After a successful national automated election last May, it’s back to the old manual counting of votes for public school teachers who served as Board of Election Tellers. I wish the Commission on Elections allowed the simultaneous conduct of national and local elections last May so the rented PICOP machines could be used to count the votes of Barangay and SK officials.
Poor teachers are back to manual tallying of votes again. I’m sure most of them stayed overnight for the counting and canvassing of votes in their respective precincts. It would be best if they apply some under eye creams to freshen up their eye area…With all their hard work, I just hope teachers will get the proper compensation from the government (on time).
President-Elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will officially assume office shortly after his inauguration on June 30. Filipinos have high hopes that he will bring the much needed change in the bureaucracy and lead millions of Pinoys to a better life in the face of economic problem. I know this is not possible to happen in his first 100 days in office. But let’s hope his anti-corruption drive – will remain one of the priorities in the next six years of his term.
By having a better life means more local jobs to be created for everyone. Millions of Filipinos are in dire need of a decent job to support themselves and their families…I’m sure you have an idea about the social and health issues attach or synonymous to unemployment… Just pinning my hope to what this new government can bring about. P. Noy or President Noy, promised to address corruption and all sorts of problems in the government. Let’s wait and see.
image from noynoy.ph