I still believe Manny Villar is a good candidate, despite the billions he's spent on TV ads and media buying. I think he has done an incredible job in Las Pinas, and as a senator, prior to running. But I've seen, too, how it went against him, thus turning off the whole of the country. In my book, I want someone who may not reek off with too many positive things, but I want my president to NOT reek of negative things. I want my president to not thrive in negativity and destruct the other camp. I want my president to have balls --- to decide for 90M Filipino people. I want my president someone who can unite this country.
It took me a long while to decide who to root for. After all, this has been the most exciting elections yet --- with a lot (or not?) of choices. But then it dawned on me. This is the man who has shown positivity and goodwill and kindness throughout his campaign. He may have a thing going against him --- he was from the GMA Administration ---- most unpopular administration ever --- but I think that is something that's far minor than any of the other candidates' competencies.
All throughout the period of election campaigns, I did not regret not being able to register again (my status says it's deactivated, damn it) until now. Until I've figured who Mr. Right (for President) is and how much I am supporting him.
The least I can do is pray --- for the thinking class of the Philippines to prevail and for this elections to be safe.
God bless the Philippines.