The Philippine election is fast approaching and we are 6 months away from it. Now, everyone who eyes to have a seat in various political positions are already in the loose chasing voters through campaigns, black propaganda (Hi Mr. VP Binay, BLACK propaganda indeed) and TV interviews.
Came last Monday, I woke up receiving a text message from my college classmate asking if I have watched
Alma Moreno’s interview with Karen Davila in ANC’sheadstart. I’m like “what’s up with the interview?”, so I went to YouTube to
For me, the interview went well and I was guessing where is the awkward part of the interview since the video was labelled like “watch Alma’s interview with Karen Davila that turned out to be awkward”. I have noticed that there are points that she hit, however, there were parts of it where she stuttered and seem to have gotten confused about the question regarding the current issues in the Philippines especially the RH bill (Reproductive Health Bill).
Karen Davila “So are you for the Reproductive Health law?"
Alma Moreno: "Nuh???..Uhm... yes, yes, ok yes!"
Karen Davila: "Yes in all forms or yes with reservations?”
Alma Moreno: "Yes with reservations..."
Karen Davila: "What are the reservations?"
Alma Moreno: "Do i need to answer that?"
Karen Davila: "Of course, you're running for the senate!"
Her name went to twitter immediately and trended, there were even fandoms about her running as a Senator. Through that interview, seems like people measured her capability as a Senator and she was also linked to her former role as a sexy star (I’m like really? What’s the connection about her past and future, everyone deserves to start somewhere to have a new role in this world). I can also say that she’s honest with her answers.
- We should not judge her based on that interview, she might really went there without studying these issues (maybe she's still studying it today step by step as she prepare to run for the senate). Remember that a role of city Counselor (which is a local position) is not related to a national one. Everything can be studied along the way once she gets there.
- She’s aspiring, she makes mistakes, we are not in the position to bash her, she’s a Filipino still, let’s think about her family too that might be affected by this issue.
- I could say, she really prayed for it (as what she mentioned ), but praying is not about miracles, this should be a lesson for her to take this position seriously because at least Filipinos are wiser voters now. This should also be a lesson for all the those aspiring politicians to take running seriously. Politics and public service is not a playground for bored people.
- Let’s research about her career tracks if she really rocked it, from there, let’s decide whether she deserves a reservation in our votes instead of basing our decision only on that interview.
I am neutral about our political candidates, let’s all give them a fair judgement through research instead of basing our votes on what is seen in the TV, news (as we know that this is filtered), or social media trends. Let’s all be responsible.
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