Comelec Under Seige



It is barely fifteen (15) months before the May 9, 2022 national and local elections and practically all those aspiring for the presidency, vice-presidency, senatorial candidates down to the provincial, municipal and other local officials are almost in the campaign trail. It is quite unfortunate however, that the very office which is in charge of supervising the elections has been placed in an unprecedented controversy with the vociferous Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, who is retiring from the service February 2, making public her charges that the Commission has purposely delayed the resolution on the disqualification charges against presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr so her vote in favor of the disqualification will not be counted. Reportedly, two (2) other Commissioners are also retiring today. Commissioner Guanzon castigated Acting Chairperson Aimee Ferolino of the Commission for taking her sweet time in delaying the resolution, in cohort with her two other remaining Commissioners. While the Commission has denied all these claims of Guanzon, it can not be denied that our citizenry and the voting population in general are quite disappointed with what is happening. The right of suffrage is a sacred trust which every Filipino ought to adhere to and care for, if we are to enjoy our democratic way of life. Indeed, it is a God-given right if I may say so, and I believe it is our duty to preserve the same for this generation and the generations to come. Given this insight Commissioner Guanzon rightfully deserves the support of every decent Filipino. The COMELEC is among the last of the Constitutional vanguards that cradles the hope of every Filipino for a better tomorrow. Hence, this writer is tempted to ask “QUO VADIS COMELEC?


TRIVIA:


Greetings to Rev. Mons Noe Badiola who is commemorating his birthday anniversary today, February 2. Mons. Badiola is the incumbent Parish Priest of the Metropolitan Cathedral. Likewise, the late Cecile Pardo would be celebrating her birthday anniversary today if she were alive. The late Cecile Pardo was a batch mate of my spouse Minda at the USI high school batch ‘55


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:


“INDIVIDUALLY WE ARE ONE DROP TOGETHER WE ARE AN OCEAN.” -RYUNOSUKE SATARO


“FOR THE BODY IS NOT ONE MEMBER, BUT MANY” -1 COR 12:15