Your Guide to the Elections

Apr. 07, 2010

IBON and Pagbabago’s Election 2010 Voters’ Education Kit

An overview of the Automated Election System, “Election Facts and Figures”, “The People’s Criteria” vis a vis the nation’s situation, and “Where the Presidentiables Stand” (a matrix of the 9 presidential candidates’ views vis a vis The People’s Criteria)

The overwhelming majority of Filipinos suffer chronic poverty and backwardness. The last nine years of the Arroyo administration have only seen their situation become even worse. Many are hoping that the May 2010 elections will be a fresh start and that new leadership will address their plight.

Yet the elections can only usher in the needed reforms if the people are able to choose national and local leaders who are genuinely pro-people, patriotic and democratic. The country’s problems are huge and demand committed leaders willing to challenge long-standing monopolies of economic and political power. The people have to be critical to see if such leaders are at hand. Continue reading

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