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I Voted and My First 2010 Automated Election

Patience is virtue, and so if you want to be a true Filipino, you need the entire patience in you during this 2010 election. I had no idea that the PCOS (is this right) machine in our barangay were only three, imagine, these will accomodate thousands of voters from Cabatang Tiaong, Quezon. How many precincts did we have during the manual election, if I remember it correctly, we had I think more or less ten, compare to three?

I arrived in the elementary school at 9:00 am together with my mother. I did not imagine that there were still lots of people who weren’t voted yet when we arrived, earlier than us. I heard others did not endure the long line so they went home. Guess what time we got to vote, it was already 2:00pm, patience really was needed during that time.

And, I assisted inay with her votes, she hardly saw oval shaped to be shaded, too vague, and there my tatay’s turn, I assisted him too… And asked again by the two tiyo, same case, they hardly saw the ballots names and numbers, mabentang mabenta ang lola 🙂

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just arrived at 9am

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the lines

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waiting for the numbers to be given out. Cluster17

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Cabatang Elementary School finally gives out the next batch of voters’ numbers, after the long wait, but it’s not our turn yet

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me inay at Leo, wahile waiting for numbers

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Wastong Paraan ng Pagboto, basahin nyo para walang inip, paulit-ulit ha 🙂

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inside the same room again

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Cluster 16, Centro

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the aftermath 🙂

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I finally get inked… Taken after a day I voted… Forgot to take photo while fresh.

Whoever wins this year, hopefully he will be able to uplift the country’s condition, we are to be considered destitute, unable to cope with financial crises, because, those public officials who made it to rule the country, starting from the barangay up to the senate and presidency, don’t mind the nation’s welfare but their own selves. This is the primary reason why we become a poorer and poorer nation, the government officials become a bit corrupt. We hear it anyway, we are the number 1 corrupt country! What is the sense of those heroes who fought for our freedom? What is the sense of saying Filipinos are worth dying for if you die because of hunger? Yes, we, the ordinary people of the nation, are already participating and trying to make the country at ease, the mettle is always there, always have the courage to do the best, for self, for the family and for the country, but all of these are futile, no matter how hard we try to uplift our condition if hinders by corrupt officials, everything will definitely be in vain! Sad…

Three years or six, we are always getting our chance and right to choose the public officials to rule the country, yet, it seems sometimes wrong, wrong to consider that we chose the wrong officials whom we’ve entrusted the nation’s future. To those who will hold the positions in three or six years, may you please be responsible and think of our future not yours? We can never tell what will happen to us, but if you whom we voted will only do what is right and put God first, surely, the Philippines will be as rich as those other countries. We don’t need to swim in a garbage, we don’t need to spend Christmas in the highways, we can make it happen, we can change our country, we can change the bad impression other countries have with us, we can bring back the reputation we had. Let us not waste the effort of our heroes, the past and current heroes.

Till then,

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