December 2006
Political Predictions

Dire prospects

IT’S hard to predict what the future has in store. When I asked people in Quiapo who they thought the next president would be, many of them replied, “Who’s running?”

Celebrity candidates have become a staple of our elections. The people’s predictions of star presidential candidates included Richard Gomez, Senator Bong Revilla and former president Joseph Estrada.

Unsurprisingly, most of the people whom I spoke with said that the next president will be instrumental in determining the country’s future. Their forecast for 2010 however, is far from rosy. Many of them believe that numerous problems, including rampant unemployment, will continue to plague the country.

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