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Monday, October 28, 2013

Voting, Bribes and Poverty in The Philippines




As i was growing up i was witness to the rampart vote buying during elections in the Philippines.

As i look at the news now, it is still the same vote buying going on.


A sack of rice? 


A pre-paid phone card?


Money?


De Villa added that although non-monetary forms of bribery were observed such as the candy, food, and load, some politicians, particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), stuck to tradition and distributed actual cash.


http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/332887/news/nation/ppcrv-candy-load-among-new-forms-of-vote-buying-in-barangay-polls


The voting scene in the Philippines:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/10/28/13/slideshow-scenes-2013-barangay-elections

This is one of the very few ways poor Filipinos can have a little bit of money coming their way - accept bribes from the elite .

Is there any another way other than that which supports self-dishonesty and corruption?

We have to look at How the poor can have money coming their way every month through the Living Income Guaranteed, guaranteeing their survival from birth to death.

They need money to buy the basic needs they need to survive. Let's give them that because we really care.

How will receiving 30,000 pesos every month affect the lives of the poor?

Putting my shoes in the shoes of politicians, i will make sure i will not bribe the people to vote for me, but take as my platform, to when elected in office, sponsor a bill that is truly needed to assist all to have life of dignity and because the poor is the majority, i can be assured to be elected in office.

Equal Life Foundation Bill of Rights


English
1. An Equal Economic Right that insures that all financial needs are accessible and available to ensure that the fundamental requirements of a healthy and fulfilling life can be realized and manifested.

Filipino
1. Ang Equal Economic Right na nagtatalaga na ang lahat ng pampinansiyal na pangangailangan ng lahat ay ma-a-access at magagamit upang matiyak na ang pangunahing pangangailangan ng lahat upang magkaruon ng malusog na katawan at kuntentong buhay ay pwedeng ma-realize at pwedeng masaksihan ang kaganapan nito sa mundo.

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