on philippine politics: will you still vote or have you lost hope?

Philippines
April 7, 2007 3:08pm CST
when it comes to the state of local politics, will you still vote or have you lost hope? do you think its futile to select officials since nothing seems to change? share your thoughts!
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• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Even if I do not trust the system, I will still vote hoping that people would still change. We should not lose hope for if we do, the worse will happen. We should do what we are suppose to do.
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
Although this post was done three years ago, I see the need to respond considering that election time is near once again... We are still faced with the same question.. Is there hope? In my own opinion there is no hope at all. I have lost the trust long time ago. For as long as we do not change our ways, our country will always be the same. Sometimes, I do not see the need to vote anymore. No matter who we vote and who wins, corruption still exists. No matter what system of government we do, constitution that we make, its the person that matters. Until we change, until we fill the post with good people and with integrity as well as the will to serve.. there is no hope at all.
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I think i would still vote despite of the rotten system of the government. it's the only move that allows people to make a difference; whether for the good or even worse. i once thought of not voting anymore after the 2007 elections but after seeing the approved automation for 2010, i should give it a try....
@toteles (148)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
ofcourse i will still vote. It is out duty as a Filipino citizen to chose those people who are least evil. I believe that with this one vote i can still make a difference. Keep hoping, nothing to lose.
• Kuwait
9 Apr 07
honeslty, two times i never register for i really lose hope on this election even before when i was in philipines too. i was really devastated from the crisis which just an outcome of those iresponsible and self centered leader.
@crazy_me (588)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Yes, I will still vote. It is my right, so I will exercise it. It may just be one vote, but it is still a vote, and it is my vote. Those who do not have a valid excuse to not vote have no right to complain about the state of our country. Why complain when you did not even care who gets elected?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
I will still excercise my right to vote, as this is only one of the fair chances to choose and voice out what I know should deserve to that certain public position. As long as we can still enjoy life living here and as long as we aren't dictated on things we have to do, I know that there is hope that our means of living here will improve someday.
@4irene_r (80)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
I would still practice my constitutional right. By just one, it might make a whole lot of difference in improving our country. I'd like to think that there is still hope for us by casting our vote.
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
It's really heart-breaking to see the Philippines like this but if we don't exercise our right of suffrage, the more we become worse. I will still vote even if my vote would not be counted. Who knows, things might turn around.
@mikipot (19)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
ofcourse i will still vote if i can ( im only 17 1 bday to go) well back to the topic. yes i will cause if i dont i might not as well be a citizen of the philippines. people say we need change in our country and we should realize that even its just one we change our country we should start doing our part doing small things like voting is one way of changin the country and a nation!
@eddie420 (23)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
vote of course! don't loose hope... for the betterment of our country someone should lead and we should also take our part and support whoever wins whether you vote that person or not.
@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
I have something else to say about the current political system in our country, regarding the "People Power Movement". I got nothing against EDSA I and EDSA II, they were legitimate claims of revolt against unpopular leaders who had lost their countrymen's trust. But the way that some people always threaten to go to the streets an start "people power" is just plain wrong. Don't they know that "people power" is a failure in democracy? Consider democracy, wherein people elect, through elections, through their right of suffrage a common leader. If "people power" really is democratic, what happened to the rights of the people to elect their leaders? Aren't we degenerating into an oligarchy where the power is controlled not by the people, but by a scheming group of individuals? I say, if you're disgusted by the political system, show them by voting. Not going to the streets and demanding resignations over elected officials on an election that you didn't even participate in.
@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
Of course I'll still vote. I know that many people in Metro Manila think that the political system is rotten, that the government is no good, blah blah blah. But many of us here in the provinces are sick of all the rallies, strikes, and hearings against the government. Could they all please just stop what they're doing and get on with their jobs? Geez, its like they have nothing else to do but "destabilize full-time" as one personality put it. As far as this election goes, I'm still voting for the government. The mayor of our city was mayor for 9 years and he has improved our city a lot. He's pro-administration by the way. I'm not an administration puppet, far from it. But I can see that the current administration is doing a good job. At least in my city. Call me selfish, but as of this moment, that's all I care about.
@mornings (33)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Apr 07
it's already a long time since my thumb soak into that damn blue ink dude. so i guess i;ll juz stay the same..i'll abstain..im more into parliament system btw.