Election is not a money contest nor a popularity game. Hindi din ito fliptop battle kung saan kailangan mong murahin at siraan ang katunggali mo para manalo.
Leadership in lexicon, is your ability to lead and guide – a function of a leader.
Kung kasikatan lang pala ang pagbabasehan, ba’t ‘di na lang ang ALDUB ang gawin nating running mates for Pres. & VP.? Di ba kilala sila? Kung nakaya nga nilang punuin ang 55-thousand-seater na Philippine Arena, (not to mention ang ilan pang supporters nila from #TeamBahay and ALDUBNATION’s),’ di rin malabong makakuha sila ng milyon-milyong boto for national positions.
Pero siyempre, ‘di puwede. May issue pa yan sa citizenship eh. Kung puwede nga lang pa file-in ng COC ang kapitbahay naming tumutulong sa iba kahit na alam niyang wala rin siya. Yung taong gumagawa ng charity works lingid sa kaalaman ng iba. Yung nagpatuloy sa bahay niya ng mga taong ‘di naman niya kadugo after nung bagyong Yolanda. ‘Yung hindi na kailangang magpatayo ng overpriced buildings at mangakong sa pamumuno niya giginhawa. Pero ‘di pwede. Why you ask? Because this kind of mentality doesn’t push through Philippines’ system. Makaboto lang, okay na yan. Paki ko ba?
Pero in the end sinong nagsa-suffer? Pag nagmahal ang bilihin at tumaas ang unemployment rate, sinong sisisihin mo?
‘Yung binoto mo? o ‘yung sarili mo?
With great power comes great responsibilities.
True. Pero benta pa ba yan ngayon?
Sa daming beses na kasing ginamit ang linyang ‘yan, naging cliché na. Gasgas na masyado. It had already lost it’s meaning na para bang kahit sino na lang can say it casually.
Even political leaders have said it already. Na para bang ginawa pa nilang burden ang responsibilidad that comes along with the positions they’ve acquired.
Why? Why should they act like they were the one’s for whom that line was made for?
Si Spiderman ka ba? Para sabihin ko sa ‘yo, magkaiba ng degree at gravity ang responsibilidad ninyong dalawa. Si Spiderman, may sa gagamba, ikaw tao !
Spiderman can take all the bullets and shits for the sake of humanity, ikaw? You can choose to either hide on your nutshell or kung di naman let somebody else speak for you. Kaya nga ang daming umiidulo sa mga superheroes eh. Kasi sila ang ideal leaders ng mga tao. Partida pa na mag-isa lang sila. Ikaw may mga ka-alyansa pa. Sali na lang din kayo sa Marvel Alliance!
Now, now, if you think you already have that ” potential leaders “in your mind, think again. Having the potential alone isn’t enough. It’s all about winning people’s hearts and earning their trusts.
Ako nga, kidding aside, wala akong maisip na iboto. I don’t even think that my vote will be highly appreciated. Why, kaya bang baguhin ng boto ko ang history ng Pilipinas? For I think the country’s future doesn’t solely rely on how many votes the new president will get. I think it relies on that kind of change the person can do.
For it does not take a superhuman strength, an x-ray vision or a red cape to govern this country. What the people need is an honest, listening and compassionate heart. A soul who can make a change for a lifetime. A wise king who fears his subordinates and his kingdom. For it is not only leadership that’s being passed from generations to generation so is stewardship.
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