Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. And every day, we make necessary choices that lead to the formation of our destiny. As a voter in this coming national election, we should be critical in choosing our leaders. Let us not be deceived by the masks worn by devious politicians who only remember the marginalized part of our Philippine society during the election period. These politicians are the kinds, who prey on the gullible voting public, then, before the ink dries on their oaths of office they first think of ways to feast on public funds. Fellow youth, the opportunity is in our hands to stop this unending cycle that prevails in our political scene. The 2010 election should not serve as an opportunity for corrupt “wolves” to deceive the innocent and unsuspecting “lambs”. Let us put a halt to this practice, we, the voters especially the youth should let our voices be heard. Older people had now realized that the younger people are listening. The youth pay attention to what is going on in the world. The youth has now become the main target of would-be government officials in their campaign in office. This is evident in commercials and the slogans that politicians have adapted. But let us not be convinced by these shallow advertisements that only speak about the good points of a candidate. We are not a market of promises that are made to be broken. Let us search deeper and look for the truth beyond their mask. Let us be wise in choosing.
It is a time for us to speak up and be different. For once let us vote for integrity in office, for performance and deportment beyond reproach, and for the honor of this country we all love. Always remember that we choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.