I remember a Greek playwright (born in the golden age) Sophocles once said "I'd rather die with honor than to succeed with fraud." These were the words I think the good looking Senator Gregorio Honasan lived by. We had the chance to interview Senator Gringo a few days right after the Vice Presidential debate and I was a little excited for him because in my opinion, he was one of the few who fared well during that program.
The man did stick to his principles of not engaging in personal attacks and only concentrated on giving concrete platforms he wants to push for when he gets the chance to become the Vice President of the Philippines. I don't actually find anything wrong with that because honestly, I'm so tired of the mudslinging, the finger pointing, the baseless accusations that's being done only because it's election season. I think that part is quite unhealthy to be heard by the voters today, but it is also essential so we could figure out for ourselves if the man is the right one for the job as this is the second highest post in the executive branch of the government. That takes a lot, and it's not just a spare tire role, serving people in this position should have never been limited to that in the past few years that we've had one. It's time to see a change in the role and Senator Gringo fits the bill of being the crime and security czar which he deems important as we continue build our economy and protect the lives of our loved ones, our family.
He was happy to have learned he's received a milestone in his Facebook page as they reached 100 thousand likes organically which suffice to say is part of the things he wasn't really that all too an expert about in the beginning. This just means part of the people who listened to him in that short stint must have felt his sincerity because ultimately, I felt he wanted people to know what he wanted to do once elected. If the generation in social media took their time to support him after laying out his platforms, that to him is already a win. I don't think the others would have said that, nor are they willing to die for this country as he positioned himself in that predicament several times as a soldier, a rebel, and a Senator of the republic.
I'm an undecided voter, I don't really have a VP yet, so getting a chance to talk to him was a way that I could get my personal questions answered. It's one of the things I do to affirm if a candidate would be fit for my vote, and I wanted to actually do this with the other candidates too. Although sometimes, there's just no time to do it and talk to them in this manner. This is why I'm so glad to have been able to do this with the very humble man.
To be able to share with you that experience, here's some excerpts of my interview on video. It took a lot of time and resources to upload this, I hope you get to appreciate this so please take time to listen in.
He also mentioned his family, and his Presidential candidate in this second bit.
I am no way forcing you guys to vote for him, but in my books he's really an option you can't discount. People should really research about their candidates, I'm glad I got to talk to the honorable Senator. For those who are still undecided like me, he may well be a candidate you should consider. Am I right?
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