Saturday, May 08, 2010

May 10

I'm afraid I will be suffering from withdrawal symptoms once the elections and counting of the votes are over. I've been bombarded by information in terms we have not experienced before: this country marks the first time it will be holding elections amid the popularity of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.

I've never been this much knowledgeable about the candidates I am voting for on Monday, and the thought brings me immense pride and peace of mind. My vote is for my country -- the same presidential choice shared by an overwhelming majority of Filipinos, but also derided by many.

"In life, it is not criminals who provoke great hatred, it's honest men."

- Elías to Crisostomo Ibarra, Noli Me Tangere

At this point, I would like to thank the journalists and news organizations who have made me a highly informed voter: PDI, GMANews.TV, ABS-CBN News Online, PCIJ, and Newsbreak Online. Also, huge thanks to Felicity Tan, who turned the tide for me during my crisis :-P; my many new Twitter friends -- not sure if you'll all still follow me after the elections as I'd be very boring by then, lol; Aquino supporters, who re-posted my entry, A Case for Noynoy, on their social networking accounts, forums and websites; and non-Aquino supporters who have remained respectful of everyone's choices and who never used God's name in vain.

Looking forward to a corrupt-free and efficiently-run Philippines with Gloria Arroyo behind bars (yes, I need my closure).


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