I’m back! The cause of my lay-off was primarily due to politics and the recently concluded mid-term elections.
After six years of separation I was finally able to vote in my hometown. I swear I voted wisely, that I have to be proud of because most of my bets are on the other end of the results. It was an eye-opener this whole election stuff happening this past week. Because I’ve learned a lot about the ugly side of the local political landscape. I think I wanna throw up but here’s the lessons I learned:
1. Vote Buying Does Exist – this is happening for like since the world began, funny though no one ever was convicted against it.
2. And It Really Works.
3. Make (and Pay) Your Barangay Captains Happy – and they’ll do the rest. BRGY are the smallest units in our government so if you got a stranglehold to these honorables chances are you’ll win. Big time.
4. Most Elected Local Officials Are Not Qualified – academically and professionally they don’t really have doctorate degrees. Heck all you need to win in the election are a thick budget, a fake smile and a killer speech delivered in a powerful way. Monkey business.
5. PCOS Machines Works! – don’t take seriously what the media are showing in their goddamn news programs, the percentage of reported PCOS machines gone rogue are like .5%. Please look at the bright side folks, we got the result the following day and on a relatively cheat-proof tabulation. No more sickening to the bone “Hello Garci” tapes from that Little Girl.
6. You Can’t Win IT All – from Congressmen down to Councilors, there will be upsets but they are too few and far in between. As I’ve said money decides the results. So don’t be surprised if your bets who are a million times more educated and qualified for the position still lose.
7. Vote Wisely Even if Others Cannot, Are Not, Will Not – not all people are smart voters so please parangawanyonamanplease vote the qualified, the educated, yung may track record. And, seriously, who voted for Nancy “OJT Queen” Binay and to what virtue?
8. Friends Over Politics – at my age, some of my friends/colleagues are now working with the current administration. Their careers are at stake should there be climate change in thy political landscapes, naturally they will support the administration even if that leadership absolutely sucks. You make an attack to a political party, you are hurting your friends too. So the moral lesson is:
9. Be sensitive – choose your real friends over anything that’s got to do with politics, the latter isn’t worth fighting for with your good friends. Those politicians you are supporting now will not remember you when you need them, but your friends they will stick and take good care of your worth for good.
10. I’m Surprise Nobody Bought My Vote. – hey! Where’s my money! hahaha