Smile!

Life is too short to spend on worrying and frowning, so smile! if you have to cry or frown, then do so but after a few minutes, try to smile again. We have a lot to be thankful for which is enough reason for us to smile.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Right of Suffrage

Long settled is the principle that the right to vote is not merely a right but also a privilege.  It is also a duty.  Hence, all Filipinos who are qualified must exercise this privilege.

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According to Article IV of the 1987 Constitution, the following are qualifications of voters:

1.Citizens of the Philippines
2. at least 18 years old
3. residents in the Philippines for at least one year and residency for 6 months at least in the place where they intend to vote
4.not disqualified by law to vote

See, not all are entitled to vote in the elections. So if you are a registered voter, you are privileged, so exercise it, fight for it. Your chosen candidate/s may not win but that is the essence of a democratic and republican country. 

As in life, we do not always win, but the important thing is we did our part. 

So please vote on May 13, 2013.



sMiLe!!

List of Senatoriables



The Senatoriables:


ALCANTARA, SAMSON

ALCANTARA, SAMSON

ANGARA, EDGARDO

AQUINO, BENIGNO

BELGICA, GRECO

BINAY, NANCY

CASIÑO, TEDDY

CAYETANO, ALAN

COJUANGCO, TINGTING

DAVID, LITO

DELOS REYES ,JC

EJERCITO ESTRADA, JV

ENRILE, JUAN PONCE JR.

ESCUDERO, CHIZ

FALCONE, BAL

GORDON, DICK

HAGEDORN, ED

HONASAN, GRINGO

HONTIVEROS, RISA

LEGARDA, LOREN

LLASOS, MARWIL

MACEDA, MANONG

MADRIGAL, JAMBY

MAGSAYSAY, MITOS

MAGSAYSAY, RAMON JR.

MONTAÑO, MON

PENSON, RICARDO

PIMENTEL, KOKO

POE, GRACE

SEÑERES, CHRISTIAN

TRILLANES, ANTONIO IV

VILLANUEVA, BRO.EDDIE

VILLAR,CYNTHIA HANEPBUHAY

ZUBIRI, MIGZ (UNA)



Who do you trust to give a seat to in the Senate?







sMiLe!!

Citizenship Requirement in Running for Public Office

According to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, these are the citizenship requirements for various elective posts in the government:

President and Vice - President - Natural-Born Citizen
Senator and Members of the House of Representatives - Natural-Born Citizen
Governor and Vice Governor -Filipino Citizen, whether natural-born or naturalized
Other Provincial  Officials, City or Municipal Officials - Filipino Citizen, whether natural-born or naturalized
Barangay Officials - Filipino Citizen, whether natural-born or naturalized

A natural-born Filipino citizen is one who does not have to do anything to acquire or perfect his citizenship.  upon birth, he or she is already a Filipino.

A naturalized Filipino citizen is one who complies with requirements set by the laws of the Philippines to become its citizen. So he/she has to follow the naturalization process before he/she becomes a Filipino.

Why the distinction?   It is the belief that a person who is natural-born is more inclined to take care of the public office he/she holds and of the country.  Some would argue otherwise.  But that's the law... for now.

sMiLe!!