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A Flawed Election. An Insulted Electorate. A New Julius Caesar.

The Philippines’ history of flawed elections, from the 1985 Marcos-Cory Snap Elections to the 2004 Hello Garci Scandal, has scarred the psyche of Filipinos that we virtually have little to no trust in the electoral process. These fears are now being stoked by the number of irregularities in the recent midterms.However, the opposition is misplaying its hand. The more the opposition questions the legitimacy of the elections, and the more they insult the intelligence of the electorate, the more they alienate the voters.In stark contrast, Duterte listens to the vox populi. And this is why the vox populi lended their ears and bequeathed to him the tyrannical role of Julius Caesar – who also was hated by the elites, but loved by the people.

An Opinion Piece by José Victor “Jayvee” Salameña

Duterte as he votes in the May 2019 Midterm Elections

Julius Caesar – hated by the elites, loved by the people

“To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” So goes the English language idiom, and it is quite appropriate for the many various technical flaws that now cast a palling shadow to the 2019 Philippine midterm elections.

               The Philippines’ history of flawed elections, from the 1985 Marcos-Cory Snap Elections to the 2004 Hello Garci Scandal, has scarred the psyche of Filipinos that we virtually have little to no trust in the electoral process. These fears are now being stoked by the number of irregularities in the recent midterms. Neri Colmenares refuses to concede because of the “rotten” elections that placed him a far cry from the “Magic 12”. Bam Aquino, the only Otso Diretso candidate who had a mathematical chance of being part of the “Magic 12”, asked his supporters to “pray for me”. Rallies and protests have already taken place to protest the various irregularities.

               However, the opposition is misplaying its hand. A deeper analysis of the mood of the general electorate shows that there is substantial support for the President among the general electorate across the Philippines. This is shown by the many various surveys done by different polling firms and reported by the Philippine media (many of whom are vehemently against this Administration) that the approval ratings of Duterte have remained high, despite the many various scandals, offensive jokes and the very stupid and laughable threat to declare war against Canada over the issue of trash. If there was fraud, even the cleanest elections would still have yielded a majority in the Senate, and a reduced minority.

               But now many who were displeased with the results of the elections have started to insult the electorate. Many decry that a well-qualified public servant like Mar Roxas garnered less votes than Bong Revilla Jr., who was disciplined for corruption and graft in the past, and who seemingly only won because he danced the “Bodotz” well enough.

The voters have already voiced their anger at the opposition by rebuking most, if not all, of their candidates, and reducing them to a shriveled minority in the House and the Senate. The opposition should listen to the general mood. But the more the opposition questions the legitimacy of the elections, and the more they insult the intelligence of the electorate, the more they alienate the voters.

In stark contrast, Duterte listens to the vox populi. And this is why the vox populi lended their ears and bequeathed to him the tyrannical role of Julius Caesar – who also was hated by the elites, but loved by the people.

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.

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