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Monday, October 25, 2010

Barangay Election 2010

I hear the same news during election period.Election violence,vote buying and late arrival of election paraphernalia is not new to me.A Surigao councilor was shot dead yesterday.Regions 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10, and the Cordillera Autonomous Region may hold election tomorrow.I witnessed a person opened a small envelop with a bill and sample ballot.Some people told me to be sneaky yesterday because I might get something from the running candidates.Sorry but they can't buy my vote.

COMELEC assured the public that everything is ready for Barangay and SK election 2010.However, in some areas in the Philippines such as Caloocan and Albay the election has been delayed too and the president is discontented with the  delays.

It's good to know that PNP and AFP secure peaceful election this year but unexpected and uncontrollable occurrences happen.Voting was suspended in particular municipalities of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.Tomorrow there would be no classes to give time for teachers to rest.

Barangay is the basic political unit in the Philippines.It is led by a barangay captain and his  council with seven members.Each barangay has Sangguniang Kabataan or SK Chairperson with seven SK councilors.I used to be part of SK from 2002 to 2007.

The main duty of the barangay officials is to maintain peace and order, provide livelihood programs, keep the cleanliness and implement infrastructures.It's the SK's obligation on the other hand to encourage young people to take part in barangay activities and make them active in sports,environmental issues,moral recovery programs and drug prevention.

I just voted.It was easy to find my name and precinct number.May the candidates I chose win.Hopefully, tonight results will be released and winners will be proclaimed!


Cathy Kennedy said...

I appreciate your integrity in that your vote can't be bought. Our election day is just a little over a week away. I hope the Republican party can upset things on the hill and take control of the house so long as they put feet to their words in restoring things in Washington.

ladyinpurple said...

Thanks Cathy.Good luck to your upcoming election and may your candidates win and do what they've been promising to achieve change.

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