MANILA, Philippines – It is only 30 days (one month) before the next Philippines’ National and Local Elections on May 13, but some people may still be unaware of the rules or reminders that voters should follow.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has posted on its site some notices that voters should know.
You may want to find your precinct and the status of your registration, so you would not be ‘lost’ during Election Day. Voters could know about their VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS VERIFICATION on this page.
Do not lose your chance of exercising your right of suffrage. If you want some changes in government, make your vote count. Vote for honest, God-fearing, and competent officials; someone who would also know about how to make the so called ‘progress’ reach the ‘common Tao’ or those who are truly indigent.
Presently, government says the country has gained economic development, but not a vestige trickled down to the poorest of the poor, and more and more middle-income families are becoming poor. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening and the middle class families are being eliminated. Where is progress?
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church is asking Catholics not to vote candidates who are pro-RH supporters. Reportedly, the church stand is based on the belief that pro-RH supporters are not Pro-Life. Majority of Filipinos are Catholics.
While, there must be a separation of power between the Church and the government, the Church still sees the election as a chance to exercise its moral responsibility to guide voters to the right choice. Staunch Catholics believe that the Church has the right to do so, but some do not agree, because exercising the right of suffrage is a personal choice, which should be left to the individuals concerned.
So, on May 13, 2013, Filipinos would hopefully go to the precinct polls armed with a clear conscience and a free will to vote who, they personally think, as the best candidates for a good government.