Philippines Presidential Election 2016

Philippines Presidential Election
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The Philippines presidential election

After 6 years, the Philippines presidential election is a mere two weeks away. This 2016 election cycle has seen a lot of hope for change from fellow Filipinos locally and from abroad. It is no secret that historically elections in the Philippines have been burdened by corruption.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” - Sir John Dalberg-Acton

There are few countries where family ties and fame are  requirements enough to hold powerful governmental positions. Too many of our elected officials are part of political dynasties, where families that hold power tend to keep it. This with little regard to education, skills  or for that matter qualification for the positions they seek to hold. This tends to give fraudulent and erroneous democratic representation to the masses, while giving absolute power to themselves.

“It is time to shift away from  the “days of old”, to the thinking and hopes of the “days of new””. - C.K.

People are hungry for change, they want their democratic voices to be heard and respected, not coerced by fame, fortune or family ties of the entitled few.  Now is the time to shift away from the days of old to the days of new!




Why Mayor Duterte?

It is a fact that no country is exempted from being corrupt, but unlike most developed countries, the Philippines scored 35 out of 100 on the world corruption index.

Read more about the 6 most corrupt countries in the world.

Duterte promised to get rid of corruption, which is pretty much rooted in our current political system in the Philippines. This we can believe him, since, he has already proven his abilities to stamp out corruption in his own city of Davao. His success can be mirrored throughout the country. If it has been done once it can be done again through good, strong and caring leadership that mayor Duterte represents.   

Personally, having had the opportunity to live in one of the least corrupt countries in the world, Filipinos abroad (including myself) know first-hand the importance of having a system that is for the people, by the people. It is the system which I believe, mayor Duterte represents. A shift from the old corrupt ways to the refreshing hope of the new.

Here's more about Mayor Duterte, by Al Jazeera.

Undecided yet for the Philippines presidential election?

While my FB feed is flooded with links and posts about the presidential election, I can’t help but appreciate some awesome friends who have the boldness to genuinely express their support to their presidential candidates. And I wanted to share these with you, so you may also get inspired and motivated to vote in the next Philippines presidential election of 2016. I got their permissions to repost it to my blog, so here you go!

Philippines Presidential Election

Philippines Presidential Election

Philippines presidential election

Philippines presidential election

Philippines presidential election

Philippines presidential election

Philippines Presidential election 2016

 

Philippines Presidential Election

Philippines Presidential election 2016

So please go out and vote, use your democratic voice and choose your representative. Don’t let someone choose for you!

Philippines presidential election

For a brief background of the Philippines' political leaderships, watch this video by Wall Street Journal.

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  • Bernadette

    Support without stabbing, kind of sounds like the election going on here. It is amazing how politics can bring out so many different sides to people.

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    I also support duterte, I know he is not the best, but I can see his heart, rather than his mouth. I’m a Filipno and my President is Duterte.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ughh being someone from the states, your election sounds a lot better than ours!!!! Wishing you a great election season and hopefully your Canidit gets elected 🙂

  • Lisa Rios

    People always look for a change when their voices are not heard much. And I can see this presidential election in Philippines is going to bring some changes hopefully & make sure you get the best leader you wanted.

  • Mardene Carr

    Well I hope they are at least dealing with it a little bit better than you know where