By Diogenes C. Dy, University of the Philippines Diliman In this millennial era, social media plays a huge part in our voting behavior. I had my share in defending my preferred candidates over other people via social media. Quarrels with friends even happened. When we vote, we should refer to correct information. With the spread … More Vote well, build our nation
By Aileen Sabater, BS Tourism student, University of the Philippines Diliman The less fortunate is the most susceptible to vote buying. Vote buying hinders the democratic progress in the Philippines, but can we actually blame the poor for selling their votes? The poor, who makes up majority of the Filipino voters, has always been blamed … More Poverty leads to vote buying
By Adrian Emmanuelle Uy, Bachelor of Business and Commerce student, The University of Western Sydney Did you know that politicians in Australia knock door-to-door and campaign for themselves without using jingles and local personalities even at the Federal level of government? In fact, there is no “showbiz” at all in Australia! No gossip, irrelevant love … More It’s a trap!
By Eileen, Master in Public Policy student, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore The long and painful sufferings of the Philippines from colonial powers and dictatorship have influenced the Filipinos to embrace and uphold democracy. We, Filipinos, often quote Abraham Lincoln to make sense of “democracy” – it is “the … More Uphold democracy