Former speaker Alvarez launches nationwide voters’ education campaign

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TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE – The voter’s education campaign for the 2022 Presidential elections has kicked off here on Sunday with former Speaker and current Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez leading the advocacy.

In his speech, Alvarez said, he is not pointing to any candidate nor endorsing one in his campaign “I just want to educate the people about the issues that will guide them whom to elect for the 2022 presidential race

Alvarez said the country is faced with serious problems from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic crunch. The West Philippine Sea, “We need a leader in, 2022 who can respond to all these”.

Alvarez was with high-ranking and local government officials from the different parts of the country, and representatives of the Indigenous Peoples (IP), private sectors, media practitioners, and other sectors during the signing of “We Need A Leader, 2022 Covenant” at the kickoff ceremony for the nationwide “Voters’ Education Advocacy”.  

“Maliban sa utak at puso, ang ating susunod na pangulo ay dapat may bayag at marunong manindigan para sa interes ng bayan,” Alvarez stressed.

Alvarez said he has no plan to run for a national position but he emphasized the importance of the right way of electing the next leaders of the country.

He said from January to October this year, he will go around the country to push for the campaign.

Alvarez said he is ready to brave the threat of Covid-19 if only to free the Filipino people from more threatening consequences of electing the wrong person for the next president.

In his message, political scientist Dr. Julio Teehankee, dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the De La Salle University, said the Filipinos should consider the correct standard of electing a president and not just anybody.

“It is only by exercising our sovereign power as a people through the ballot box, by choosing the right leader by 2022 that we will have a fighting chance to survive the pandemic and to build a better future not only for us but for the next generation,” Teehankee said.

Alvarez said, “A president should have a word of honor. Someone who easily changes his mind and decides back and forth is not OK.” – Newsline.ph

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