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Monday, May 13, 2013

I Cast My Vote Today

It's a great privilege to exercise the right to suffrage and every people should vote wisely. I am glad I got to cast my vote today. Being a dual citizen, I can vote here in my native land again. I had to register last year during the last day of registration. It's been many years since I voted here because I was out of the country for many years. I went to the voting precinct around 2:30 PM and I was glad that there were not a lot of people there. I voted for those whom I know would be of service to the people and also those who have a good PR. I don't care about those candidates in my hometown who only know you during election campaign but are so snobbish when they don't need your vote.

I heard through the grapevine that vote buying was so prevalent especially in the remote areas. Candidates were giving away to the voters cash money, sweet corn, chicken, vinegar, longaniza, etc. People were already used to that. They said that their ballpens couldn't write the candidate's name in the ballots without cash or freebies. So sad but true. I won't sell my vote. It's my right to chose whom I want to serve my country. There's this senatorial candidate who is a leader of a religious group. I don't understand why he wanted to be a politician. To me, it's more noble to serve the Lord than anything else. The Scriptures said, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24 KJV      

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