The 2010 elections will be the most interesting election as far as my voting career goes.
This one sees the most number of voters actually interested in participating and exercise their right of suffrage. In our home alone, our yayas and driver actually voluntarily registered without my knowledge when my kids went to register. And 3 of my 4 kids are first-time registered voters.
The list of possible presidentiables has been one surprise after another — the Noynoy factor arose only after Tita Cory’s death; Mar Roxas, a strong presidential contender slides down to be Noynoy’s VP running mate; Erap declares he will run again; Chiz Escudero pulls the rug from under everyone’s feet by suddenly announcing he is leaving NPC (and is now keeping everyone guessing if he will run for President or not).
This is the first time that elections will be conducted using an automated process.
As of this time, major online news sites have created sections just for posts on the upcoming elections and many bloggers have either written about election-related issues on their own blogs or have come together to put up blogs dedicated solely to 2010.
Blog Watch will contain features, commentaries, news, voters’ education and election awareness campaigns, videos, informal polls and similar informative items.
Do visit Blog Watch regularly and be thoroughly informed before 2010.
Not only is it our right to vote. It is also our right to see to it that our votes are properly counted. And in order to vote properly, we must know all the issues as well as the backgrounds and platforms of all those running for office.
Below are the blog links of the 17 Blog Watch writers (list updated 11/10/09):
A Filipina Mom Blogger
Here’s to Life!
The D Spot
When in Manila
New Media Philippines
The Marocharim Experiment
Baratillo @ Cubao
Undertow / Leslie Bocobo
The Philippines and Beyond