I made my vote count. I am now a part of Philippine history, having voted and participated in our country’s first ever automated elections. For the entire twenty seven years of my existence in this mundane world and sovereign country, I voted for the first time. And it felt good, that I was able to finally exercise my right to vote. Proud, in a way, that my single vote can possibly change the lives of many Filipinos. A lot of not-so-good things happened. Many complained. From the malfunctioning PCOS machines to the long lines people have to endure waiting. One can say that we’re really not ready for an automated elections yet. Probably right. But we have to understand, and somewhat foresee, that since we’re dealing with technical stuff, it would somehow be glitch-prone. And mostly, it’s our country’s first time to hold an automated election, so cut COMELEC some slack, please.
Anyway, that’s just me. You can disagree if you want to. What’s important is that, once again, we Filipinos have proved one thing: that we are all united and that we are still hopeful of a bright future ahead of us. And that alone is something we should be proud of.