When the dust has finally settled and all the winners have been officially proclaimed, let us bear in mind that we are all Filipinos who love democracy, no matter the flaws and weaknesses.
What is important is that we respect the voice of the majority but without abandoning our responsibility to continue our vigilance against abuses and wrongdoings of those given the mandate to serve.
Remember, we may not be their masters, but definitely, they are our servants.
The Honorable Johnielle Keith Nieto, municipal mayor of this progressive, highly urbanized municipality of Cainta, also known as the Information Technology Capital of Rizal, Vice Mayor Sofia Velasco, former campaign supporter and youth leader and also my former Senate staff (I hope she is still campaigning for me), the councilors, department heads as well as the employees of this blessed municipality.
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