Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2010 Presidential Elections: Hope for a better Philippines.

May 10, 2010 was a very important day in the history of my country.  It was the day for millions of hopeful Filipinos.  It will  be the start of a new Philippines

I got up really early that day.  I was excited that after almost ten years, I am home and I could join my fellowmen in this historical event.  This election will be the first ever automated elections for my country.  I got dressed and went to the polling precincts as early as 7 o’clock.  

When I got there, I was so surprised to see a huge crowd of people that was as eager as I am to cast their votes.  I wasn’t expecting it.  I was happy but I was also disappointed because I knew that it would be a rowdy day.  It was crowded (and I mean it with all exaggeration --- CROWDED). We fought our way through the crowd to find our names.  Thank God, it only took us about 20 minutes to find them.  We went to the queue of people and waited for our turn when the rain started to pour.  We didn’t mind the little sacrifice of getting wet – I am doing this for my country.  And most specially, I believe that I am doing this for my children and my children’s children. 

After being on queue for almost 2 and a half hours fighting our way through the undisciplined people, we have finally cast our votes.  I felt proud of myself.  I felt proud that I am a Filipino and I still believe that someday, my country would be led by a good president and officials.  I’ve got nothing else but hope – I know God is looking down on us and would shower all of us His blessings.  We will have a better country  --- that's not a dream --- I'm positive that  it's going to happen.