Dear reader from the future,
Today has been a long day.
Would you like to know?
I’ll tell you anyway.
So, we started early to get to the election precincts early. But getting into the venue 30 minutes after the official opening seemed to be late already. But not that late.
It was raining hard, and the place turned into mush. To get to the precincts, you have to go through the mud. And aside from the unfavorable weather conditions, people are also restless. The long queues and people who cut in line only aggravated the short-tempered.
There has been violence around the country, too, during election day. But as the day wears on, others are starting to accept how the numbers show who might win the presidential race. (Yes, it looks like whoever wins the vice-presidential race doesn’t cause as much stir as the presidential race). Still, others say that the night is young.
And the political climate has been different across the country today. You can even sense that people have already acknowledged how today marks the transition toward a new administration. And today is also the day we should keep our eyes open and watch the numbers go up.
Filipinos are not the only ones watching the 2022 election results.
The world is watching too.
Would it be possible to do away with violence in the next election?
As I write this letter to you, the Philippines is in the in-between. And perhaps, as I wake up tomorrow, there will only be before and after the 2022 elections.
I pray for peace in the country.
And I hope to see you in the future.
Your letter writer from the past,