I ended up spending my whole vacation on campaigning, and my uncle won of course. I later rejoined my uncle's team each and every election until unfortunately, I had to go to college and look for a job. I haven't been able to campaign for anyone else since.
I have to admit, having to wake up at 4:30 AM to get ready for Gibo's Green Friday was daunting. My "work" hours have shifted and I usually retire by 2:00 - 3:00 AM. Working many years in the BPO industry has changed my body clock indefinitely -- sometimes I sleep as early as 10:00 PM while sometimes I am up all night. It comes and goes, go figure.
But one thing was for sure, I was excited as hell! I wanted to participate/campaign actively for a candidate I believe in and am passionate about. I believe Gibo is the most capable of all presidential candidates, plus he's the only one with a platform for sustainable development. Of course, voting is an entirely personal choice and am in no position to impose on anyone, but I am very much willing to aid in educating our masses with regards to voting. It is a one time thing after all, and a person should very well think once, twice, even several times before s/he casts the vote.
We were asked to wear green today which is the Gibo color. And immediately upon reaching the volunteers headquarters along Edsa, were were greeted with lots of green balloons, green flags and green dragons which excited us even more. It also helped that we met very helpful and inspiring people all throughout the activity such as Jennie Celdran, Chris Lim, Mark Escueta (who took our photo above) and of course Mrs. Pansy Paterno whom I chatted with. I was so inspired by her energy and passion -- and at 80 years old she could outshout and outchant us any day! She didn't even have a megaphone! I, for one, was sick with cough and colds but still, I shouted my lungs out for the motorists. There is no reason not to go all out 100% today.
Mrs. Pansy Paterno was as inspiration to everyone!
She loves Gibo too!
A pretty butterfly campaigning for Gibo
VP bet Edu Manzano waving to the crowd
Presidential bet Gilbert Teodoro
The activity ended around 9:00 AM afterwhich Ish and I went up to the volunteer headquarters to officially sign up as GIBOlunteers. After a quick orientation they handed us our starter kit which included flyers, GIBO ballers, stickers and campaign posters. I was so excited! I was able to score a G1bo shirt too!
And here are some more pictures I took while at the volunteer headquarters:
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