The 13th of May was declared Special Non-Working Holiday for the Filipinos. It will be a general election day for us. We are going to choose twelve Senators and Congressmen who will represent various regions in the Philippines. Also to be elected are Party List Representatives, representing various sectors or groups, like youth, urban poor, women. Provincial and Municipal officials will likewise be among those to be elected. Filipinos are hopeful for peaceful and honest election. For those who are still in a way persuaded by rhetoric speeches of some candidates and well directed television adds. I do hope we will opt to vote according to our conscience.