I don’t know if they are really serious or not but they’re the first one to file certificate of candidacy to the Commission on Election on Friday the first day for filing. But all of them have one common objective: to get of corruption in the government. They all claim to be serious in running to various elective positions they applied for. As a proof they were all running as independent candidates without any party to support them. Even if they lack experience, they took the courage to run because they want to serve their country and people. What a nobel intention, but what a waste of time. It’s an impossible dream, don’t they realize that? But some folks think if they’re not crazy maybe they only want to catch public attention.
And who are these early birds and KSPs (kulang sa pansin) who trooped to the COMELEC last Friday.
Leading the pack of early filers was Rigoberto Madera Jr., 61, a teacher-preacher from Bohol, who filed his candidacy at 8:40 a.m. Madera describes himself as a “six-star general” and listed “NNN” or “Najananan” as his official nickname.
“God wants me to file first,” Madera told reporters before filing his COC. He added that he topped a “survey by God conducted in October.”
This is not the first time Madera is doing this. In 2004, he was also among those who submitted his COC for president on the first day of filing.
Carmelo Carreon, a 63-year-old insurance agent from Iloilo, came to the Comelec wearing a red bandanna and a sash bearing his name. He said his motto is, “Pinoy is clean, united and all of the above.”Noel Aguirre, a 46-year-old entrepreneur, was wearing a T-shirt bearing the URL of his website. His family was with him.
Businessman Vicente Fabella, 46, declared that if he’s dismissed as a nuisance candidate, “Magugunaw ang Pilipinas (It will the end of the Philippines).”
Some personalities who submitted their COCs are old timers.
Other presidential aspirants who filed their COCs were: quantum physics instructor Gilbert A. Garcia (independent), masseuse Josefina Murillo, retired teacher Peter Pelegrino, financial consultant Vetallano Acosta, barangay chair Daniel Magtira, retired teacher Ernesto Balite, businessman and retired government employee Edmund Fernandez, and Sultan Min Bilad A. Villaflor, who identified himself as an “estigramist.”(abs-cbnNEWS.com)
Of course the list is not complete without Atty. Oliver Lozano. However news circulated earlier that his application was turned down because he did not personally appear to file for his certificate of candidacy to the COMELEC. The COMELEC, however, is very particular about nuisance candidates who will be making a mockery of the election process.
At bakit nga ba may mga tinatawag nilang nuisance candidates? Hindi ba karapatan ng isang tao ang tumakbo sa ano mang posisyon sa halalan basta kuwalipikado? Maaring sabihin nang iba na KSP lang ang mga ito at gustong maging popular sa ganitong gawain ngunit sa totoo ay wala naman silang alam at magagawa? Kung totoo man ito,ano ang ipinag-iba nila sa mga tinatawag nilang lehitimong kandidato na suportado ng partido na kapag naihalal na at naupo na sa puwesto ay isang inutil at wala namang ginagawa? Di ba mockery of the election process then iyan sa ibang kaparaanan? Nilinlang nila ang publiko na sila’y may marubdob na hangarin at kakayahang maglingkud sa publiko ngunit sa kalaunan ay lumabas ding wala talaga silang kakayahang mamuno?
Mahirap husgahan ang motibo at kalooban ng isang tao. Ano nga ba ang pakay ng bawat isang nagnanais na tumakbo sa halalan? Lahat naman kasi ay sinasabi na wala silang ibang hangad kundi ang maglingkud sa kanilang bayan at kababayan.
Pero nasa botante na iyan kung sila ay pagbibigyan, kung ipagkakaloob at ipagkakatiwala ang kanilang mga boto sa kanila o hindi. At sa mga botante naman, maging mapanuri at matalino sa pagpili ng taong karapat-dapat na mamumuno sa ating bansa. Mahirap na ang mapaso baka pagsisisihan mo ang lahat sa bandang huli.