Unfortunately for today’s youth, especially the first-time voters, they have no other experience of governance to speak of other than the almost decade-long rule of an administration mired with illegitimacy, corruption, poor governance, human rights violations and other tragedies.
Since 2010 is an election year, it is only fitting that the Filipino youth sets its new year’s resolutions for the government based on 1) how it expects candidates to address national issues and concerns and 2) what kind of changes it is more than willing to actively work for.
The youth proposes some new year’s resolutions for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in case she has none:
1. Resolve to step down when her term ends.
2. Resolve not to declare martial law anywhere in the Philippines.
3. Resolve to hold clean, transparent elections.
With those out of the way and having enumerated my wishful (thinking) New Year’s resolutions for the president, for that much coveted change in the government, may the youth resolve to:
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