Friday, May 18, 2007

Winners and Losers

I promise. This will be my last post regarding this election.

I would like to congratulate a friend for winning (still unofficial but he’s leading by a comfortable margin) the vice-mayoralty race in this city where I presently reside. When I was still a freshman in high school and he a senior, I knew the guy would enter politics. It is in his blood.

The first time I heard of his name, I said to my classmates, “He’s a future politician”. Later on in college, he was very active in campus politics. Then he passed the bar and went on to run for a seat in the city council. Now on his last term as councilor, the administration party picked him to run as vice-mayor.

So far, his track record is excellent. I want to see him succeed, be the next mayor, rule for 3 terms, move up to congress, and perhaps become a governor.

Too bad I was registered in another city. That could have been another vote for him. But I was able to persuade my wife to vote for him.

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I got this text message from a friend.

HEADLINES:
Pichay Pinulot sa Kangkungan
Sotto Nabulaga
Chavit Sumabit
Pacquiao Knocked out
Oreta Naboomtaratarat
Montano na Outshine
Goma na Flat


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I did not only vote but volunteered in the quick count as well. I took these pictures at 12 midnight the other day. The young volunteers were still very enthusiastic in encoding the election returns. Encode, chika, text, coffee, encode. I'm not sure if they cared about who won or who lost.
I’ll be back there tonight and check how my 12 senate bets are doing.

19 comments:

ladycess said...

oo nga, there are some people na bata pa lang, alam mo nang destined for politics. i know 2 people, elementary pa lang kami, mukhang pang-pulitika na e, and now theyre full-fledged politicians.. uh.. public servants.

the philosphical bastard said...

hmmmm.. how do you volunteer for the quick count?

lazarus said...

cess, di lang sya politician,he's a real public servant. Thanks for pointing that out.

philo bastard, i think Namfrel announced it months before election time. In our case, we are affiliated with an organization na palaging nagpadala ng volunteers.

j@y.com said...

HEADLINES:
Pichay Pinulot sa Kangkungan
Sotto Nabulaga
Chavit Sumabit
Pacquiao Knocked out
Oreta Naboomtaratarat
Montano na Outshine
Goma na Flat

--nice text haha!

annamanila said...

That post about your young-politican friend sounds hopeful. Sana hwag macorrupt ng system. Thats why i prefer young idealistic people as a whole ... why i voted for trillanes.

Ang galing namin ng patawa ... chavit nasabit, pichay pinulot sa kangkungan, sotto nabulaga. The pinoy's funnybone talaga. Although i figured out 'pacquiao na-knock out" for myself when a bud asked me if he won.

tin said...

Nagvolunteer ka pala sa Namfrel. Good. :)

Natawa ako sa forwarded messages. Ahahaha!

Cnu pala binoto mo for senator?

carey said...

LOL on the text msgs! i'll let my Mom and Dad read that, i bet malingaw pud sila. kudos on volunteering for the quick count. :) musta na man cebu uy, i miss that place na. who's the new mayor?

lazarus said...

j@y.com, the pinoys are very creative, and it shows in the text messages.

annamanila, you also voted for trillanes? he he. he's on my list too. talagang knock out si pacquiao. May pustahan din sa pagkatalo ni pacquiao.

Tin, twice na ako nakavolunteer. nakakalungkot din kasi some of those i voted did not do well, kagaya ni tol defensor.

carey, tommy is still the mayor of Cebu City. I think this will be his last term.

vernaloo said...

"GOMA NA FLAT"

bwahahahahahaha thanks for this Lazarus! Hilarious!

Gypsy said...

Haha! Pareho kami ni Verns! Natawa ako sa text na yan, ah. Hehe. But most of all, natuwa ako at somehow we Filipinos have learned not to vote for celebrities na!

Abaniko said...

I hope your friend won't be corrupted by the system. Sayang naman. Good luck!

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lazarus said...

verns, pwede pa natin madagdagan. victor wood, boto inaanay. :)

gypsy, i voted for cesar montano. para naman may kapalit si tito sotto. he he. pero this election, nawala na ang drawing power ng mga celebrities.

abaniko, sana nga. tingnan lang natin when the time comes na mayor na sya.

Nina said...

good job on voting! many people did not. and im sure i would have been one of them if i was there. heehee. and congrats to your buddy.

btw, those headlines are hilarious!

tin-tin said...

i also know some people who when you look at them, alam mong for politics sila. meron iba na ayaw mo nang sumali. parang sayang.. kse parang nasa kanila yun eh. and you believe in them and their intentions :)

lazarus said...

thanks for dropping by, nina! i am one of those who believe that my one vote counts.

tin-tin, there are those na magaling lang sa salita at sa pakikisama. yung iba ay talagang sincere in serving the public.

Phanyang said...

hi kuya! i'm back! hehehe. kawawa naman si uncle but nakakatuwa ang joke. hehehe.

lazarus said...

phanyang, no offense meant to your uncle. forwarded txt joke lang ni. he's not doing bad naman in the election, being in the top 15. But I guess di pa nya time.

Annamanila said...

Congrats to your friend. Sana hindi ma-hawa sa ibang tradpol.

Ang galing naman nang gumawa ng headlines na yan ano. So creative. Pechay pinulot sa kangkungan. haha