On the fence
After much deliberation, I’ve decided to put these three senatorial candidates together because I couldn’t make up my mind whether to cast my vote for them or not. To elaborate, I’ve put them through my filters and the results were not as satisfactory as I thought.
Senator Antonio Trillanes did great on 4 filters: the dynasty factor, track record, reputation quotient, and trust effect. However, his stand on the RH Bill was the deal-breaker for me. His seeming indifference to the health and welfare of more than half of our population is simply un-acceptable to me.
Rep Sonny Angara, meanwhile, is a supporter of RH, much like his aunt. He also did well on track record and trust effect. I was willing to let the dynasty factor slide by, but his reputation quotient was severely affected by the persistent rumor that his family is behind the pervasive illegal logging in his home province.
Chiz Escudero, another supporter of RH, should have had my vote by his support of RH alone. But alas, I cannot ignore that he comes from a political family that’s entrenched deeply in their home province. He does have a good track record; plus, he’s a great strategist with excellent media savvy. However, these talents in political strategy and use of media do not help his reputation quotient and trust effect. These give him the impression that he’s a manipulator who can turn things to his advantage. This doesn’t make we want to trust him at all.