to their cars and we will all move out from that place. And when we did, the jeepney run after us, but stopped when we reached the town. It was the fastest ride i ever had and my heart was palpitating so fast out of fear and nervousness.
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
Hello Simplyd, it's indeed a nice and cool scenario that some companies like your own gets to help a certain candidate. though, in my mind, i didn't feel confident about the candidate because you haven't mention the persons name. but if you believed this candidate can save our country or their district alone, then that's good.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
Well, remember Letran i am just an employee here in our company. Thus, whoever the owner wants us to campaign for, we do it. But it doesn't mean i have to vote for them. The candidates who already came & we assisted were ; Bam Aquino, Loren Legarda, JV Ejercito, Koko Pimentel , Richard Gordon and i don't know who the rest are. I haven't seen the communications yet of the other candidates. I just hope they really will do good. JV Ejercito in his speech, he said that it was him who authored the bill for the increase of the teachers. What about us, private employees, who will author for us?
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
indeed election here in our country is just a few sleep away.. i can also feel that election is fast approaching because every now and then there are parade of different partylist and candidates here in our area.. even my husband who is an employee of comelec is so much busy.. he is assigned in the pcos machine so he often go home because of his work due to election that is approching soon..
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
Yes, the election campaign is already getting hotter, neelia. But expect it to be at its hottest once the voting time is near. That's the time when the party senatorial candidates will round the different provinces and do the " miting de avance". It's good to know that you husband is with Comelec. He is one of those who really helps in the election process and is thus expected to be always busy at this moment.