Manong Drayber sure know Anakpawis Partylist. When I handed out a brochure with a picture of the late Cong. Crispin Beltran, he said: "Daytoy diay natay idi niya nga Congressman?".
"Wen manong, isu. Saan yon to lipatan nga ibotos, a? Iraman yonto met lattan a botosan ni Satur Ocampo ken Liza Masa."
"Wen, ibotos ko ida, nalalaing da dagitoy. Aktibista da."
"Wen Manong. Ikampanya yonto metten kadagiti dadduma pay a kaddua yo nga drayber."
"Wen ading, san ka madanagan."
So, I rode another tricycle again with a smile plastered on my face. It isn't the first time that I usually encounter people who have a lot of great things to say about Anakpawis Partylist, Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza. Ka Bel's deep love for his country and his honest and sincere public service are only few of the things that he is best remembered for. It warms my heart that the people I have decided to support and campaign for have really earned the respect and recognition of the people, especially the ordinary. It is hard in this game of dirty politics but when you have the support of the ordinary people, then it becomes easier.
Very few of those running for the May 2010 elections are like Liza, Satur and Anakpawis. We sure need to use our heads before we do any "ballot-shading" come election time.
Think. Think. Think.