Here’s a cool letter from Ifugao Governor-Elect Teddy Baguilat which was forwarded to us by a friend:
i’m back after a gruelling 45-day campaign and a few days of tense moments waiting for the official proclamation. so at the moment, i’m on vacation.
before anything else, thank you to all our supporters and well-wishers. i cannot thank you enough for your volunteerism and donations to our campaign. rest assured that i will do my best to work hard in fulfilling our platform of good governance and developmental pursuits.
the people have spoken so let’s put the bitterness and animosity of the previous months to rest. for no matter how much we protest and regret the election results, it is the voice of the majority that triumphs in the end.
to all my detractors and critics, thank you for representing the “other” side. this is part of democracy that ifugao is proud of. we were one of the few provinces where elections where generally peaceful and honest. thus, free exchange of ideas is important to safeguard our democracy.
it is my request that we treat each other with respect. as governor-elect, i shall assume the role of your father and thus as the father of the province, i treat my children with fairness and hope that the children accord the father the respect he deserves.
again, thank you for all your support. i hope to see you in the future.
teddy brawner baguilat jr.
Okay, so that’s the letter. Well, we are not from Ifugao but we are going to pretend that we are and shamelessly respond to the Governor-Elect: “Yo Teddy! Congratulations! We will be watching your moves as the father of Ifugao. We will certainly give you the respect you deserve as long as you don’t disappoint your children. Also, after your vacation we hope you will visit the family of Harvey Bumangit, our kailiyan from Aguinaldo, Ifugao who died because of this elections. Thank you.”