We’re halfway through 2015, and the national and local elections are fast approaching!
Various candidates aiming for an electoral spot will surely visit the Commission on Elections on October 12 to 16 for the filing of their certificates of candidacy for the 2016 national polls.
Just like the previous battling years of winning the hearts of the voting public, it’s noticeable that the candidates are promising safety for the people, good governance for the community/country, the securing of resources, and even ways to elevate poor Filipinos from the poverty line towards vast opportunities.
What qualities do we really need from a leader, though?
To help the voting public in choosing whom they should give their precious votes to, the Davao Bureau conducted random interviews with young people to discover their basic criteria for choosing people to govern both their communities and the country as a whole.
Madelyn Rae Milana, 22, Tutor
“God-fearing: A leader should be fearful of God, as he should always dedicate his service not only to the people but to God.”
Camilo Torino, 21, Fresh graduate
“Loyal: Loyalty must be observed by a leader so that our country’s products will be given emphasis first over imported goods.”
Jan Marion Esparagosa, 20, Student
“Humble: A leader should always be humble regardless of the achievements he has gained.”
Jesiree Rosario, 21, Office clerk
“Trustworthy: Every leader should act in ways that manifest that they are worthy of the position and can be trusted.”
Vincent Zae-Arr Pusta, 21, Working Student
“Walk their talk: Leaders should always transcend their words into actions.”
Saturn John Acilo, 22, Editor
“Zealous: A leader should be eager to serve the people, especially in catering to the needs of the poor.”
Kiesha Halili, 24, TV Reporter
“Resourceful: Our country is blessed with diverse natural resources, so we need a leader that would utilize these resources for the whole to benefit.”
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