If elections are won by a candidate’s having an internet presence then two Baguio candidates (incumbent mayor/mayoralty bet Peter Rey Bautista and candidate for the City Council Jack Cariño) should be declared winners already. Sila lang kasi ang may websites although not in their own domains. Peter Rey, whose battle cry in this elections is “Simple Lang”, has a site at multiply.com as well as on blogspot. For his part, Jack “Stop the Uglification of Baguio” Cariño, has a site at multiply.com.
However, I doubt if having an internet presence is going to be a factor in this elections so let us wait for the canvassing of votes before we declare the real winner. In the meantime, if you are from Baguio and want to be really in touch with these two candidates you should set up a multiply account and try to invite them as either your “friend” or your “online buddy”. [Multiply also allows you to invite them as your “fiance”, or “roommate”, or “boyfriend”, etc. etc. so you might want to try said options he he.]
Siyempre if they accept your invitation you can always boast that either Peter Rey or Jack is your friend. Lalo na pag sila ang nanalo imagine saying something like, “Kaibigan ko si Mayor at si Councilor”. And you have the internets to back you up di ba? Eh paano naman pag nireject ang inyong invitation? Eh di sorry ka na lang. Mag-revenge ka na lang sa ballot box.
Seriously though, it’s good that some candidates are using the internet to communicate to people. It’s not surprising that Baguio candidates are leading the way because there’s a much bigger number of internet users in the city than the rest of the Cordilleras. Sana the other candidates will also set up their sites so we can pit them against each other. Something like, “Tinalo ni Leandro Yangot si Peter Rey Bautista sa overall web design pero mas mabilis ang loading time ng site ni Bautista.” Maybe in the next election cycle, no? TruBlue will do the reviews; kaya maghanda ka Trublue sa 2010.
In the meantime, we give bonus points to Jack Cariño for linking to our post on the richest Cordillera Congressman.