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Adel Tamano is my Number 1 Senator

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 | By Alexis | In

It has been said that Filipino voters are getting smarter and smarter when it comes to choosing people who will be entrusted in running the severely-crippled government of this overly-populated nation. The thing is, in most of the people who desire to be choices in the selection of leaders, very few of them are smarter and better than the ones who were proven to be plain crap when it comes to leadership and governance. Most of the names that we can find on the lengthy ballot (not to mention the ridiculously-named party list aspirants whose stupid founders think that naming their group 111111-AAAAA would make them win) are the same people who have done nothing to save this almost God-forsaken country from severe poverty, misgovernance, and all sorts of problems that make the Filipino people think less of hope, and more of the worse.

I have had enough of seeing the Philippine Senate turn into an extravagantly-funded soap opera by getting proliferated with actors and actresses who do not have any know-how on how to run their marriages and the government, and those who act to be good but would suck when rated by a movie buff.

Atty. Adel Tamano gets my first vote for the senate, for the following simple reasons:
  1. Adel Tamano is an advocate for the primacy of education. I have, for all of my life as a student less three years, have studied in government-run institutions, and I know how awful it is to be in public schools, not to mention the under-funded ones. Poor, but deserving students to not actually get what they deserve because their path to quality education have been compromised by the dwindling budgets for state-run colleges and universities. Adel Tamano, being an educator himself (he is the president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and has taught Law in several notable schools), knows what the problem of education, and knows what he can do to solve it. By setting education as a priority in the allocation of resources of the nation, as mandated  by the Constitution, marvels could be done to uplift the state of education in the country.
  2. Adel Tamano is pro-peace. Adel Tamano is the first Filipino Muslim who studied at Harvard Law School, and even managing to graduate with flying colors. This shows that no matter how people in this country see the Muslims, no religion, tribe or race is inferior to any other group of people. Not all great things are for the majority. This is one of the ideas that Filipinos have yet to realize. The stereotyping of Filipinos with Filipinos alike is what keeps peace and order elusive from Mindanao. One of the platforms of governance of Atty. Tamano is the pursuance of the peace process in Mindanao. It is time for someone from the other side of the conflicting people to stand up and represent the group. 
It is high time for us to select the ones who are sensible enough and who has the most concrete of the concepts on what to do during one's term in the government. If we are indeed smarter voters, money, fame or dirty tactics should not drive our decisions on whom to vote. The education sector needs Adel Tamano. Mindanao needs Adel Tamano. The country needs Adel Tamano. I am voting for Adel Tamano for senator.

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