Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle pushing the anti-corruption “Huwag kang magnakaw” campaign in “uprooting the culture of stealing on all levels of society and planting the seed of honesty, integrity and generosity so as to finally reclaim the stolen dignity of the Filipino people.” Image credit: N for the drawing and PT for the publication.
With less than a year before the 2016 Presidential elections, I hope we will make the right choice of candidate.
It’s exciting to watch presidential candidates here in the Philippines engage in debate with fellow candidates on national television. The voting public is learning from those discussions giving them the opportunity to choose the right person to vote. Even political chat forum can help the voters understand the stand of their presidential bet on particular issue. We’ll see who among the old and new faces in the political arena can bring “change” to what we have right now.
I admire candidates who actively participate in debates to answer issues thrown at him by his or her rival and have a clear stand on timely issues/problems besetting the country in general. People should be aware that candidates who depend on political gimmickry to be popular or evade issues at some point are those you can’t truly trust or rely in times of emergency. What will become of us when we are faced with another natural or man-made calamity?
How many presidential candidates have promised to uplift the living condition of the poor or provide job to the millions of people seeking a decent way to live? Most of them do at first glance. But how many were able to keep their promise? I hope dear readers that you’ll think several times about the candidates whose name you’ll write on the ballot form. They will shape our childrens’ future and the generation next to them. Do they deserve to be in power? We just hope that this coming election will be peaceful and clean. Vote wisely.
Original post from my other blog
A good priest once told me that our brain can process 60,000 new thoughts a day. If the same number of new ideas will all be positive thoughts, then unpleasant thoughts such as gossip and grudges will never preoccupy and pollute our mind.
2015 is a good year to improve ourselves and start doing more positive things and claim that more blessings will happen to us!
I just want to share this affirmation I learned from a speech mentor:
“What my mind can conceive and believe, I can achieve. And so it is!”
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One of the things that elderly people hate is feeling that they are not worth anything. They would like to make sure that they are still doing something so that they will feel productive even when they are at home.
Making sure that elderly people will focus on their hobbies will make them feel productive especially if you would ask for their help regarding some things that you cannot do. They will feel wanted and this will be enough to keep them happy. Engaging them in various activities like gardening or joining clubs will help them mingle with people their age and have fun during their twilight years.
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