i had always voted, since the late 1960s when i came of age.
never voted for marcos, but he kept winning. voted for cory in 86 but she was cheated and had to mount the huge protest that led to EDSA. voted for salonga in 92 but fvr won. voted for erap (how stupid of me) in 98 and he won but was edsa-ed. voted for bro. eddie (he was talking alternative economics) in 2004 but arroyo won. voted for jamby and her nationalist platform in 2010 but noynoy won.
kahit midterm elections, pinapatulan ko noon. in may 2007, some months before i started blogging, i wrote Tipo kong iboto and sent it to everyone in my mailing list, including the inquirer. all about voting on issues for a change. economic issues, like the debt policy, e-vat, charter change, pork barrel. wala rin. once they won they forgot their promises, puro pangakong napako.
seeing no signs that it would be different this time, and praning over pcos, i didn’t vote na lang. so yes wala akong kinalaman sa pagkakatalo ni jack enrile. at wala akong kinalaman sa pagkakapanalo ni grace poe. may kinalaman lang ako sa low turnout, well, lower than 2o10, na inaamin naman ni brillantes.