Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's About Time: VOTE Wisely!

The 2010 Elections is happening in 6 days! While I really haven't made up my mind on which candidate to support, I know that no matter that, I have to make my vote count and that I shall vote wisely.


Life was easier back then, when business was in full swing, when the peso-dollar rate is pretty close to one another, when there were more peace and security, when everyone respected our government officials.

Let us bring those days back.

I wish for my future kids to experience the same carefree life that my parents were able to give me. Let corruption and violence stop NOW.

Come election time, this is also the height of bloodshed, violence and all the horrible things that bring chill up my spine as I watch the news. I can never forget the sight of the Maguindanao massacre where close to three dozen innocent journalists were brutally killed. This single incident caused a huge chain of effects to their loved ones as well. My heart goes out to their young children, their widowed spouses and to their elderly parents.

I came upon this website that is calling out to stop electoral violence. It's About Time is their battle cry and they are just asking us to do one thing -- to sign their petition as a sign of support to their advocacy. 

Here at Frannywanny.com, I will be raffling off a limited edition Cherie Paris It's About Time watch piece which was specially designed by artist Wawi Navarozza to anyone who can complete this sentence:

Come May 10, I will ____________________ because it's about time ___________________.

Kindly include your name/nickname and your complete email address for me to be able to contact your right away. I will be announcing the lucky winner on May 11, 2010.

Let's take a stand and vote wisely.

** color of the watch may vary depending on its availability

79 comments:

  1. Come May 10, I will vote someone who is right and just not because he is the popular choice because it's about time we vote someone who is not a trapo and will lead the country to the right way of thinking and living.

    Earth
    mearthcedes (@) yahoo.com

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  2. Come May 10, I will wake up early, commute to my precinct and vote according to my conscience because it's about time to seriously think of the future of our children by choosing the kind of leader who considers/has the interests of the people and the nation at heart above his own personal interests.

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  3. Come May 10, I will use my mind and heart in choosing the candidate who I believe is perfect for the position because it's about time my voice has to be heard through my vote, for myself, for my family and for my country.

    Entrepremom
    iris_rebao@hotmail.com

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  4. Come may 10, I will exercise my right to vote and vote for the candidate whom I know can make a difference in this country because it's about time we make a stand to help build our nation back to life.

    ZOAN

    jongskie721@gmail.com

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  5. Come May 10, I will become an accountable citizen of my country by voting because it's about time I stop being apathetic because our country can will only continue to go down the drain if we keep on holding on to a "bahala na" and one-vote-won't-make-a-difference attitude.

    Ria :-)

    yapatoots at gmail dot com

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  6. Come May 10, I will be a TRUE Filipino. A Filipino who knows how to fight for his rights and mature enough to face responsibilities to his self, to his community, to his country and to his God. Because it's about time to open not just our mind and not just our hearts but our whole mind, body and soul to embody the TRUE and REAL meaning of being a Filipino.

    Alex Dizon
    rbofamc@gmail.com
    http://recyclebinofamiddlechild.blogspot.com

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  7. Come May 10, welcome all voters,think twice before you vote, it's about time to stop corruption and violence.Let's pray together for a peaceful election.


    teresahundana@yahoo.com

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  8. Come May 10, i will be a part in changing the course of Philippine history through my vote because its about time that i take responsibility for our country's future.

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  10. Come May 10, I will once again exercise my right and vote as a loving mother, not only for my the sake of my kids, but for all the Filipinos as well because it's about time that Filipinos should realize that only through a Mother's heart can we truly see and know the "REAL" person of each candidate. Remember the saying, " Mother knows best" :-)

    josephine_pacariem@yahoo.com

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  11. Come may 10, I will open my eyes and ear to know the truth, I will vote using my head and my heart to choose the right candidate because it's about time that we must take our stand for our country.

    melandriaromero@gmail.com

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  12. Come May 10, I will vote for someone who is not pretending to be for the poor people but will vote for someone who have the dedication and skills of a great leader because it's about time that the country needs a big change.

    "like"
    yu.macris@gmail.com

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  13. --Come May 10, I will vote for the person whom I believe is capable even if he only has a small chance of winning.
    --because its about time to vote according to your conscience and not for convenience (of voting other to avoid someone from winning).

    Bagel
    chinky.baguette@gmail.com

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  14. Come May 10,and I will make a difference to this world, because it's about time that someone make a move for a better world.

    Lyn
    nicholettez@yahoo.com

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  15. Come May 10, I will wake up early on this day and go to our assigned voting precinct to do my part in this coming election day because It’s about time to uplift our country from poverty and corruption by electing our leaders not by their popularity and winnability but electing them based on their competence, leadership skills and their platforms. We should always remember - "A good and successful governance starts within ourselves" Have a peaceful and bloodless election day on May 10, 2010! :)

    Name/Nickname: Michael Yu/Mike
    E-mail: mtanyu@yahoo.com.ph

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  16. Come May 10, I will encourage all the Filipinos to vote wisely and honestly on this day because I think it's about time that we open our minds and be true to ourselves this coming election day. Let us vote wisely and understand carefully each and every leader that we'll be voting for. Just remember, failure to do our part as good and honest voters may result to bad governance for another 6 years! So let's be honest and be wise. Vote for d best this May 10, 2010! :)

    -Vivian Blas
    (vivian_blas18@yahoo.com)

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  17. Come May 10, I will vote for the BEST candidate for me and not just rely on the saying "vote for the lesser evil". My decision will not be moved by surveys and popularity, I will vote for the one who I believe is the most capable and dignified.

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  18. Come May 10, I will be voting for my best leaders on this day with all my sincerity and honesty. And to all the election candidates this May 2010, It's about time to think about others before thinking of yourselves. It's not about how much money you will be earning for taking the position but how many people that will benefit from you for being a good leader. Let's all have a bloodless election day this coming May 10, 2010! :)

    entry by: Cherie Chan
    e-mail: cherienchan@yahoo.com

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  19. Come May 10, I will be owning the elections and will be guarding my vote against those who have ill motives because it's about time to choose the legislators and public officials wisely, who will priotize the Filipinos' needs over their own personal interests.
    In so doing, this nation will finally rise from poverty and will soon be great again!

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  21. Come May 10, I will take responsibility to our country and vote not the most influential, not the most popular candidate but a person who believes in our unique abilities as Filipinos, a person who is experienced, a person who has values and can unite us into one because it’s about time to for me to do my part.

    Tuman
    april_13_rose@yahoo.com

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  22. Come May 10, I will vote for who I believe can put a stop to the trend of making politics a "business" and I will also pursuade everyone I know to vote for him even if statistics and surveys say that he has no chance of winning because it's about time for us to give our children a better future.

    jainejaine05@yahoo.com.ph

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  23. Come May 10, I will vote for who I want and not who my parents want because it's about time we make our own decision and not follow what the majority likes or wants.

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  25. Come May 10, I will make sure that the names I will shade in the ballot are the names of the leaders who will finally serve the best interest of this nation and not their own because it's about time we apply the lessons we learned from our previous leaders and their administration and be more stringent as to their qualifications, intentions and plans for the administration of the government so that we will not be able to commit the same mistakes again.

    It is also about time to reflect and open our eyes to the reality that we deserve better leaders and for us never to be mislead again by empty promises of economic progress, stopping corruption and ending poverty. The right to vote should never be taken for granted because this empowers us to change the fate of our own lives and our country. All it takes is a shade in the ballot.

    Name: Marizen
    E-mail: zenks1023@gmail.com

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  26. Come May 10, I will vote for the best
    because it's about time to make a change and vote wisely.

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  27. Come May 10, I will protect my vote, be observant and will any report electoral fraud cases because it's about time stop vote-rigging and ensure an uncontestable election outcome.

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  28. Josefina A. MalicdemMay 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Come May 10, I ought to vote with a positive aura and a clear mind. My eyes shall be open and my mind alert because it's about time to be involved, to make a change and to make a stand.

    Josie
    josie_malicdem@yahoo.com

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  29. come May 10 I will, go out & exercise my right to vote because it's about time we participate in building our nation again by choosing the right leader who will lead our nation to a positive change

    Monette
    huggie0109@yahoo.com

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  30. Come May 10, I will not only practice democracy but commit myself to it; I will respect the will of the majority and join hands with whoever is elected,
    because it's about time we stop counting on only the government for our future. It's not just about who will win, but what we will do together with who will win that will matter.

    Toj
    emailnitoj@gmail.com

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  31. Come May 10, I will make my voice be heard. Small though it may be, because I believe it's about time I stop merely saying that I'm a Filipino but act like the tough, proud, culturally and historically-rich countryman and truly deserving of a great nation with outstanding leaders' citizen that I am.

    Eliza
    ecs_delacruz@yahoo.com

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  33. Come May 10, I will, with all my strength, help make 2010 election a clean one by volunteering because it's about time that our future generations to come live a better life.

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  34. Come May 10, I will let my voice be heard and be counted. Because it's about time to make a change, a change for the better. for the sake of our nation and our children.


    monchit@live.com

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  35. Come May 10 I will pray not only for myself but for all the voters in and out of the country for guidance in selecting the BEST leaders for the Philippines because it's about time that we install leaders who will make a change for a better life for all filipinos.

    beng
    mylene0818@gmail.com

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  36. Come May 10, I will vote the "right" person because it's about time to be a catalyst for change! Remember every vote makes a difference!

    Name: Marc Louie Pulanco
    E-mail: louie152008@gmail.com

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  37. Come May 10, I will do my part in selecting the right leaders for my country and my city by choosing those who abide by truth, justice and freedom because it's about time that we prioritize our nation and the greater good over our selfish intents.

    Meki
    melody_1504@yahoo.com

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  38. Come May 10, I will go out and VOTE for the BEST candidate whom I believe can CHANGE our NATION for the BETTER because it's about time we WAKE up from all these Nightmares in Politics

    VLELYN ANG
    levie_a@yahoo.com

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  39. Come May 10, I will be a VIGILANT and responsible VOTER because it's about time our Country needs GOOD and Efficient Leaders .

    Carol
    carolrchan@yahoo.com

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  40. Come May 10, I will exercise my right to VOTE because it's about time we do our part to create a better country for our children's future

    jacqui
    jrang_33@yahoo.com

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  41. Come May 10, I will volunteer to watch in our precint because it's about time we don't let cheaters win

    alex

    alexander.ramos90@yahoo.com

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  42. Come May 10, I will become a true Pinoy because it's about time to take a stand and vote for the future for the people I love.

    JM Lagapa
    jmlagapa@gmail.com

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  43. Come May 10, I will fully exercise my right to vote. I will be using my mind and heart that I may pick the right candidate who will bring good change to our nation, the one who can reduce if not eliminate all the evils in the government and the one who can bring about prosperity and peace for the whole Philippines - LUZON, VISAYAS, MINDANAO. I will not waste my vote because I know that in my hands is the future of our nation.I will be a wise voter because it's about time that we will make a big difference, a big change. It is about time that we contribute our part in making the Philippines a better place. This is for the common good of all Filipinos, my brothers and sisters.

    Helen Festin
    09178052156
    adelenfestin@yahoo.com.ph

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  44. Come May 10, I will pray that my mother and father may vote wisely and may pick the right candidates to lead the country in peace and progress for the benefit of all Filipinos. I may not be able to vote but I promise to guard to the best of my abilities the votes of the people and the sacredness of voting. I will not let myself be fooled by whatever unreachable promises. I will do all of these because it's about time that I must share my little contribution to make a BIG difference to all the lives of Filipinos.


    Jonathan Joseph Festin
    09178052156
    adelenfestin@yahoo.com.ph

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  45. Come May 10, I will go out to vote wisely inspired by my children & their children's children because it's about time to make better things happen to this country.

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  46. ^^^
    Come May 10, I will pray that my mother and father may vote wisely and may pick the right candidates to lead the country in peace and progress for the benefit of all Filipinos. I may not be able to vote but I promise to guard to the best of my abilities the votes of the people and the sacredness of voting. I will not let myself be fooled by whatever unreachable promises. I will do all of these because it's about time that I must share my little contribution to make a BIG difference to all the lives of Filipinos.


    Jonathan Joseph Festin
    09178052156
    hasketh@yahoo.com

    please disregard the above posts.. it is my mother's.. sorry

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  47. Come May 10, I will pray that my mother and father may vote wisely and may pick the right candidates to lead the country in peace and progress for the benefit of all Filipinos. I may not be able to vote but I promise to guard to the best of my abilities the votes of the people and the sacredness of voting. I will not let myself be fooled by whatever unreachable promises. I will do all of these because it's about time that I must share my little contribution to make a BIG difference to all the lives of Filipinos.


    Jonathan Joseph Festin
    09178052156
    hasketh@yahoo.com

    ^^ please disregard my first and second posts... adelenfestin@yahoo.com.ph is my mother's email add...

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  48. Come on may 10, I will assure that I'll vote someone who's worth it and who has seen a lot of potentials and capabilities in ruling our country. This time, I'll make sure that I will stick to my own decision and I will not let anyone to act as a hindrance for me to vote wisely. I know, that it's about time, to make our country, a developed one :)

    czar
    czatantan@yahoo.com

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  49. Come MAY 10, I will join & have my vote count. I'll observe others from their wrong doing and be an eye for a clean election because its about time to have a good leader who will lead us to a big change. So Filipino's vote wisely.

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  50. Come May 10, I will JOIN THE ENTIRE NATION IN VOTING MY PUBLIC SERVANTS WISELY because it's about time THAT WE AS FILIPINOS SHOULD PUT DIGNITY TO THIS RIGHT.

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  51. Come May 10, I will vote for the candidates my conscience tells me to vote. It's about time that my beloved Philippines heal its wounds and start its march to progress.

    Karen Ang
    kareninsilver at gmail

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  52. Come May 10, I will one of the much proud filipinos that will vote and will respect each other opinions and views (as long as it is good for the country) because it's about time we filipino's teach this virtue to our children, for they are the future.

    Entry by: Juan Miguel Astorga
    onemig.astorga@gmail.com

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  53. Come May 10, I will take a stand against anything that is contrary to the truth because it's about time that the Philippines live up to its glorious destiny! -
    clarice (ccabanlit@gmail.com)

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  54. Come May 10, I will do my very best to keep a keen eye on the votes so that failure of elections can't happen because it's about time for the Philippines to have a clean election since the election counting will be automated so that the country can move forward and for the first time in Philippine Election history candidates must accept defeat and they cannot mock about being cheated!
    -Pao
    (paopaolar@gmail.com)

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  55. Edna Edosur ReyesMay 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Come May 10, I will exercise my right to vote wisely because it’s about time to choose a new leader who’s brave enough to turn away from the usuall holds of politic, respect the rule of law, the rights of every Filipino,rich or poor,who could stand firm against the old system of patronage, who could defy the dictates of religion,who could do simple acts of saving the earth, who could proudly say he’s a Filipino, a true Filipino who believes that this race is destinied to be great and respected and act as a saviour of Filipinos who are now slaves of their foreign host. It’s time for us to choose this man,not because we symphatized to a dead mother, not because he’s a poor kid who had made himself rich,not because he loves the poor, nor because he’s a man of faith. Let’s us choose this new leader by the dictates of our hearts and conscience. It’s time for us to regain our dignity as a nation. As a people.In this election it’s time for us to prove to our children, to the those next in line, that we have done a good deed , that we have left them a legacy, that we once in our history had made a good choice in this coming elections!”

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  56. Edna Edosur ReyesMay 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Edna
    ednaedosurreyes@yahoo.com

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  57. Come May 10, I will go early to my precint & Vote wisely because it about time to elect who is deserved responsible, with conscience & have fear to GOD in order to have BETTER country.

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  58. Come May 10, I will do my solemn duty-- TO VOTE THE RIGHTEOUS CANDIDATES because it's about time to counteract our country's corrupt and ill administration.

    Ella
    ilovepamee@yahoo.com

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  59. Come May 10, I will choose the right leaders for the country, leaders who are proud of what the Philippines is and can be, because it's about time that we give the country the leaders it deserves.

    Tina Elaine Resuello
    tinz_mendoza@yahoo.com

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  60. Come May 10 i will be more vigilant to have an honest and peaceful elections,its about time to have a leader that is sincere and has a political will to uplift our dignity as a nation.

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  61. Come May 10, I will vote and hope that each and every Filipino would realize to act and think as WE and not as I because it's about time for us to realize that the Government can't be the center of our lives.We need self-help and not learned helplessness.

    Kristel
    tensai_hiei@yahoo.com

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  63. ome may 10, i will vote wisely by voting the most qualified candidate who will lead our country because its about time to get rid of GMA. i'm so sick and tired of her. imagine leading the country for 10 years and still nothing has changed. i want change and the Time is now.

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  64. Come May 10, I will come out and vote the right candidate because it's about time to start a new beginning for a new Philippines.

    JayL
    jay.elx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. Come May 10, I will be continuing the legacy of our forefathers who died for our nation. I have done my research and hopefully I will be making an informed and educated vote because it's about time we make the Philippines into truly a Bayang Magiliw and Perlas ng Silanganan.

    You may reach me at jessikaroseyang@yahoo.com. :)

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  66. Come May 10, I will pray, decide, vote, report and be vigilant about my vote because it's about time to be part of the positive change and be part of really building the country.

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  67. woweeee!! thank you so much for your inspiring comments! :) I am now excited to head out to my assigned precinct to vote to the candidates whom i truly believe in.

    watch out for my announcement on who is our lucky winner in a short while!! :)

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  70. I can still join ayt? i dint find deadline of entries. :)

    happy voting everyone! God bless the Philippines!

    COME MAY 10, I will not let my ONE VOTE to be wasted; together with the votes of my family, friends and each and every voting Filipino, we will elect the right leaders who will truly serve and guide our country BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT TIME that the whole world will now that THE PHILIPPINES IS NOT A NATION OF CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE but WE ARE A NATION WITH FULL HOPE AND POTENTIAL OF BECOMING ONE OF THE STRONGEST ASIAN COUNTRIES once again.

    Dahil tayo ay mga Pilipino:

    (Sa darating na Mayo A-Diyes, hindi ko hahayaang masayang ang aking nag-iisang boto; kasama ng mga boto ng aking pamilya, mga kaibigan at ng bawat isang botanteng Pilipino, ihahalal natin ang mga karapat-dapat na mamumuno na siyang magsisilbi at gagabay sa ating bayan DAHIL PANAHON NA upang mlaman ng buong mundo na ANG PILIPINAS AY HINDI NASYON NG KORUPSYON AT DAHAS kundi TAYO AY NASYON NA MAY MALAKING PAG-ASA AT POTENSYAL NA MULING MAPABILANG SA MALALAKAS NA ASYANONG BANSA.)

    nickname: ohmieness
    e-add: ohmieness@yahoo.com

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  71. Come May 10, I will break the barriers of peer pressure in our local political scene because it's about time I stand for what I believe, vote for who I believe in, and there's nothing anyone can do about it (or even buy me out of it!). Exercise your right to suffrage!

    MyMaria
    mymaria@ymail.com

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  72. thank you for all your comments! I'm formally closing this contest :) Will be posting the winner SOON!

    Fran

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  73. Come May 10, I will help on the elections even though I am not a voter because it's about time for the youth, voter or not, to play their roles.

    Joyson
    bugs.bittle23[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  74. Come May 10, I will be part of another new chapter in Juan Dela Cruz life! JUAN have the right to vote and for 24 hours every 6 years we are ALL EQUAL!
    Because it's about time not to make poor Juan dela Cruz even poorer instead.The way we see it, our vote is our voice, and we choose to join the chorus of voices clamoring for change. It doesn't matter that whoever hears our shout will not discern our voice from the many others. What matters is that we are part of history, and that makes it worth the time and effort. It's time to wake up!

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  75. Hello,

    I forgot to include my email add.

    esvi_honey@yahoo.com

    At this time I am now a proud Juan dela Cruz who done my part in election! Done voting!=)

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  76. Come May 10, I will I will vote the ones who will make a good change because it's about time renew.

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  77. Come May 10, I will catch up for this contest of frannywanny and pray that my entry will be chosen even if i posted at the last minute :) If i win this contest, I will wear the fabulous Cherie Paris "It's About Time" watch piece specially designed by artist Wawi Navarozza everyday because it's about time to show people what Cherie Paris "It's About Time" watch piece is truly calling for. And that is "TO STOP ELECTORAL VIOLENCE". By wearing it everyday, people will always be reminded to stop electoral violence not only for this time but for all upcoming elections. :) Let us all pray that all of our chosen leaders are deserving. I Am very proud to be one of the voters who voted with their full honesty and sincerity. :)

    Name/Nickname: Nancy/Nance
    E-mail: nancy.yu74@yahoo.com

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  78. CONGRATULATIONS to Vivian for winning the limited edition Cherie Paris watch!!!

    http://www.frannywanny.com/2010/05/and-we-have-winner-its-about-time.html

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