Many Filipinos have already watched the recent political advertisements that had been shown on national TV. One of such commercials have a “military man” endorsing Cong. Migs Zubiri to be voted as senator in the coming election. I do know that soldiers are prohibited from endorsing any candidate in front of the media. And, yet, a military man is endorsing Migs Zubiri to be voted as senator in the coming election. Such commercial has been shown so many times already now in national TV. How would the COMELEC deal with such questionable forms of campaigning in a political election? The COMELEC should be responsible enough in doing its tasks and responsibilities. The COMELEC is an important component of an effective and working democracy. If such a commission has some or many defects, it means that democracy is not running effectively in a country. Can we say that the current COMELEC in the Philippines is free from any defect? Many Filipinos were asked by several survey-groups on the issue of the COMELEC’s credibility in safeguarding the integrity of future elections here in our country. The over-all majority of those who had been surveyed replied that the COMELEC lacks the credibility to safeguard the integrity of future elections in this country. What then would the COMELEC do to make the Filipino people become fully-convinced that it (the COMELEC) can really be trusted as an important part of an effective and working democracy? The answer would be a “dialogue” between the citizenry and the COMELEC. The COMELEC must listen to the grievances and the suggestions of the citizenry regarding the political-election system of our country. Many wise people from the COMELEC brought out the idea of having an “open-chat system” with concerned the concerned citizens of this country through the so-called “BAGONG BOTANTE WEB PAGE”. But the very name of such web page would mean that most, if not all, of those who will chat with some officials of the COMELEC are “new voters” who had never experienced how to be disenfranchised or expelled from voting in a political election due to “identification-problems”. The COMELEC should have a week or two in making a “direct dialogue” with the concerned citizens of this country in trying to work out ways to reform the election-system of our country. The COMELEC officials can hold sessions with the “concerned citizens” before the holding of the mid-year election. I, personally, as a plain and law-abiding citizen of this country, would also want to discuss my own opinions, that is if given the chance by the COMELEC officials, on how to reform the political-election system and how to ensure the integrity and credibility of every political election in our country.
How I wish this suggestion of an open dialogue between the citizenry and the COMELEC will be listened upon by all the commissioners of the COMELEC. I can volunteer myself to appear personally before the COMELEC officials in explaining the wisdom of this suggestion. I hope that it is not yet too late for the citizenry and the COMELEC to hold a week-long dialogue in making the coming mid-year election become truly credible, clean, peaceful, fair and orderly. Mr. Jimenez, please make this message become known immediately to your immediate superiors there at the COMELEC. I know that I’m not a national celebrity in this country to convey this suggestion to the COMELEC officials. But I have to convey this message to the COMELEC, because I’m a constitution-lover and a law-abiding citizen of this country. Again, Mr. Jimenez, please make this message become known immediately to your immediate superiors at the COMELEC. My constructive criticisms about the COMELEC’s flaws in the holding of political elections in our country could be seen and read at this web page: http://www.rummelpinera.blogspot.com . Just click such web page right away to enter the mentioned site immediately. Thanks.