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The President You Should Vote in the 2016 Philippine Election

Are you ready for the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines?

May 2016 is a few months away. As it draws nearer, more and more people will be frustrated by our politicians trying to become celebrities and celebrities trying to become politicians. 

UP Cebu will help you in selecting the next president. Educating everyone about the platforms and past performances of our politicians is key to a better Philippines. While it is next to impossible that the population will elect only those people who are sincere to serve and not because these politicians have invested sums of money into the pockets of the voters, let us not lose hope that one day this country will rise from poverty and illiteracy through education.

In UP Cebu, the annual celebration of UP Cookout takes place this November 2015. It’s theme for this year: CHANGE OF THRONES. The story behind it? 2016 Philippine Election. 

On one of its social media activities, UP Cebu community was asked on the characteristics of the Philippine President they want in 2016. UP Cookout noted:

"We, members of the UP Cebu community, have the power and the choice to change the way our country is run and to fix or change a broken system, by choosing the right leaders that will soon sit on the Iron Throne of service. 

As the Change of Thrones comes closer, one youth, one voice, one vote, will foretell the future of our nation. Play your part in the Change of Thrones."

Here are their thought-provoking responses:

"I think the most important thing that I am looking for in the next President is that he or she is someone I can trust...
Posted by UP Cookout on Monday, September 7, 2015

"My next President should be someone who is not detached from the people. Someone who knows the real answer to the...
Posted by UP Cookout on Monday, September 7, 2015

"Ang next President para nako kay kanang matinabangon sa people unya dapat maayo siya mudala ug tao." –Manang Lisa#UPCookout2015 #ChangeofThrones
Posted by UP Cookout on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"A president who has knowledge of the state of the country, specifically its economic state and is equipped with...
Posted by UP Cookout on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Someone who is not corrupt, doesn't come from political dynasties, and doesn't make his job and position a family...
Posted by UP Cookout on Thursday, September 10, 2015

"The next president should be non-traditional politician who has vision for the country. But what is a vision without...
Posted by UP Cookout on Friday, September 11, 2015

"Akoang sunod nga Presidente dapat kahibalo muhuna-huna sa iyahang trabaho ug iyang posisyon isip Presidente. Dapat...
Posted by UP Cookout on Saturday, September 12, 2015

"My next President is someone who should be God-fearing, has an iron fist and is a disciplinarian. Ang akoang gusto is a total change." –Manang Evangeline, Karenderya Owner#UPCookout2015 #ChangeofThrones
Posted by UP Cookout on Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Ang sunod na Presidente, para nako dapat naay integridad kay aron lig-on siya mo desisyon kung unsa gyud ang maka ayo sa nasud." –Manang Bibeth, Macaroon vendor
Posted by UP Cookout on Monday, September 14, 2015

"Someone who actually empathizes with what the majority of Filipinos are going through. Someone who represents a break...
Posted by UP Cookout on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Isang presidente na truly and genuinely na nag aadvance ng interest ng mga constituents niya. Interests ng mga...
Posted by UP Cookout on Saturday, September 19, 2015

"I'm not looking for specific qualities from our future president. As long as he's into the welfare of the people game...
Posted by UP Cookout on Friday, September 18, 2015

"A leader who is organized, grounded and knows the 'pitik' of the people." –Joji Pinzon, Arts and Humanities Cluster Chairperson#UPCookout2015 #ChangeofThrones
Posted by UP Cookout on Thursday, September 17, 2015

"I want the next president to be someone who genuinely looks out for the Filipino people. His priorities are not for his...
Posted by UP Cookout on Thursday, September 24, 2015

"I am looking for a consistently honest and prudent president."–Klint Samonte, 2nd year BS Computer Science #UPCookout2015 #ChangeofThrones
Posted by UP Cookout on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

For more info about UP Cebu's biggest annual event, UP Cookout, check out their Facebook page. It's an annual event that showcases the talents of our fellow Iskos and Iskas of UP Cebu. There will be Sayawan, Kantahan, Bandahan and Rampahan.

How about you: what are the characteristics that our next Philippine president should possess? Leave your answers in the comment below.

(Note: This is my entry for Day 9 of 30 Day Blogging Challenge organized by Cebu Blogging Community from October 1-30, 2015. #iBlogforCBC #CBCLevelUp #CBC30DayChallenge)


  1. Someone who can get things done and not easily influenced by lobbyists but his biggest influencer should be what is best for the people and the country.

  2. The next president of his country should have dignity and should know about the Law of Karma.

    He must not be God-fearing for God is not to be feared. But rather, he should take regards to the consequences should he find himself in a situation where he or she decides between two evils.

    A president who is compassionate and full of love for his people is the best president that this country should have. And when I mean full of love, it should be pure, not tainted. When I say compassion, it should be sincere.

    1. I can hear you, Bjorn. Hopefully we can have this kind of president.

  3. I usually don't comment about politics but I hope our next President will decrease income tax haha this is everyone's dream!


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