Celebrities give tips on who to vote this election

“Kung concerned po tayo sa buhay natin dito sa Pilipinas, kailangan po tayong bumoto at bumoto nang tama,” Christian Bautista (right) calls out to Filipino voters.


Have you decided on who to vote in today’s mid-term election?

You might want to consider these reminders from celebrities before selecting the senatorial candidates you will vote for today.

TV host-comedian Vice Ganda said he watched all the episodes of ABS-CBN’s election debate called Harapan 2013 to assess the senatorial candidates.

He noted, “Makikita mo kasi doon kung mayroong laman ‘yong utak, kung may sinasabi, may konkretong plano, at saka kung may sinseridad ‘yong nagsasalita.

“Kasi, ang daming may konkretong plano pero hindi ko naman nararamdaman ‘yong sinseridad. Tinatanong ko nga, parang narinig ko na ‘yon dati.

“Parang dati rin naman ganun, pero walang nangyari.”

When asked what are the qualities he is looking for in a candidate, Vice replied, “‘Yong kinakikitaan ko ng pag-asa.

“‘Yong kinakikitaan ko ng potential bilang isang public servant, ‘yon ang mga iboboto ko.

“At saka ‘yong mga matatapang.”



NO TO CORRUPT. Meanwhile, TV and movie director Jose Javier Reyes has posted some of his thoughts about the election on his personal Twitter account (@DirekJoey) days before the election.

Since Filipinos will be voting for 12 senators today, Direk Joey said, “A senator must be a do-er as much as a thinker & not merely one who has charisma in front of cameras or existing as a brand.”

He also reminded his Twitter followers, “Before voting for a re-electionist senator, the question to ask: what has this legislator accomplished in his term? AKSYON OR EPAL LAMANG?

“Before voting for a freshman senator, ask first: DOES HE/SHE HAVE THE STUFF TO BE A SENATOR? WHAT DOES HE/SHE STAND FOR? MAY PLANO BA SYA?”

He also pointed out, “Pag-corrupt, absolutely no way. There’s no way I’m gonna endorse.”



HAS THE “X FACTOR.” On the other hand, singer Christian Bautista said about choosing a candidate: “Mapili ako sa mga sinusuportahan.”

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For the balladeer, a public official should be “educated, para sa bayan, track record, and malalaman mo kung honest sila, e.

“Kung sa artista merong X-factor; sa isang pulitiko, makikita mo sa kanila kung merong puso sila para sa bayan.”

He also encouraged all the Filipino voters to go out today and exercise their right to vote.

He pleaded, “Kung concerned po tayo sa buhay natin dito sa Pilipinas, kailangan po tayong bumoto at bumoto ng tama.

“Kung wala po tayong pakialam na hindi natin inaaral o nire-research ang mga iboboto natin, tapos magrereklamo po tayo, e, wala po tayong masasabi dun.”

He also stressed in the end, “Vote wisely!”


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