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Wanted: Wise Voters For Election 2013

Come February 12, the campaign period for candidates for senator and for party-list groups will officially start.  But candidates for the House of Representatives and elective regional, provincial, city, and municipal officials will have to wait until March 29 to begin their campaigns. 

From then until May 11, candidates will strive to reach as many voters using available forms of lawful election propaganda.

Once campaign period officially starts, expect a deluge of appearances on television and radio of electoral candidates.  Candidates for National Elective Positions are allowed no more than an aggregate total of 120 minutes of television advertising and 180 minutes of radio advertising.  Those vying for Local Elective Positions are allowed no more than an aggregate total of 60 minutes of television advertising and 90 minutes of radio advertising.

To reach out personally to voters, candidates hold campaign sorties where they are allowed to hand out pamphlets, decals, stickers, and other lawful forms of election propaganda.   With campaign sorties resembling noontime shows, it’d be no surprise if we see musicians toting guitar cases to entertain the crowd in between speeches of electoral candidates. 

Hopefully, voters would be wise enough to elect those that are truly worthy to serve our government.  Otherwise, we would end up with government officials more fit for the silver screen than the hallowed halls of Congress.

10 comments on Wanted: Wise Voters For Election 2013

  1. Jeanne Ugay
    February 13, 2013 at 3:36 am (4 years ago)

    we must learn from past experiences…

  2. misty alpuerto
    February 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago)

    everything here was all correct.thanks

  3. Anna Ayao
    February 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm (4 years ago)

    So true!! be wise !! we need a true leader !!!

  4. Geline Posadas
    February 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m hoping no more vote-buying for their own sake. People, should be wise when choosing or electing politicians. Some are good in what they say but when they are already in their position they forgot their plan for the country.

  5. Vanessa Rose Palacio
    February 15, 2013 at 1:02 am (4 years ago)

    Hopefully, the voters will be not paid to vote for them! <3

  6. niña
    February 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm (4 years ago)

    i try to vote new politicians for a change

  7. Nannette Magaway
    February 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

    hoping all voters will vote wisely and accept their money but vote your choice candidates

  8. Erica M. Baylosis
    April 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm (4 years ago)

    people must vote wisely , so that our economy will be get higher

  9. carla venice relayo
    April 9, 2013 at 11:30 am (4 years ago)

    we should analyze and vote wisely!!

  10. Belinda Ibanez
    April 23, 2013 at 5:23 am (4 years ago)

    I agree, let’s exercise our rights to vote but be sure to do it wisely!


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