Wednesday, March 20, 2013


In a free nation like U.S. whose government embraces Democracy, it’s really a great privilege for the citizens to choose their leaders to run the government by exercising their right of suffrage through election. Through this event, the people shall have the opportunity to vote for leaders of their choice. This is also the chance to remove from power politicians who were proven incompetent and ineffective. Citizens are hopeful that through this exercise, their lives will get better once the leaders they elected got the majority of the votes, declared winners, and shall soon govern the nation.

But what are the usual scenarios once the election has been held and elected officials already sat in power? At first, the people’s expectation is high, confident that the promises made and given to them shall be delivered. But unfortunately, sooner or later, promises made to them become all fairy tales, broken, and they end up frustrated, exploited, and disappointed.

This summer in May, my beloved country, the Philippines will have the privilege for its citizens to take hold of the benefit of Democracy through the historic election. Filipinos will once again have the opportunity to correct their mistake of the past by a wrong choice of candidates elected for position of offices. This is now our chance to be more prudent in our selection of future leaders who will not pretend to be somebody they are not, thereby
betraying the trust of the people. God-and-nation loving Filipinos shall now ensure that they are fully aware of their eternal accountability should they be negligent, indifferent, and self-serving on their choice of leaders in this coming election on May 13, 2013. It is now time for Filipinos to rally behind justice and righteousness in governance, and this can only start out through the sanctity of the ballot.

I just remember the book of Proverbs, which says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14: 34, ESV)

It is in this context that I, a retired military, support a certain candidate on his senatorial bid. This man is known for his love of God, country, and the people. Though he didn’t make it to be in the Presidency during the last elections of 2004 and 2010, divine intervention, coupled with his tenacity, placed him officially to be in the senatorial race. And I’m very confident and hopeful that this time, Eddie Villanueva (a.k.a. Bro. Eddie) is going to make it and will be able to join the core of senatorial winners who will shape the nation for the next six years.

Bro. Eddie, if elected as senator, shall satisfy the aspiration of the people, whom their expectation will not be placed in vain. As one traces this man’s track record, it will be found that his competence and integrity shall not be questioned. He shall be a catalyst that will boost the nation to move forward in genuine progress.

As the election draws nigh, my team, led by a former lady school teacher, continues to storm our town, Bgy. Villamor, campaigning for this man whom we know shall not betray the trust of the people.

Bro. Eddie’s winnability for this coming election is not far from reality for we, ourselves, witnessed the positive comments and affirmation of the people in the community. I still vividly remember one comment from a retired Colonel who quipped, “Pasok na ‘to!” which means that this is now the time for this guy to win. I also overheard a lady saying, “Pasok na pasok na ‘to si Bro. Eddie!” which means that the guy will now surely win.

People are now tired of broken promises made by traditional politicians, and this election in May shall be the answer for the people’s dream to come into fruition.

Consequently, we will continue to work campaigning for Bro. Eddie, as though everything depends on us. And we will also pray as though everything depends on God.

In the meantime, we humbly ask all our friends around the world to support us in prayer so that this election will be peaceful, honest and orderly. We may also solicit for your help to, likewise, ask your Filipino friends to support Bro. Eddie for Senator.

God bless America! God bless Israel! God bless the Philippines! God bless all the nations of the world!

Viva Villanueva!! 

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