(This is the Filipino version of “I am voting to keep the Senate as the last bastion of checks and balances”. For the English version,… Read More »Boboto ako para panatilihing huling balwarte ng checks and balances ang Senado
We are now less than a month away from the May 13 Philippine elections. There is now a frenzy of last-minute campaigning everywhere as candidates try to reach as many voters as they can within the remaining days of the official campaign period.
I found myself, these last few days, checking my tentative vote list. There were people on the administration’s ticket that I think deserved my vote. There were also people on the opposition’s list who I was iffy about.
What was my deal breaker? Given the current state of governance, what, in my view, was the priority that would determine who I should vote for?
Here’s how I came up with my present list of candidates and it is by no means final, given that we still have a little less than 4 weeks to go.