March 20, 2007 : Tuesday
THE RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE
by: JESSICA E. DIMAYA
Living in a democratic country gives us the right to elect whoever we want to lead our country. But we must also remember that along with this right is a responsibility. A responsibility to choose the deserving and qualified leaders. As voters, we must be observant among the candidates. We must be aware of their personalities as well as their capabilities in serving the country. We must not tolerate vote-buying.
If we really want to be benefited and see improvement in this country, we have to be responsible. We must bear in mind that to vote is to take a stand, to choose a side and to add one more voice to the million of Filipinos who aspire tranquility and prosperity for this nation.
So as a citizen of this democratic country, we must exercise our right to vote. And we must exercise it properly by voting wisely.