Voters will be guided by Senate candidates’ debate on rising prices, low wages: Sen. Kiko

Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Otso Diretso campaign manager, on President’s statement vs senatorial bets’ debate

Voters will be guided by Senate candidates’ debate on rising prices, low wages: Sen. Kiko

Noon, tinanong si Dolphy kung tatakbo siya sa halalan. Sagot niya, ano’ng gagawin ko doon? Magpapatawa? Tama si Dolphy.

Kaya importanteng tingnan ang nakaraan o kasaysayan ng mga kandidatong inaalay nila ang mga sarili para makapaglingkod sa tao tulad nina Gary Alejano, Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Pilo Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, Mar Roxas, and Erin Tañada.

Sino ba ang naglilingkod na nang matagal na at tapat? Nang hindi nag-aabuso sa kapangyarihang binigay sa kanila ng taumbayan? Nang hindi obvious ang pang-aabuso sa dami ng mahal na tarpaulin at TV ads?

Makakatulong sa mga botante sa kanilang pagpili ng mamumuno sa kanila ang seryosong debate tungkol sa mga isyu ng sikmura, buhay, at hanapbuhay — hindi ang murahan, pananakot, o patawa.

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Dolphy was once asked if he would run for an elective seat. His response: What will I do there? Make jokes? Dolphy is correct.

It is important to look at the past or history of candidates who offer their selves to serve the people, people like Gary Alejano, Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Pilo Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, Mar Roxas, and Erin Tañada.

Who have served for a long time honestly? Without abusing the power given them by the people? Without the obvious abuse in the flood of expensive tarpaulins and TV ads?

A serious debate on issues of gut, life, and livelihood — not cursing, threatening, or joking — would help voters in choosing the leaders who will lead them.