All roads lead to the voting precincts tomorrow, Oct. 30, as the entire country holds the Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).
The barangay is the smallest political unit in the country, and each of us lives in one.
Are you happy with how your barangay is being governed?
Do you approve of the way your streets are lighted, how your garbage is collected, or the state of peace and order in your neighborhood? Any instances of akyat-bahay that are not solved? Are your drainage canals not clogged, and are properly maintained and kept hygienic? Are packs of stray dogs left to roam your streets? Are there too many drunk/rugby-sniffing tambay (vagrants) in your street corners? Are your sidewalks being exclusively-used as the right-of-way of pedestrians? Or are vehicle owners (including owners of broken cars) tolerated to make that designated portion of the road their private parking slots?
You can make a difference, and steer your barangay in the direction you want if you help choose the right barangay and SK officials.
We know barangay officials are getting better paid, and this could be one motive of some people in running for a public position. There are many candidates who have filed their intentions to serve our barangay, each one having his/her own pluses and minuses.
On Oct. 30, we have the opportunity to pick the best persons for the job!
Who would make a good barangay official? Having a post-graduate diploma or other high educational qualifications is actually not necessary for this job; it could be an advantage, though.
Let’s vote for someone who has the time, the energy, the skills and capabilities, and best of all, someone who has a sincere heart to serve.
All of us have a single vote. But collectively, we can improve the way we live through our choice of neighbors who will lead our barangay.
So let us help make a difference in our respective barangays. Go out and vote.