Personally, I am likely to look at the list below. However, the existence or mention of a program is not enough. There must be a clear program on how they are going to do it, where will the funds be taken, and its return or benefit.
- Environmental agenda particularly:
- Implementation of Clean Air act
- Our country's pollution, greenhouse issues, and other ecological concerns feels like getting worst everyday. I'd like to see a clear action program in relation to that, rather than deferred implementation.
- Alternative sources of energy
- Solid and toxic waste management
- It has become an expensive budget item. What program shall be undertaken to ensure its quality while making it within our means?
- Government Debt Reduction
- We always hear that a big chunk of our national budget is spent on payment of debts. How do they plan to reduce it without accumulating more debt?
All inputs and blog posts on the various issues are collated in this Philippines 2010 Election Issues and Concerns spreadsheet. Hopefully, come election season, the list of concerns in the said spreadsheet can be used as a guide or checklist when finding out the agendas of political candidates. Depending on your point of view and beliefs, be able to assess who among the candidates shall likely deserve your vote.
Many thanks to those who shared their insight so far:
- Politic-tack-thinking on Philippines 2010
- 2010 Philippine Elections: Important Issues, 4
- The 2010 Presidential Agenda
- Important Issues on Philippines 2010 Election
- Important Issues in Philippines Election 2010: Corruption and Accountability
- Jun Lozada, For President?
- Scribbling on Divorce
- 2010 Philippine Elections: A Wish List
- Filipinovela: The Never Ending Political Drama
- The Itch: 2010 in the Making
- Important Issues for the 2010 Elections
- Important Issues For the 2010 National Elections
- Disinterestedness in a postmodern night with the creatures of modernity
- Blogging in the Time of Living Dangerously
- Narco-politics and the 2010 Elections
- Questions for possible 2010 candidates
- Eleksyon sa 2010: Mga mahalagang isyu, 3
- Awit na Nananawagan (In Response to Janette Toral’s Call for a Blog Brainstorm about 2010 Elections)
- The 2010 Elections.... eto na naman tayo!
- 2010 is Coming
- Issues for 2010
- 2010 Philippine Elections: Important Issues, 2
- Program of Government for 2010: A Laundry List
- Important Issues for the 2010 Philippine Elections
- Two Top Tens
- 2010 Philippine Elections: Important Issues, 1
- Issues come 2010
- Philippines 2010 Elections
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I look forward in learning and gain more insight. Let's renew our interest in the country's electoral process once again. Here is also an interview with Arbet Bernardo who shared his insight on political blogging and why we should be involved.