My fellow Filipinos, according to the latest SWS survey, we are advancing in the war against the incompetence and mediocrity of the Liberal Party. The latest polls showed that presidential aspirant Noynoy Aquino has lost 10% support from voters. All our efforts are finally paying off. I personally, am congratulating myself for a job well done. And you, the thinking voters, have helped spread the word. We have all worked hard to get to this point. Those of us who believe in another candidate, the candidate who is more knowledgeable and more competent, need not feel disillusioned. We need to soldier on and continue the battle until Election Day.
Six years from now, we will be older and hopefully a lot wiser. The six years that will have passed is six years of our lives gone. We simply won’t be able to bring those six years back once they’ve gone by. This coming election, we have a chance to exercise our democratic right and vote for the presidential candidate we believe in and not the one who is the “lesser-evil candidate”, the “pwede-na candidate”; or the “a-vote-against-GMA candidate”. Let us not waste this day by voting for someone who will lead us to a repeat of what happened in 1986. A repeat of that will just be a colossal waste of time and energy that could be instead spent on an effort to move our country forward — a coming six years that could be well spent.
On the 10th of May, you already know whose name it is you are going to tick on the ballot sheet and it’s not going to be Noynoy’s. To those who are still unsure about who you are going to be voting for, do not settle for the one the Liberal Party is saying is the only one capable of bringing change into our country. They are just saying this because they found in Noynoy, a winnable candidate by virtue of the popularity of his parents. Beyond that, Noynoy is not bringing anything new to the table.
Noynoy’s anti-corruption stance is the same song his late mother was singing before. This time, Noynoy is singing the song way out of tune because he cannot even elaborate on how he is going to implement it. We already know what happened after Cory got elected. There was instability within her cabinet, volatility in the economy, factions within the military and insecurity in Mindanao. All these distractions highlighted the fact that Cory was an ineffective leader. She was no stateswoman and neither is her son, Noynoy. Since majority of us do not believe in Noynoy, there will definitely be low morale nationwide and we can’t afford to see this happen again.
No matter how well the Liberal Party and their accomplices in big media outlets such as ABS-CBN and the Inquirer.net spin things around; Noynoy is not gaining any new votes. In fact he is losing some solid ground. A lot more people are realising that Noynoy is not the one and this is rightly so. The Cory euphoria is finally waning. The Aquinos have had their day and it is time to put an end to their reign. Just think about it; since these media outlets are supporting Noynoy Aquino, Noynoy will owe them a huge favour. This means that these media outlets will continue to feed us the same crap that contributes to the dumbing down of the electorate. It’s time to change the channel!
Truth be told, we really are up against these media giants and I am proud that I am one of those who went up against them. Whatever happens on Election Day, whoever wins this fight, I am delighted to have gained some support from the thinking public. Even if Noynoy Aquino is predicted to get the majority votes because he has their backing, we need not worry. We will not regret anything by voting for a candidate we truly believe in.
By voting for the candidate we want to win, at least we will have shown Noynoy and the rest of his party that we are not happy with their campaign promises. We will have demonstrated that we want more from them during their term and not just a second-rate performance. We will have proven to them that the average thinking Filipino cannot be fooled; that in the next six years, whoever will be in office, will be watched very, very closely.
Please bear in mind, your vote for someone else other than Noynoy Aquino is definitely not a wasted vote.