WITH just 42 days before May 9, what the candidates should do now is to convince the electorate that they are capable of orchestrating the country’s socio-economic development.
It is on this day when the Filipino voters go to the polls to elect new government executives, including the successors of President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo.
But for the benefit of the people, particularly the more than 67 million registered voters, the candidates ought to present their “programs of action” to the electorate.
And Filipinos want to know exactly the candidates’ stand on such vital issues as the West Philippine Sea, wage hikes, price increases, abortion and contractualization.
Of course, the candidates, national and local, should not have anything to worry if they are are really out to meet the employment, medical and other needs of the people.
“Ang problema lang ng mga botante ay baka mga drawing lang ang mga ipinapangako ng mga kandidato sa panahon ng kampanya,” according to a new registered voter.
That’s why there is a need for the Filipino electorate to ascertain the true character of candidates, particularly those seeking the top political posts of the land.
In fact, in the view of many registered voters, the stage is once more open for the ventillation on the pluses and minuses of electing or reelecting a certain politician.
Of course, the electorate should dig deeper into the lives of people who want to serve the country and the suffering Filipino people for the next three or six years.
Meron pa tayong sapat na panahon para kilatisin ang pagkatao ng mga kandidato sa darating na eleksyon.