BAGUIO CITY – With the national and local midterm elections just around the corner, Congressman Mark Go reiterated the collective appeal of local officials for a fair, honest and peaceful elections in April 15’s flag-raising rites at City Hall.
He said that public servants, regardless of the nature of appointment, whether career, appointed or elected officials, understand the value and sanctity of the elections which is supposed to be one of society’s greatest equalizers.
Go explained that it is during elections when the voice of the rich is as loud as that of the marginalized, when a single vote is granted to each individual regardless of social standing, gender, ethnic identity, religion or political affiliation.
“It is a grand showcase of equality and our unity as one constituency bonded together by the shared values of development, justice and the common good. It is our duty to be vigilant in preserving this equality and unity for all. May we all be vigilant in protecting our right to choose our leaders,” he stressed.
Go said that public servants should not allow any allegations of cheating, vote buying, use of black propaganda, threat and violence, and other forms of conduct inconsistent with civility, fairness and leadership that makes a mockery of the democratic process enshrined in the Constitution.
“Let us all make this coming elections one that dignifies the candidates, dignifies the voters and dignifies our city of Baguio,” he added.-Gaby Keith