This year’s national elections is one of the most colorful elections that we have ever experienced. With more active citizens maximizing their freedom of expression and social media, we are experiencing a lively and sometimes raucous election season. But let us stray away from the issues and black propaganda hurled against each others’ bet. Instead, let us focus on the important things such as their platforms and agenda once they are elected.
Go Negosyo for the past months launched a series of fora entitled Meet the Presidentiables and Vice Presidentiables which became an avenue for the Go Negosyo community to get to know the candidates more through an active discussion of their vision for the country particularly in the economic and entrepreneurship development. As a non-government organization, Go Negosyo hopes to have a strong support from the government so as to promote the entrepreneurship culture and bring inclusive growth to the whole country.
We have heard them talk about their programs to push micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to become successful. They are all in full support of the empowerment of Filipinos towards entrepreneurship. As I have always said, Filipinos are never destined for poverty. We can be entrepreneurial and enterprising. Many may not become entrepreneurs but with an enterprising mindset, they can be successful in whatever field that they have chosen. Let us vote for the right candidate who will turn their promised programs and visions of successful Filipinos into reality.
Our future, most especially the future of our children, lies in the hands of the next President and Vice President. We need to choose wisely.
Let me share with you the statements of the four Presidential candidates and the four Vice Presidential candidates we have captured from the discussions we had in the recently concluded series.