Monday, January 4, 2010

May 2010 candidates must use the Internet in campaigning

NOYNOY LEADS AMONG FACEBOOK INTERNET USERS: Candidates for president, vice president and other national positions in the May 2010 elections should follow the lead of Sen. Benigno Aquino III in maintaining an Internet-on-line presence, and using social networking sites such as Facebook for pushing their campaign.

As Aquino has shown, it pays to have a Facebook account, considering published reports saying that among the presidentiables in next year’s elections, he has already garnered about 211,000 “supporters and fans” from Facebook users, which is way, way ahead of the 158,000 or so “supporters and fans” of his closest rival, Sen. Manny Villar, the standard bearer of Nacionalista Party.

While there is no way of knowing, at this point, whether these Internet supporters and fans are already registered voters who could participate in the May 2010 polls, they are a very good indicator nevertheless of a candidate’s acceptance by the public and could thus be a good gauge of one’s standing among registered voters.

This is the reason why on-line media, in the likes of BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO which can be accessed by anyone in the Philippines and in the whole world through and which can be reached by phone (496 80 82 or 394 11 91), can really play a very important role come election time.

We have come to a point in our nation’s history where, like the recent US polls that saw the election of a virtual unknown like then Sen. Barrack Obama as US president, Philippine elections can now be greatly swayed by a campaign properly waged through the Internet.


STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN SOUNDING NAMES LEAD THE PACK ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS: The good news is that Filipino students are proving their excellence in math and science not only in the Philippines but even worldwide.

The bad news for the Department of Education under Secretary Jesli Lapus is that, only Filipino students from private schools are excelling, leaving their counterparts in public schools literally miles and miles behind.

Sadder still is the news that students whose family names sport only two or three letters---indicating their foreign lineage---concededly lead the pack of excellent students who won some 450 math medals in competitions held in the country and abroad for 2009.

Students whose names indicate they are native Filipinos do not seem to be at par with students with foreign-sounding family names, even if the natives also come from private schools and are studying under the same tutors and teachers, following the same curriculum.

Why is this happening? Whether you believe it or not, there is a Biblical dimension to this malady.

In Deuteronomy 28:15, in relation to Deuteronomy 28:43-44, it is there emphasized that a nation which has turned its back on God, whose faith is mere “lip service” and is not manifested by works, curses from God will come and one of these curses is the lordship of foreigners even in our own country.


ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: The “Ascension of our Lord” is the second “Glorious Mystery” in the Holy Rosary of Roman Catholic Christians, and it speaks about the manner by which the Lord Jesus was taken up to heaven after His resurrection.

Only two of the Gospels contain an account of the ascension. The first account is found in Mark, in its Chapter 16, verses 19 and 20, while the second account is found in Luke, in its Chapter 24, verses 50, 51, 52 and 53.

The Gospels of Matthew and John do not have this story, but the Book of Acts, in its Chapter 1, verses 1 to 11, contain a vivid description of how Jesus was “taken up to heaven.”

In Mark, this is how the story is told: “After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it.”

In Luke, the ascension is described in this manner: “When he had let them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left and them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.”

In Acts, the promise of Jesus returning after He was taken to heaven, “in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” was made.


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1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I definitely agree with you there, candidates may use internet campaign and I think it is really effective, specially to the OFW voters. Anyway, thanks for sharing this interesting post. I enjoyed reading this. Keep posting!