Palace urges Filipino voters: Scrutinize the platform of candidates

By , on March 28, 2016


A woman casts her votes as Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista looks on during mock elections held at Bacoor National High School Annex in Poblacion, Bacoor, Cavite.  (Photo by Avito Dalan/PNA)
A woman casts her votes as Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista looks on during mock elections held at Bacoor National High School Annex in Poblacion, Bacoor, Cavite.
(Photo by Avito Dalan/PNA)

MANILA – As the campaign period for the local elections kicked off all over the country, Malacañang called on Filipinos to scrutinize the platform of candidates and vote to further accelerate the country’s upward trajectory.

“During this crucial time, when the Filipino people once again hold the nation’s future in their hands, we urge citizens to look beyond mere slogans and posters, and exercise their right to scrutinize the platforms of their candidates, both local and national,” said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a statement.

Lacierda noted that discernment is key to a successful transition between leaders and the continuation of the country’s transformation under “Daang Matuwid.”

The Palace official expressed hope that Filipino voters remain cognizant that their choices are important to the welfare of present and future generations.

“In this light, let us all vote for leaders who have the long view in mind, not for those who dangle empty promises or propose unlawful shortcuts. Keeping our recent successes in mind, let us vote not for uncertainty but for continuity and consistency – and thereby further accelerate our country’s upward trajectory,” he said.

Further, Lacierda encouraged the public to read the newly revised and expanded edition of the Philippine Electoral Almanac for a broader view of the electoral history. Such almanac is available for free download on www.archive.org.