I filed a COC, but I am not a ‘nuisance candidate’
A reaction to what was written by Randy David in “Politics in the age of mass media” (10/17/21), where he wrote: “Only fools and clowns (read: nuisance candidates) dared to present themselves as candidates for public office, purely out of self-delusion.”
I felt a bit of sadness about that because I am one of the so-called nuisance candidates who filed a certificate of candidacy for national office. David’s column is staple reading for me every Sunday next to Fr. Jerry M. Orbos’ “Moments.” My so-called one-two punch combo of must-read articles. Sorry for digressing.
I filed because of the concepts, advocacies, and platforms I would like to promote, hoping that our government might notice them for consideration, and some people and institutions would also support them. I dared, truly believing that my concepts are of great help to our people and country during this pandemic. I don’t speak on behalf of others, but I assume they have good platforms as well worth advancing.
May I mention my platforms:
Restructuring the lotto system. This will produce many Filipino winners/millionaires, which will help hasten the recovery of our economy. It will produce many supporters, thereby increasing the funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to help more needy Filipinos. This concept is supported by a mathematical analysis.
Multistory housing for the poor. Concept: Ground floor for rent to cover the utility and maintenance expenses so that the building will be self-sufficient. Second floor up to top floor rooms are for distribution to all Filipinos who are in need of decent homes. I already have a plan for this.
Construction of LRT in Davao and Cebu. The LRT/MRT are all in Metro Manila/Luzon. We should also build in Davao/Mindanao and Cebu/Visayas. Here in Metro Manila, I propose to elevate the ground level tracks of PNR to avoid yearly accidents and to ease traffic and pollution.
Construction of a permanent office for the Vice President. This is pretty obvious and it’s time to fulfill it.
Creating the “Numero Uno Gameshow,” which can be an educational, intellectual, entertaining, and financial program for the people.
I do respect everyone’s opinion regarding nuisance candidates.
AERIC P. BERNARDINO
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