Change is inevitable.
Change is what our nation hopes.
Change is what we want to see.
Change is what we need.
Today is the nationwide barangay election. People were again given the privilege to exercise their right to suffrage. This right gives us the privilege to choose who among the candidates should we elect and those who we want to lead us.
All is fair in election. No VIP treatment except for those senior citizens, differently abled, pregnant women and others. This is the proper time to do the best we can to see change we want to see— to elect the right person at the right post.
My mom and I cast our votes 8:30 this morning. Good thing there were no mishaps and we have voted readily. The lines were not long and we got home early.
Wise choice? Yes, I have only voted for barangay chairman and three kagawads. Why? Well, because I really don’t know those other people who are running for the kagawad posts. It is enough to fill the other posts vacant than to guess at all. Our votes are really important. It matters.
Leadership is what other people aspires. They make endless promises during their campaigns. They do good things during campaign. All during the campaign period. We need their help most of the time. Sadly, after the election, little can we hear from them.
This is how the system of politics works in our country. Endless promises but with little time to act. They just use words to keep people on their side. But after that we all left with nothing. We can barely see them at all.
Change is necessary. But change is only visible if we choose wisely the people we vote. To lead is hard. But the hardest of all is to choose the unnecessary people to sit in front of us. Our one choice is significant. Change and more of it.