Earlier I logged on to my twitter account and was glad to see that the trending topic is not another ridiculous teenybopper one, it was about my choice in the near presidential elections, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. This will be my first time to vote, and I am glad that my first Presidential vote will be on MDS. Because she is the best one there, the most qualified one to be honest. I’ve got nothing on Mayor Duterte though, I know he has good intentions for our country but Miriam for me is the still the one who will make our nation a little less of a bad place.
She has been my inspiration since I was in the 3rd grade, I remember seeing her campaign ad on the tv then she was running for the senate, it showed a woman who was firing a gun on a target, and then her credentials were spoken and shown and right then and there I fell in love with her. She was the reason why I became the Editor in chief of our High school and College news papers, because I read that she was the first Female EIC of the Collegian, she is my inspiration why I studied hard and why I took the UPCAT (I was put on the waiting list and I thought I’d never get in so I enrolled to another University, just to find out a week later that there was an opening but it was too late haha) and she’s the reason why I overcame my stuttering problem and fear of public speaking, because I see her on the telly when she’s in court and her tenacity in delivering her speeches, I made her my inspiration and because of that I became the captain of the debate team in highschool a champion declamer, a tour guide and orrator.
Whenever I hear people say “I wanted to vote for MDS but she has cancer and she might die”, it annoys me because she had that for what 2 years now? I dont think she will die YET, and really now? isnt your reason silly? everyone is a ticking time bomb, because no one can tell the exact time or date when they will die, you and I can die later, or tomorrow morning or night, we can die in our sleep, so why not give MDS a chance? I’m sure she’ll be a great leader, she has always been admired by the youth, she has that appeal to us I can tell. And most of the other candidates said that their President is none other than Madam Miriam, so why vote for your candidate when their own preference is MDS? I think that says a lot.I just dont like it when people say that they wont vote for her because she is ill, come on now she’s a strong woman, she’s capable for making this a great nation once again.
So yeah I am a proud member of that 3% who said they’ll vote for MDS, not only because I owe most of the things that I have accomplished now to her, but because she deserves it and she is what our country needs, an intelligent and brave leader. Whatever happens on May 9th, win or lose you will always be my President, you will always be the greatest advocate for the young people.