The most anticipated event of the year!

No it’s not summer vacation, the opening of UAAP or Spiderman 3 & it’s also not the release of the new Harry Potter book.

It’s the May 2007 Elections!

Have you decided on who you will write down on that piece of paper? You only got 2 days to go so make that important decision!

– Do you have a list of your candidates? (Senators, Congressman, Governor (+vice), Mayor (+vice), Councilors, Partylist) Make a codigo of your chosen candidates to bring with you when you vote. This will save you time and you wouldn’t forget to write down your choices.

Know your precinct beforehand if possible. This will also lessen your time looking for the venue.

Bring your own ballpen. There will be pens available but you’ll never know. It’s better to be prepared and it’s just a pen anyway – fits right in your bag/pocket.

– As much as possible, avoid leaving blanks on your ballot. This is your chance to choose who you want to be placed in the government. It’s like being given 3 wishes by a genie and you only want to use 1. =)

– Last but not the least, vote wisely!

May we have a clean and fair elections this May 14.

~YouGo!~

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Sa Bus 271

Last March 28 Wednesday, 2 men armed with guns and grenades took over a passenger bus near Manila’s city hall and held hostage 32 school children and two teachers. The two hostage takers – Jun Ducat and Cesar Carbonell.

The demands were to provide better education to the children, plus a call to end corruption in the country which the government has failed to answer. Ducat also called on voters to be careful on who they choose as they are same people involved in corruption. After 10 hours (including talks with Sen. Bong Revilla and Chavit Singson), he surrendered and accepted his consequences.

“Masakit sa akin na sa isang marahas na pamamaraan at sinangkot ko pa ang 30 bata, masakit sa akin at tanggap ko ang lahat ng parusang aabutin ko. Gusto ko lang imulat ang sambayanang Pilipino, ngayon po ay eleksyon. Huwag nating iasa ang kinabuksan natin at buhay natin sa mga pulitiko.” Ducat said.

Due to the incident, the Presidential Anti-Graft and Corruption will look into the complaints of Ducat. The Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development will help as well.

Despite the law breaking, Ducat’s friends, neighbors, plus the students and their families still show sympathy for they know Ducat is really a good man.

This recent event can be seen in different perspectives.

Was Ducat’s hostage taking a good thing in order to be heard? Or not?

And politicians such as Revilla and Singson – should they even be involved? Were they there to stop the crisis or was there a political agenda to it?

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Good governance talaga!

We always think of what our government has done wrong.

But now it’s time that we take a look at their good side.

What do you think are the good things that our government has accomplished? =)

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Remembering the EDSA Revolution

Where were you when the 1986 People Power Revolution happened? Were you part of the crowd standing at the streets of EDSA? Or were you only a little kid, maybe not even born, during this historical event? No matter what age or location you were, the People Power Revolution against the Marcos administration was definetely life-changing for all.

It has been 21 years since EDSA 1. Do you think the the spirit of of People Power is still alive among the Filipino youth?

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

*Topic inspired by our media friends from Voice of the Youth Network ( Sundays, 10:00-11:00am DZME 1530khz).

Artists endorsing politicians

Actors, musicians, painters, singers… you name it, they have it!

Do you think famous showbiz personalities endorsing politicians is really effective?

Or is it just for entertainment?

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Actors in politics – good or not?

Cesar Montano, Richard Gomez. Even the boxing champ Manny Pacquiao – all hoping to get a seat in politics.

We live in a democratic country.
Anyone can run for a position in government. Any sex. any status. Any occupation.
As long as they pass the requirements of COMELEC, they can file their certificate of candidacy. There’s nothing wrong if a person runs for a position.
The most important thing is, they have good intentions and can help our country.

Do you think it’s okay for actors to run and take office in our government?

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Uy, napanood mo na ba??

With the elections only a few months away, many political campaign advertisements (TV, radio and print) are everywhere.

From Chiz Escudero…

…to Migz Zubiri…

…to Manny Villar.

Do you think these advertisements actually work?

Do these help you vote for the candidate or do these even annoy you?

What other political ads have you seen?

Here are more ads during the past 2004 Elections.


*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Complete this sentence. A leader is _____ .

We have encountered different types of leaders in our lives. The super organized planner during group works in school. The determined young man heading the prayer rally at your local community. Or maybe the tough, demanding boss from the office.

Each one of us has his/her own interpretation of what a leader should be.

What then is a leader for you? What are the qualities that you look for?

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

What’s your problem??

Piles of trash along your street? No Baranggay tanod going around to check security? No water coming out from the faucet?

These are just some of the common problems that are always being complained.
It’s election time soon and politicians need your vote more than ever. It’s not just time to hear empty promises and their speeches but you can empower yourself to ask what they have done in their term to help the community.

In your own town, baranggay, province, or community, what is the biggest issue you think was not addressed by you local officials? Or maybe an issue that you think should be addressed by your future elected officials? What is it and who who would like to answer it?

Write on, who knows, we may even get them to answer your problem.

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!

Would you ever run for Public Office??

Have you ever thought of (or imagined yourself) running for President of the Philippines in the future? Or maybe a Senator? Congressman/woman? Or maybe even just Councilor of your city?

It would be cool right? You’re famous, an authority, a public figure.

But hmmmm….. what will you do during your term??? Any plans?

What do you think? =)

*for comments, kindly include your location beside your name (ex. Gloria, Pasig City) or you can mention it while you write your opinion! =) thank you!