Malacañang on Monday (March 28) urged the Filipino people to scrutinize the platforms of candidates and vote for continuity and consistency in the May elections to further accelerate the country’s upward trajectory.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda stressed the importance of discernment, which he described as “key to a successful transition between leaders and continuation” of the country’s transformation under Daang Matuwid.
“This weekend, the campaign period for local elections kicked off all over the country. As with the national elections, discernment is key to a successful transition between leaders and the continuation of our country’s transformation under Daang Matuwid. During this crucial time, when the Filipino people once again hold the nation’s future in their hands, we urge citizens to look beyond mere slogans and posters, and exercise their right to scrutinize the platforms of their candidates, both local and national,” said Secretary Lacierda.
He also expressed hope that the public would vote wisely, keeping in mind their – and the future generation’s -- welfare.
“We trust that our voters remain cognizant that their choices will affect not only their future, or the future of their children, but also that of many, many generations to come. In this light, let us all vote for leaders who have the long view in mind, not for those who dangle empty promises or propose unlawful shortcuts. Keeping our recent successes in mind, let us vote not for uncertainty but for continuity and consistency—and thereby further accelerate our country’s upward trajectory,” the Palace official said.
Meanwhile, Lacierda invited the public to read the newly revised and expanded edition of the Philippine Electoral Almanac for a broader view of the electoral history.
“For a broader view of our electoral history, we invite the public to read the newly revised and expanded edition of the Philippine Electoral Almanac, available for free download on www.archive.org. Spanning the pre-colonial period to the present, the almanac explores the political relationships between the government and its electorate, and features articles, maps, charts, and other infographics.