Election 2019: Things That Politicians Must Stop Doing

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Here are the things that politicians in the Philippines must stop doing as Election 2019 is on-going

Election 2019 season is currently happening in the Philippines and here is a guide for the public, especially the voting population, about the things that politicians must stop doing.

The “blame game”

It is quite a normal scenario for politicians to blame other politicians when a certain issue arises. The game is that there should be someone who will take the blame. No more pointing fingers because this would not solve or even mitigate the issue.

Grandstanding

Grandstanding means to behave or speak in a way that is intended to impress people or get public approval. The public needs more than just a good public speaker. As the cliche says, “actions speak louder than words”.

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Acting like aristocrats

No law granting a title of royalty or nobility shall be enacted.” Section 31, Article 6 of the Constitution stated. But several politicians are acting like kings and queens in front of their constituents. They should be reminded that they are sitting in a public office and not on their own thrones.

Mudslinging

The world of politics is dirty, we often hear this statement. It is because politicians from opposing sides tend to dig as many dirt as possible about the others. With this, instead of paying attention to the important matters, politicians are attacking the personal lives of others.

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Prioritizing the political ambitions

During the inauguration of 35th US President John F. Kennedy, he said, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” However, many politicians now are just thinking about their political ambitions rather than doing their duties to the public.

Being “Epal”

“Epal” is the term used to describe “extra”. Some politicians just take credit for certain projects but in reality, they haven’t lifted a finger in bringing it to the people.

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Giving dole out to the poor

This could mean a display of sympathy to the needy. On the other hand, some politicians also use this to promote their names. This can also have a negative effect on the people because it can promote a sense of laziness and dependency on the person providing for them.

Nepotism

Political dynasty is prevalent in the Philippines. Filipinos may admit it or not but the reality strikes that several politicians with the same last name are reigning in different parts of the country. This might sound fine for others but according to filipiknows.net, this will hinder reforms and prosperity because of the “last name syndrome”.

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Corruption

Further explanation on this matter is not needed anymore. Corruption is a classic issue in politics. Politicians should stop robbing the money intended for the people.

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Running even if he or she is unqualified

Of course, there are qualifications and requirements for politicians. However, practically anyone could run as long as the basic qualifications are met. Then, the question that politicians must ask themselves is that, are they capable of bringing the services that their constituents need?

It is a sad fact that some members of the voting population depend on the popularity, looks, and charisma of some politicians.

What can you say about this guide for Election 2019?

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