While the a lot of Filipino people showed they have lots of maturing to do, the recent exercise also showed that an equal number are not swayed by images and posturing.
Do I regret lining up for hours — braving the heat and the aggravation of seeing yellow-biased BEI officials? Of course not.
I decided to vote and be counted; I have fulfilled my responsibility as a Filipino citizen. If my candidate loses, and Noynoy wins, I can say I had no hand in letting someone like Noynoy win because I went out and voted.
If the trend is to continue, then Noynoy Aquino will be our president.
What do you say about something like that?
This is what you say: “I voted for someone who I think we should have as our president, but we ended up with a president we DESERVE.”
That is the choice of more Filipinos, and this choice reflects so many things — the level of maturity we have as a voting people, the gullibility of people to what media feeds them, the continued involvement of big business in maintaining the status quo.
I do not regret anything, except being forced to accept a choice that is not mine.
What’s going to happen to the Philippines now?
Many arrogant yellows are celebrating their imminent victory, but when Noynoy breaks down and screws up in the days or months to come, we will be looking in their direction as we proudly say: “DO NOT BLAME US. WE DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM.”
We voted on the basis of what our conscience and good sense dictated. We saw that Noynoy was not the candidate to take us forward. This is what I believe to this day, and even as we extend an olive branch of peace, we will always be vigilant about how Noynoy and his minions run this country.
God bless us all.