Mabuhay Filipino Thinkers!
First of all, I would like to personally congratulate every single Filipino Thinker in the world for reaching our first solid 101,650th level visitor base. It means a lot to us especially we are not funded by any institution and we are just bootstrapping to give our fellow netizens an alternative insights material to Wealth Management and Current Events in the Philippines.
Moving forward, I would like to share my Top 3 reasons why I will not vote for Grace Poe as President nor Vice President. This is a political editorial and I am not claiming a monopoly of the truth and opinions in the Philippine political scene. Hope you’ll like this.
#1 – If not for her last name, she is literally a nobody even if you add up her MTRCB stint. Ironically, she keeps on saying that she will continue the unfinished legacy of his Father but let us take a look on that statement carefully. What are the unfinished political legacy of FPJ to begin with? Does she really need a political power for it? Does she really need the Presidency for it?
Read more : Grace Poe still coasting on FPJ’s legacy—Miriam by GMA NEWS ONLINE
I will leave that question unanswered for everyone to figure out based on their personal understanding on that very vague statement. Because if I will be asked today, I see FPJ as a legendary actor and not a proven and tested statesman nor a policy maker.
#2 She pledged an allegiance to the American Flag and became an American citizen. We may end up electing “again” an American politician and this time for the highest political seat in the country. Question in my mind now, do we have a shortage of competent Filipino statesman? ( Insert : I will never vote for someone who sees the citizenship as a tool of convenience and more over, I will never vote for a candidate who aspire to lead our country yet left us at one point in her life. )
I cannot help but compare her citizenship issue with Dick Gordon’s father. The father of Dick Gordon was born as an American and died as a Filipino while you have a newly elected senator dreaming to be a President whereas she was born as a Filipino but migrated to America and now unfortunately is facing an allegation that she doesn’t even meet the basic and simple rule of residency requirement in the Philippines as a Senator. How ironic and disappointing.
READ MORE : US gov’t records: Sen. Grace Poe dropped her American citizenship in 2012 by Raissa Robles
#3 She is inexperienced. We cannot afford another On-The-Job trainee President. Look, being a President of the Philippines is not an easy job. We are facing a lot of problems internally and externally — from communist insurgency, OFW employment conditions, Economic policies, West Philippine Sea dilemma with China, Illegal Drugs, Corruption in the public and private sector to name a few. How can Grace Poe handle it all when she hasn’t even finished a full, single term in all of her political adventurism.
READ MORE : Grace Poe’s Honesty Play Does Not Cut It For Her by Hector Gamboa of Get Real Philippines
Take note, Senator Grace Poe only served the MTRCB office for 2 years then she resigned to prep up for her Senatorial bid. Right now, she has yet to finish her first term as a Senator/Lawmaker but AGAIN, she is planning to bid for the VP or Presidency. ( Insert : Where is the proven track record? )
Why is she rushing to bid for the Presidency? Mind you Filipino Thinkers, an average joe may not fully understand this but running a 1,000 employee corporation is no easy task what more leading the 100,000,000 Filipino people. (Insert : is there a shortage of a proven Filipino statesman? )
OK, I guess most of the Grace Poe apologist will defend her with the following lines : “Yes, walang track record and experience sa pulitika. Wala rin experience magnakaw.” — That’s a B*S*!
Are we going to lower our standards because of the issue of morality? So, it is okay to gamble the welfare of the 100,000,000 Filipino people for a woman with no political experience just because we are traumatized by corrupt officials?
The problem of the electoral system in the Philippines is truly a complex one but that should not be a reason for us to lower our standards and go for “Pwede na!” from a “Pwedeng-pwede ito!”( Insert : Meritocracy ).
To end this note, I would like again to congratulate everyone for reading this blog and reaching our first 101,650-ish level of unique visitor base.
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