Quantity is not quality. In relationships, the number of partners we had in a lifetime is not reflective of the type of partner we are – it is the commitment to only one that counts. In the academe, the grade that we garnered after the semester is not reflective of the kind of education we receive – it is what we learn at the end of the day. Much like in politics, the number of votes we get does not prove how we are as a leader – it is the number of people who truly believe in our worth.
They have the money, we do not. What we have is your pure heart, your real aspiration to serve. They have the machinery, we do not. What we have is your noble intention, your aim to give people a better life they deserve. They have the name, we do not. What you have is the intellect, the talents you are ready to share.
Pessimists will say that the people will get the government they deserve. That is why the Philippines never really progressed. We chose leaders who are loyal to themselves alone. But this is not a blame game, Daddy. Do not listen to them. What we have is a country in which people are misinformed. It is our duty to open the eyes of our people, Daddy.
Regardless of the numbers, I see for myself and believe in my heart that we won, Daddy. Yes, we won.
We won, Daddy. We won in the hearts of the people whom you served – whom you served so well.
We won, Daddy. We won in the hearts of the people you gave free medical assistance to, you saved their lives. You were an instrument for them to have an added quality time to spend with their loved ones.
We won, Daddy. We won in the hearts of the people you gave capital to in their small businesses, you gave them livelihood and a chance to a better life, an opportunity to sustain the needs of their families.
We won, Daddy. We won in the hearts of the people you gave free education to. You offered them a brighter future and the chance to see life in a better perspective. You have proven that not only those who have brains deserve scholarship, but also those who strive hard to learn.
We won, Daddy. We won in the hearts of people with open minds. We won the trust of intelligent voters. We won a better run than politics – we won the hearts of the people you love to serve.
Fret not, Daddy. Election is not the solution to our community’s problem, to our country’s problem. I, with all other people whose hearts and minds are open enough to embrace reality, firmly believe that a REVOLUTION is.