On May 9, 2016, we are set to determine the next President of the country. With the pace and pressure surrounding the election, are you ready? Have you chosen your candidate?
We had our share of storms, heat waves, hurricanes and earthquakes. But nothing compares to the Philippine election season. During this time of the year, every streets of the country and television stations becomes a battlefield loaded with different landmines and crossfires, with black propagandas and false advertising being a typical scenario. And with a few weeks away left, things are in full swing and candidates are coming with guns blazing. From campaign posters to melodramatic TV advertisements, how do we make certain of their intentions for the country?
We have five major contenders vying for the highest position in the government, namely Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, and former-DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. All have promising credentials and political background but are they up for the challenge?
Continuing the incumbent government, fighting corruption, improving the education system, constructing several infrastructures,and upgrading mass transportation to alleviate traffic congestion are among the policies of the Top 5 candidates. But of course they have their own agendas and tricks up their sleeves to set them apart from the rest.
As a voter, we should be responsible with our decisions. We should analyze each of the candidates and their purpose, figure out how their platforms can benefit the country, and decide who we want to run the country for the next six years. After all, the fate of our country is in our hands.
Contributed by Micah de Jesus of M2Social, one of the leading Digital Advertising Agency in the Philippines,