A promise to the lupang hinirang

Thank you for inviting me in this wonderful province of Ibarra, such an ironically cold place because of the weather but filled with heartwarming welcome of the people.

Let me introduce myself first to everyone here. I am Luzviminda Manalo from Iloilo.

I stand here today to tell you a story of this woman who surpassed all the hardships in life in order to come to this point. In the past few months, a lot of people have been asking me, “Why run for presidency?”.

My answer is simple. I wanted to experience growth and stability, a breath of fresh air, a smile in the faces of every person I will meet, among others this nation deserve to experience and live by.

Like you, I experienced living in the rural area– the lowest priority of this country in this time. I lived in a town where jobs are not available and buying the basic necessities would nearly be impossible or most of the times, cannot be afforded. My parents do not have jobs. They plant vegetables in our backyard and sell it to nearby towns in order to sustain us. Schools were also not accessible. It would take hours of walk in order to get to school because of undeveloped road. Healthcare is nowhere to be found nearby. This is sad, but its true. The law provides for our human rights embellished under Article 3 of the 1987 Constitution. Yes, we have rights, but sadly we are deprived.

We have had several presidents who lead this country but the problem in poverty could not be fully eradicated. We cannot eradicate poverty as long as there is one Filipino who cannot afford the basic necessities of a human being.

If I become the President, I will make an outline plan for economic revival. It is a bold and forward-looking plan to increase jobs and opportunities for the Filipino people. I would also make education accessible because it is the basic right of everybody, the children and any one else who wanted to pursue their ambitions in life. Through education, we can stop this cycle of poverty. Corruption is a cause, which is why i stand here in front of you to lead a transparent government, if ever i win this position. We Filipinos, deserve more than this.

Of course, I cannot fulfill these promises alone. I need you, I need each and every Filipino of this country to support me. The road may be rough, the journey may be tough, but if you join and support me, it would surely be worthwhile. Hand in hand, side by side, we shall conquer poverty.

Written by: Honey June Gabiota and Klynne Clarise Kuizon

“Peace, Order, Justice and Equality”

Ladies and gentlemen, it is so humbling to see every one of you who have journeyed from different places join this electoral campaign.

Our country has come to a crossroad, and you have the power to change the political landscape of the Philippines. In my heart, I believe that you came here not to see me, not to listen to me, but you came here today because like me, you believe that our country can become great and you want to become active players in the endeavor of building a great nation. I believe that like me, you believe that in the face of extreme poverty, we Filipinos have been experiencing ever since the time of our ancestors because of corruption. We can stop corruption, which, like rust eating away iron, has slowly eaten us away at the very core of our values, of our being, corruption which has caused  the people of this great nation to be poor, not only in material provision but most especially, to become poor in the spirit of patriotism. I believe that like me, you believe that there is peace and order, justice and equality in the face of rampant criminality and unjust and unfair trials.

And if elected as the leader of this country, in the halfway of being in the position, my vision of a country where there is peace, order, justice, and equality, will come into reality. A change that we will be able to see.

We may be a state of 7,641 islands, a nation speaking more than a hundred dialect, but we are one country, one nation, one people, and together, we shall have one great future. And I promise to give my all to my elected position, and address all the issues that will be raised by you, the people of this country.

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Apid, Jannah Grace

Caparino, Shanine Trishia

Yumang, Sebastienne

“No One Will Be Left Behind, Together We Will PROGRESS”

To my Fellow Countrymen Good Morning,

                 I know some of you may hate speeches but I encourage you to be part of my advocacy for pure service. We have seen the remarkable changes that our country is experiencing right now. We have seen dramatically the increase of prices due to the current laws, the shed of blood on the slums of Manila or the Philippines rather, the heavy traffic along the EDSA, the left and right rallies by our fellow countrymen who are hungry for changes. The love story of Jonel and Leila De Lima that released  big scale plunder cases. These changes are just a mere examples of our current situation that may lead our country to great depression.

                Our country is crying in the doubt of its future. I know we are all tired of all the flowery and breakable promises of politicians since then, but I am standing here in front of you to make you believe that there is still someone ready to serve this country with pure heart, I may not be perfect but because I was once a victim of politicians’ fake promises and dark intentions, it urges me to represent the common people who is hoping for a true change in our dead and dirty government.

               Philippines needs a person who will help the youth uplift their importance, who  will bring progress to agricultural land and waters. A person who will promote equality, who will give opportunities in all Filipino workers, who will put effort in education, and a person who will not run for money but for the people.

               We gather here today, not to put us in danger but to save our country from the tyrannical patriarchy. Do you see what i see? A land lead by crocodiles and puppets that is a great grimace. We must be awakened in this reality, foresee a better community not only for me, for you but for all of us Filipinos.  

                A country that we dreamed on, living not only on our imagination but now we are gradually grasping it with our hand. With your precious vote, together lets hold and see a better future that awaits us. No one will be left behind. Vote for me if you want a  hope for our country. Thank you.


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