“Never judge someone
By the way he looks
Or a book by the way it’s covered;
For inside those tattered pages,
There’s a lot to be discovered”
― Stephen Cosgrove
Not all we see is real. Not all we heard is true. This past few months of reading, browsing, researching and following stories after stories, issues after issues about Philippine Presidential Candidacy 2016, I’ve seen and heard how dirty politics is, how bias medias are and how poor governance we really have. Filipinos’ outrage voices around the world had been heard on social media. Posts, video clips, comments and reactions regarding this filled my Facebook wall and timeline.
I participated twice in election but once in Presidential Election. I was not able to vote this year for my name was not in the list. But it doesn’t mean I do not have a voice and won’t participate. I won’t shut up. (Shut up na lang, pag di voters?) I believe election is not for voters only, its for all Filipinos. I so love my country and I can’t wait to see changes. I can’t wait to come home without worrying about the robbers and snatchers. I can’t wait to see the places with less traffics. Safety and security, I can’t wait to trust police who exercise peace and order. I cannot wait to see peace and order.
Do I have a voice? Yes I have. I am not a voter but I am a Filipino. I am an OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers). If our government is not corrupt, there will be no OFW around the world, leaving their country, family and love ones for they want to give their children a better life. Do you think they want to leave them? DO you think they love being in other place, suffering, crying so hard at night because of homesickness. They are not only physically tired but fighting as well mentally and emotionally. I know some of them broke down and completely disconnect from reality. They lost their mind. Not all are strong but all of them striving to be strong. This is a cry of a Filipino who among millions of people desiring and hoping for changes in the country. We are rich in resources. I really believe we are rich but sadly to say Corruption is killing us all.
I am for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as President.
Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), nicknamed Digong, is a Filipino lawyer, politician and the 16th President-elect of the Republic of Philippines. He is among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been mayor of Davao City, a city of 1,449,296 people on Mindanao island, for seven terms, totalling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor of and congressman for the city.
Popular with the locals due to his successful zero tolerance policies against criminals, he was given the nickname “The Punisher” byTime.Vigilante groups tied to Duterte are thought to be responsible for the execution of drug traffickers, criminals, gang members and other perceived “lawless elements”. During Duterte’s 22 years in office, the crime rate in Davao City, in the 1970s and 1980s known as the “murder capital of the Philippines”, went down. While the city presents itself as one of the world’s safest places,recent data from the Philippine National Police lists Davao City as the city with the highest number of murders and with the second highest number of rape incidents in the country.
Duterte had been urged to run for the Philippine presidency numerous times,  but refused these offers until well into 2015 on the grounds of a “flawed government system” and opposition from his family. Nevertheless, on 21 November 2015 he declared his candidacy in the 2016 election contest for the office of the President of the Philippines.
I am one of the millions who supports him. He has a bad mouth, yes, he curses and all. He is a womanizer which he admitted also, but he is the only politician I’ve known who really catches the heart of many Filipinos because of his sincerity, love for people and the country. I am a Christian and I do not say bad words but I do not judge him, in fact I started to pray for him and admire him. Hmm… I wanted to say more but yeah… For me, he is still the best among the rest.
But I respect other’s opinion. We have different views and belief. My father is for Grace Poe, my grandmother is for Mar Roxas, Me and my siblings are for Mayor Duterte. We are okay with that. We respect. Vote for who you think the right person. We are all free to choose.
I look up to Duterte, he is like a father to me. My sister and I prayed so hard for him and even want to hug him for all the defamation. We still believe in him. We even cried for him (a lot!) “Change is coming”. Yesterday was the election. After he voted, he went to his parents grave and the video of him went viral for he sobbed in front of his Mom’s grave. I know and I feel that cry is not only because he misses his mom but that is also for the Philippines, for the people, for me, for us. ‘The Punisher’ has surely has the heart. Change is coming and God will use him.
Mayor Duterte leads insurmountable.
‘It’s with humility, extreme humility, that I accept this, the mandate of the people,’ Duterte says in Davao City (Rappler)
Congratulations! I am a Filipino and my President is Rodrigo Duterte.