a new beginning

It's a good thing that I did not promise to keep this blog updated, otherwise I'd be paying for broken promises now. But today is a new beginning because I have decided to seriously make time to do this not only for today, but each new day :)

After the elections last May 14, I think the days just went by...not slowly but it is more like "days that were over before you know it but you don't really remember doing anything significant or worth remembering" kind of days. This troubled me somewhat because it seemed to me that something as important as the election was no longer important to most people...including myself. But on after thought, something did happen during Election Day itself and the fact that people were empowered enough to complain is a good thing. I volunteered as part of the transportation team of the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) of San Diego Parish and at around 8:30 AM of Election Day, I was tasked to drive some people (including my Mom) to the COMELEC office because we were getting reports that a lot of people were not able to locate their name and their polling precincts. Now, I was there to drive...but eventually, as more people came in and more problems surfaced, I found myself getting involved...then annoyed, then exasperated...and before I could help myself, I blurted out..."this is one of the most incompetent and inefficient office that I have ever encountered"...so there! Of course, that did not sit well with the COMELEC Officer. She was belligerent, arrogant, non-compromising, adamant and over-all, I would give her 8 thumbs down for her hypocrisy. Was I in a fighting mood? You bet! But then by the next morning, I was no longer on high gear and decided to leave the fighting to the elders ;) The over-all post-election mood was calm. I think this is because the results were acceptable to the people and cheating was not a big problem. So if in the beginning I was worried about the perceived apathy...I am not anymore....Mabuhay ang Filipino!


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