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This is the change we deserved. We deserve every scum in the government by being scums ourselves.

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Another corrupt official has been released yet there are hundreds rotting in jail for petty crimes (it is not to say that we should free up petty criminals like how our justice system forgave the likes of Revilla et al). This is the kind of world we’re living in. We were promised that change is coming.

This is the change we deserved. We deserve every scum in the government by being scums ourselves.

We’ve always had corrupt officials. That is the sad truth about living in the Philippines. And it won’t be any different in the future. Why and how did we end up with such a dilemma to the point that during elections, “smart” voters have no other choice but to vote for the “lesser evil”?  The joke is on us as this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What is alarming is that the society has turned a blind eye. Have we turned desensitized? Numb? Hopeless for a better tomorrow? I won’t be surprised if Revilla, Bong Go and the rest of the merry men, will be elected (and re-elected) this coming election. Pagod na ba tayong umasa at wala na tayong pakialam kung hinahalal natin ay mga ganid??

For the past few months, citizens are quick to blame the media. I guess it’s high time we start blaming ourselves. For being reckless. For being a sheep. For being gullible. We did this to ourselves. We – as in the old people who still abide by the “kamag-anak ni ano yan”, “kaprobinsya ko kasi” and “maganda kasi yan bago” mentality. Ironically, these are the same people who clamor for change yet don’t have the audacity to fall in line at the train station or practice the escalator etiquette. We – a bunch of hypocrites.

If you value your country, if you love your younger brothers and sisters, and if you care for your future kids and grandkids, please vote wisely. This isn’t just a catch phrase anymore. F*cking do it.

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Basma Abdualla
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Basma Abdualla

we as a students we can help by saying NO to the forgery of the official papers and certificates NO to cheating starting from the Exam paper NO to the scientific theft or the theft of the intellectual property .
We have to report on any case of corruption of all kinds that have been discovered and actions taken toward them .
if we want to fight against corruption we have to start for each and every house each and every family and each and every member of it .

Taha , Besma A
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Ed Oliveros
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Ed Oliveros

Right now people are intentionally blinding themselves because they feel that this is the life that they are destined to have and power are for the rich and it is stupid to fight just because.

All I can think of is that the higher people that can actually give help to the lower hierarchy of the economy mostly do not care. Why would they be? their life is fine.

Wait until everything turns into a huge disaster, we’ll get better.

April Caraan
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April Caraan

Firstly, I just want to put it out here that I really liked the article short but precise and it’s everything that I wanted to post in my facebook account so my relatives and friends can read and ponder. I still believe in Filipinos, I still believe in the “good” people in our government I know they are out there away from the limelight. I know they are trying to make a difference, I still believe that if we could just get our shit together and cooperate with one another we can fight this corrupt, fascist government that we have.… Read more »

Rosalie Valenzuela
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As a student, a citizen of this country and a legal voter, I will help my country to keep on disseminating the facts about our candidates to become the server of this country. I will also do my part as a citizen to keep on reminding the think twice before giving our trust to the candidates who are said that they are willing to help us from poverty. The quotes and speech are not enough to justify that you will become a good server of this country. For me, we can help our countrymen even if you are not a… Read more »

Ely James Bala
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we as a students, getting asked what they expect out of school. Also, has been interviewing public-school K-12 students across the country over the past several years to see what they have to say. I feel like the teacher and the school share a similar role. When a student goes to a certain school, they all come from different backgrounds, different upbringings: who was home, who took care of them, how much they saw them, what their occupation was. All these factors make them all different. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their… Read more »

Justine Capistrano
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Justine Capistrano

CAPISTRANO, Justine Len
DMD – DEN183

Nowadays we Filipinos are being blind of what is happening in our society especially in term of our government. They are voting for a official that doesn’t deserve the position, many of them are being corrupt and they use their power to do crimes without being arrested. Also they use the money of people for their own need and wants. So as a student we should vote the right official that we think can help our economy and our lives.

Rachel Kim Maliwanag
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Rachel Kim Maliwanag

We as a functioning member of the society and as students can do a lot of things for our nation. It might be a big deal to think of what can a mere young citizen do for the country but our simple acts will make a great impact. During election day as a legal voter we should choose wisely on who are we going to vote we must ensure that he/she has a good leadership and will be honest when it comes to the money of the citizen. A good leader must never forget their people. And people must never… Read more »

Ivan Paul Lim
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Ivan Paul Lim

LIM, Ivan Paul
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As a functioning and educated student we can help in the desperate time of our society by being aware of what is doing. we should think wisely of the decisions that we are going to make and be more functional and helpful in our society like in our environment.

Jonathan Danniel Siaw
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Jonathan Danniel Siaw

As being part of the society if we are going to compare all of the persons who joined the election they always keep on promising without taking it for granted. Because they want themselves to be good to others and do everything for the people so that the people will vote and support them. Corruption is one of the reason why Philippines belongs into third world countries. And, When it comes on technology and other things that can make our country great we are left behind. So we need to stop corruption in order for us to have a good… Read more »

Harvey Baybayan
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Harvey Baybayan

As a educated student. I can help in desperate times by saying what is happening in my country. i will speak out the problems to this generation so that they will prevent whats the biggest problem here. because if we dont speak and everyone will shut their mouth no will be changes. Like in this generation many of minor are getting pregnant because of premarital sex. as early as their age they cannot take that responsibilities because they have no job. As a student i will speak out the no to premarital sex to prevent this problems

Harvey Baybayan
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Patrick Calilung
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Patrick Calilung

Calilung,Patrick L.
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we should think wisely of the decisions that we are going to make and be more functional and helpful in our society like in our environment. This are what we can do as a student by just saying no to forgery of the original paper of someone else it is a cheating in any form.

Nicole Domingo
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Nicole Domingo

Domingo, Ma. Nicole Frances DEN183 We know that corruption is one of the biggest problem here in the philippines and as a student, I think there is something I can do to help the people to be educated when choosing the government officials that they can trust. And as a country that is known to be “social networking capital” or in other word, our country is known as most people in this country is using social media. That’s why I will get the chance to share my concerns on my social media accounts like how to choose officials that is… Read more »

Alyssa Macawile
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Alyssa Macawile

Alyssa Macawile
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As a member of a society, we should vote wisely, choose the right politicians that will be one in ruling our country. One vote of one citizen can make big difference in every lives of Filipinos.

Alyssa Macawile
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Alyssa Macawile

Alyssa Macawile
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As a member of a society, we should vote wisely, choose the right politicians that will be one in ruling our country. One vote of one citizen can make big difference in every lives of Filipinos.

Yna Rose Ignacio Alberto
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Yna Rose Ignacio Alberto

Alberto, Celline Yna Rose
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As a student for me the best way to avoid this kind of corruption is to vote wisely and vote to the one who deserve the throne. We should not accept whatever they can gave us just always remember that without them the corrupt politicians the problems in our country will lessen and maybe will be the 1st world country. So vote and choose wisely for this upcoming election.

Maya Catalan
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Maya Catalan

The Philippines is bending over backwards with its present government running the country. This government is jailing the innocents and freeing the corrupt officials. As a concerned citizen of this country, I am very confused and would like to challenge my young fellow voters in the next elections to vote wisely. Go for candidates who care for the welfare of the Filipinos, not for the those who only care for their own personal political interest.

CATALAN, MARY ANDREA C.
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Rommel Urbano Jr.
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Rommel Urbano Jr.

I would like to point out (in my personal opinion) that the very fault of this mentality of Filipino’s is that we are very resistant to change and we are not educated at the early years on how to analyze and decide wisely in terms of public decisions. People are afraid of change, yet, ironically, they want the exact thing. People say that we should change the way the government is handled. For instance, during the last presidential election, Duterte have said that he himself does not want to run for Presidency, he also said that he would kill and… Read more »

Chris Rose Anne Mayores
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Chris Rose Anne Mayores

The current social and political events here in our country is both alarming and saddening. What is more alarming is the fact that not everyone is willing enough to help in addressing this social and political issues. We think that we are doing our part already when we talk nasty in social media in order to prove our points in certain issues. Truth is, no matter how eager we are to address this issues, none of it will be addressed if we will not take the proper action in resolving it. As a student, my power is not as powerful… Read more »

Chris Rose Anne Mayores
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Chris Rose Anne Mayores

The current social and political events here in our country is both alarming and saddening. What is more alarming is the fact that not everyone is willing enough to help in addressing this social and political issues. We think that we are doing our part already when we talk nasty in social media in order to prove our points in certain issues. Truth is, no matter how eager we are to address this issues, none of it will be addressed if we will not take the proper action in resolving it. As a student, my power is not as powerful… Read more »

Myron Darrel Montefalcon
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Myron Darrel Montefalcon

As a student, we all somehow feel guilty by not having integrity with our actions. We tend to cheat just for us to have a good grades and we cannot justify our actions for that kind of purpose. I think that to be able to be a solution in our society. We must have a deep love for our country, having the mentality that “I want to do something great for my country.” As an individual or a student our impact to society is too little and it may not change anything. Still, we can always start having an upright… Read more »

ranz sapinit
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Protest events are a way for citizens especially, to the students like us and groups to come together in public to show large scale support for or opposition to a particular issue. Protests, marches, demonstrations and rallies can be a powerful tool for anti-corruption campaigners.

Kent Alvin Gerald Aquino
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Kent Alvin Gerald Aquino

As a student, I must stand out and raise the voice of being an educated person by the means of communication through the use of my knowledge. I will share my knowledge to others so that it could turn the table and make things right by knowing my mere opinions. I will use my voice to advocate the youths so that our side us the one who will hold the future someday will be acknowledge by the elders. I will use make and clear up the issues made by the officials, since they only bias from theirselves, why not let… Read more »

Myka Sophia Mendoza
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Myka Sophia Mendoza

Most of the Filipino knows the wrong doings of our corrupt officials. Every election the people get money from the candidate for them to be voted. In that way we pursue the corrupt officials to be elected. They even don’t mind how much they are going to spend every election because they can gain those money and it can also be doubled by just getting the money came from our parents. Me, as a student the only thing I can do is to be a role model to the teens and children that getting the things owned by others are… Read more »

maryann ureta
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as a student i will give them more time to think for a solution that will contribute to our country like for example the problem for global warming we have and they have to think about that problem that will go through that problem not for officers but for all people in this world to stop discrimination.

Jennifer Asilo
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Jennifer Asilo

Because of the political dynasty running in the Philippines. And the society where power and popularity is all that matters, some people tend to be blind from something worth looking out. So as a student, and in legal age. A legal voter, I intend to disapproved in any form or kinds of corruption. I will not hesitate to tell the authorities if I found something unjust or so. Because as people of the Philippines, we have the rights to choose what we want and what we choose to follow and the right thing to do is to follow what is… Read more »

Dorothy Ann Bohulano
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Dorothy Ann Bohulano

As a student I will raise my voice to the people who still believe on those corrupt leaders and Share how we must stop believing on those people and tell this especially to the kids this generation. Who are manipulated or brainwash of the social medias that has a lot of fake news. Like we must use social media to express our thoughts in a critical thinking way towards the issues we are now facing in our government.

Mae Viceral
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Mae Viceral

As an active member of our society and as a psychology major student. I really don’t think that those people who are currently working at the government deserves a high salary despite of their stupidity and being insensitive on some of the social issues that are very relevant nowadays, it seems like they aren’t educated enough to have a proper knowledge on some topics or issues that we are able to experience nowadays. Us students need to study hard for us to have a brighter future ahead us because as what our national hero said “ang kabataan ang pagasa ng… Read more »

Kyla Dann Fadera
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Kyla Dann Fadera

As a student, an educated functioning member of society I can be a help by being a responsible voter and by encouraging fellow young voters to choose the one that will give the change that the society really needs in this desperate time where the corrupt is the one running the governmnent. We should not be blind about what is happening in our society. We deserve to have our own decisions. We deserve to have change. This steps will help future generations to have a better and peaceful society.

Aico Marfa
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Aico Marfa

As a student i would like to be a responsible voter and i would like to choose the right person for that position and about the corrupt officials that bailed out from the jail is so unfair, because there a lot of people who spend their whole life on jail and they face their consequences and for me corrupt officials should do that too and they should be threaten like other people in the jail and the government should not give them special treatment, don’t let them to go out, they should be in jail with other prisoners and don’t… Read more »

Ariel Dome
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Ariel Dome

Ariel Dome COM 181 There’s a lot of norms, counter arguments and struggles happens in the society. Living in this world is responsible. If I am a student in the society, the main purpose I have in my mind as a student is to played a role in helping strengthening a good society we have, using our voice to give a stand for the rights and to make change. If I am an educated person living in the society, the main role that I have in my mind is to obey and follow the rules and regulations that being implemented… Read more »

Jade Castillo
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Jade Castillo

As a student, I know that I can’t make an effect that much. What I can do is those little things that might affect the future for the better. I can start with voting the right one; By advocating some things like protecting our environment; helping other people; implementing and following simple laws like no littering to a certain spots or vandalism; keeping and teaching some youth to have a better attitude and more. I believe that we can’t change the officials right now. But maybe we could change the officials of tomorrow. By doing small things, I hope that… Read more »

Mark Garcia
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Mark Garcia

As an educated student and as a member of the society, it is my responsibility to know more about the person that I will vote in the upcoming elections, so that there will be no regrets if we know the people that we have elected. Having that kind of mindset can make a bigger change in our society because we can prevent having candidates who are doing corruption. We all know that the biggest problem that we are facing right now is having someone with the position in Government who are corrupted. So as a student I will make an… Read more »

Shelly Ancheta
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Corruption is a’ disease’ of the mind and i believe ‘curing’ the mind of it rather that fighting it directly will go a long way. The fact is that controlling corruption is not easy. If it was that easy then most societies would have been cured of this. As a student, I can educate myself about corruption, how it is caused, its effects in the society, understand it and its nature. Also, I will share it to others and educate them about it. It can be as simple as putting up a campaign in our school to educate people about… Read more »

Richer Waje
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Richer Waje

We are now in the modernize world, we millenials can use the power of technology to build dynamic and continuous exchanges between key stakeholders: government, citizens, business, civil society groups, media, academia etc. Create advocacy for the good change of the wirld and better governing.Have pathways that give citizens relevant tools to engage and participate in their governments and cut the red tape! Bring together formal and informal processes to change behavior and monitor progress.

Aya Mancha
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Aya Mancha

Corruption levels severely restrict the efficiency of businesses operating in the Philippines. Extensive bribery within the public administration and vague and complex laws make foreign companies vulnerable to extortion and manipulation by public officials. Favoritism and undue influence are widespread in the courts, leading to time-consuming and unfair dispute resolution, and to an uncertain business environment. As a student I will raise my voice to the people who still believe on those corrupt leaders and Share how we must stop believing on those people and tell this especially to the kids this generation. Who are manipulated or brainwash of the… Read more »

Jane Marielle Savellano
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Jane Marielle Savellano

Students are the future of the country. We, students are the youth that serves as the role model of the society and play a vital role in the development of a country because we will be responsible of passing on whatever knowledge we have to others. We should develop into well educated individuals that can contribute to the society in the future. As a student and in legal age, I should exercise my right to vote. Choosing a leader to rule decides the future of our country. We should think twice before making a decision who to elect as a… Read more »

Christiana Dimaunahan
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Christiana Dimaunahan

The personalist anthropology posits that humans are relational beings — interconnected regardless of race and status — hence, it is important that indifference towards issues that affect another person or a group of people be thrown away. Moreover, humans are in need of a close and engaged interplay with other humans in local communities, in order to thrive and develop their potential. Such philosophy also asserts that humans have the capacity to engage, realized in freely taking responsibility for their own lives, but also for their fellow humans in society at large. Personalism believes that it is when we display… Read more »

Leahgrace Enclonar
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Leahgrace Enclonar

We students could change our country. Jose rizal says ” ang kabataan ang pagasa ng bayan. If our youth are educated about this we would something can do to change it. If our society is together we could do something about it. As a Student, youth and citizen of our country we should be educated in our legal problems so we can do something. As student could change it by excercise my legal right to vote and to choose the right person for me. We should think before we act first.

Nhiel Araojo
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Nhiel Araojo

As a student, i think the best thing that i can do during this desperate times is to use the power of my single vote to elect an honest and God- fearing official. Moreover, I can also use my voice to influence others to vote the right and trustworthy officials because our single votes during election can make a big difference in the future of our nation.

Yllian Kurt Montesa
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Yllian Kurt Montesa

As a student, learning the systems and technology where most of the people benefits as of today til the next generation is a process where I can be a productive and well functioned member of this society. Through my path, I could raise an awareness and build an application where it will serve as a medium to be an eye opener especially to the young ones. We all are into gadiets, and techy stuffs but digging in depth analysis of the governmental systems and political affiliations in my generation a few were only listening, and speaking out about it. During… Read more »

Melecia Tamayo
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In simple things, we can do better. In everything we do that is right has a big impact in our life and especially in the place we live in which is our society. As a student and an educated person I will raise the voice of the people whose always under the government’s power and easily manipulated by the candidates commercials. I will make an organization that includes the people who wants to stop corruption and In that simple things I can make change, because the changes starts with us if we vote wisely our society will be a better… Read more »

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Karla Magne Abat
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Karla Magne Abat

As a student and a registered voter, I am expected to exercise my right to vote. To be given the chance to vote is a privilege to impart my opinions about the present society. Elections give the opportunity to change. However, to cast a vote as a help to society does not end there. It is only one of the steps that I should take towards a healthy functioning member of the society. As a youth, I also need to address the current issue/s that the seasoned individuals need to know. This is another step to help the society. To… Read more »

Rohm Mendoza
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Rohm Mendoza

As a student and as a first time voter for next year’s election. We should be more observant on how to choose a proper person for a one of the powerful position in the government. We need the help of the elders like our parents, guardians, grandparents, and even our professors because we all know that they experienced on how to vote and they know something about what happen in our country right now, by watching on television, listening on radio, reading on newspapers and also, by the use of the internet. It is a modern world right now, by… Read more »

Paul Pascual
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As A students we should learn to say no…. yes a no no generally speaking, because we know base on his/her background what an individual can do….. don’t be blind by their money…..

Claire Francisco
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I hope this article will wake up everyone’s mind. A single vote can change your future, for a better one or for the worst. How can you sure that you voted the right one? Oh dear, do some research. Huwag masilaw sa pera. If you take that money then you are giving them a chance to manipulate your future. Be one of the people in world that can change world to a better living. I’m tired hearing news about corruption, not only me but all of us. Vote wisely.

Joshua Santos
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As psychology major student and member of society, I will do my best to keep reminding the people who believe in this corrupt governmemnt officials that, be fooled by the sugarcoated acts be wise to know if they just wanted attention and political power. We all know who is corrupt officials that we have today, but if we help each other we can rid of those officials.

Jay Rhald Padilla
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Jay Rhald Padilla

As a student, I can help by raising my voice and open my mind to what is really happening. In recent days, people are intelligent. I can start helping by making those around me realize the true situation that we are facing. I can educate them by means of social media because modern problems require modern solution

GxJ Wanders
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We should start the change in ourselves first before we vote and elect a new officials. Think wisely before voting. Stop being manipulated by those stupid pabebe words, with what they promised when they are running for election. Be the one to start for the “Change”. Because once they’re elected you’ll never know what they can do. Money is power, that’s why there is corruption. Money can do anything, money can buy anything. Make up our minds! Start doing what is right! The change starts with you.

Lexter Almirol
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Lexter Almirol

In my own perception as a college student and a voter we all know the main reason why we can’t make a change? It is because of ourselves too. Let’s start with the traffic rules and regulation just stand near the stoplight and expect for a vehicle to beat the redlight counterflow on oneway road, build a barong baron on the sidewalk, Buy a car without a garage and park it outside on the mainroad and ressist tne enforcers for towing their belongings. We used to live in our comfort zone and think for ourselves only Still keep blaming the… Read more »