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The Guide on Choosing Your President in #Election2022PH

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The election is nearly approaching and every eligible Filipino needs to vote on this day, the 9th of May 2022. It is our responsibility and right to choose our trusted and most competent candidate. But of course, we need to choose the person that our country needs. 

So the question is, how will you choose your President? If you will ask me, here are my guidelines on how I will select and choose my chosen candidate.

Disclaimer: I will use the pronoun he, his, and him (if I need to) to refer to the candidate. However, it doesn't reflect my political views and is not a form of stereotyping or racism.

Educational background

Education matters, that's the fact. You will be the next leader of the country so you have to be intelligent and smart enough in this industry. As former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago mentioned, the true leader of the people must have these three essential characteristics; academic, professional, and moral excellence. 

You have to think logically and professionally. The candidate must have a background in law and politics because I believe that it is the foundation of becoming a politician. Finally, the leader should know how to give respect to his people for his moral excellence. Not because you are a leader, people will always respect you. You, as a leader, should also know how to respect others. 

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Realistic promises

In the election season, running candidates love sugar-coating, making promises, and talking a lot about their platform. But once they win, they easily forget the things that they mentioned during the election. I am not generalizing, there are still politicians who are honest with their work. This is where realistic promises will be involved. 

During the campaign, make sure that the platforms, plans, and promises of the candidate are realistic. Don't be easily hooked by the promise that they will give you ₱20,000.00 financial aid from the government each month because seriously, it is unrealistic, use your common sense and mathematics. 

In my opinion, most candidates who promised about lowering the price of goods are unrealistic. How and why? According to my research, prices are set by companies, not by the government. So, who controls the price? Definitely not the government, however, when it comes to necessities, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) helps temper any price increase to protect the consumers. 

Source: Philippine News Agency

Have a good rapport with the people

It is hard to manage a group when your group mates don't like you. Likewise, the leader will possibly have a hard time managing and ruling the country if the people hate him. This is why having a good rapport with the people is a must if you are a candidate. 

I believe that a president who has a sense of humor is also a good idea, being a president is a serious matter, but learning how to communicate and interact with people normally is the best way to connect with the people. On the other hand, learn to be serious at serious times. The main point is that you must be connected to people and you know how to listen to them. As they said, a good leader is a good listener.

Dignity and Integrity

The leader must have dignity and integrity. You will be the leader and some people might treat you as their role model, this is why you need to respect yourself and know your worth. Be ashamed if you won because you bribed the voters. The leader must have no corruption issues. Our country is suffering from corruption in different organizations of the government. As a leader, be the model of the country and do your duty. 

In my opinion, candidates who are doing vote-buying have a bad intention when they win the election. Simple logic, treat the money that they give to the voters as their investment and corrupt the people's money when they are elected. 

Vote-buying and #Election2022PH

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Election Day is near, please vote for the most qualified President based on their background. Do not vote because of the popularity and hype, vote based on their “receipt”, remember that they will handle the citizens for six years and it is long enough for us to either suffer or celebrate if we choose the right or wrong candidate. 

Nevertheless, don't let your political views dominate your relationship, life, and dignity. Sadly, I've been seeing Facebook posts about hating each other, suicide, hate from their mother, and calling attention while losing his dignity just because of different political views. Respect each other's opinions and vote wisely.


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Published: May 7, 2022

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All of these are correct and I second. I am excited for tomorrow because it will be my first time voting hehe! Hoping for a clean and safe election.

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Goodluck on your first vote!

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Malapit na talaga eleksyon pero ako undecided pa rin. Sino ba yung iboboto mo @Laurenceuuu

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Educational background must be a factor in choosing a candidate lalo na kung national ito. Iba't ibang sector na sa bansa ng Pilipinas ang hahawakan nya so dapat may knowledge sya about dito.

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For me doon ako sa may experience about politics and may pinagaralan...well about sa walang bahid ng corruption di naman yan mawawala eh meron at meron yan

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I agree! I don't understand why others neglect a good educational background. Well in fact, when an ordinary person is applying for a job, big deal yun. Pero pag sa running candidate in high position, okay lang kahit hindi maganda ang educational background? The math isn't mathing.

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Haha I like your thoughts. That makes sense.

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I agree on former senator Miriam Defensor Santiagos criteria : Academic, professional and with moral excellence. A country you are going to lead not just a classroom of 30 or more, so a good Educational attainment is a must for me. Any job requires professionalism and of course moral excellence. Understanding the need of your people rather than your pocket.

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I'm still thinking about that, a lot of things to consider before ended up into a final decision on May9.

We should be mindful about this as a Filipino, our decision will happened for once only.

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Minsan kasi talaga yung educational background ay di Naman ganun ka need sa pagpapatakbo Ng Bansa. Para akin ha dun Tayo sa taong alam ang mga gagawin pag nasa mahirap na stwasyon Ang Pinas. Kung Baga may talino at diskarte sa buhay kung panu Niya malalampasan Ang lahat. At Yung may awa sa bayan na kahit anong mangyarinay mas uunahing puntahan Ang mga nangangailangang taong bayan.

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Different opinions and views will come out when we talk about election. Dahil sa pagkakaiba, mahirap ng magkaisa. Kahit sino Ang namumuno, walang perpektong pagpatakbo ng gobyerno.

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I will definitely focus on the experiences at sa pagtulong sa mga pinoy ng iboboto ko, Naalala ko yung mga nakaraang mga naging president na malinis ang track record pero ganon pa din ginawa nila, nagcorrupt pa din sila.

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We can't remove the word corruption from politicians IMO.

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We can't remove the word corruption from politicians IMO.

I don't think so. I believe there are still politicians without any taint of corruption.

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I think you misunderstood it. What I mean is we (the people) cannot remove the word “corruption” to politics. In short, when they heard politics, the word “corruption” is like its “twin word”.

Example:

: he will run as a senator

: Uh, he will corrupt the money of people.


:... politics...is...

: In short, corruption.

I do not generalize because I know someone who's honest with his duty as a politician.

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1 month ago

Kht nmn hindj good educational background carry lng. Basta alam mamalakad ng tama. Dami successful personalities na hndi tapus sa pag aaral. Nsa talino nlng yan . hndi lahat ng graduates ay matatalino 🤣.. We acquired our knowledge through experiences..

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Makes sense, but for me having a background with law and politics matters if you want to run as president (or anyone who wants to run even in senate).

At least a background, even not a degree.

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