In less than a month now, Filipinos will be lining up on their respective precincts to wait for their turn to vote. Are the voters ready on Election day?
Since March this year, I've been going around different towns and barangays in Laguna. My goal is to educate voters on the Automated Election. My first question every time I conduct a seminar is "Sino dito ang alam na ang gagawin sa darating na eleksyon? Pakitaas ang kamay." (Those who know what to do on the upcoming election, please raise your hands!), as expected, less than 5% of the audience raise their hands. In less than a month before May 10, 2010, I am not sure if the percentage of voters knowledgeable on the how tos of the upcoming May 10 elections will increase drastically. As much as I want to speak to everybody and teach them what to do in the Automated Elections, my resources are not enough. I am praying that candidates will take the initiative to educate people, not just talk about their promises.
I would like to commend Councilor Pamboy Lopez of San Pablo City. Unlike other candidates who spend a lot of money on giving away Gin, Councilor Lopez spends money, time and effort in Voters Education. If every candidate will conduct Voters Ed seminar daily, assuming 100 participants per seminar..that will make a big difference.
To those who already know what to do, please relay the knowledge to other people.