“Against the odds, we still hope this exercise will be an edifying one for our democracy. The burden on redeeming this exercise falls on those with a program to sell, not on those who seek to win power by bringing down the quality of our political discourse. They must do their best to move our voters to choose on the basis of issues.”
Pious hopes from Prof. Alex Magno. The problem is, the only real issue since 1946 has been graft and corruption in the government, and beyond that, poverty.