Why I will vote for Adel Tamano

Up to now (and much to my solid Noynoy tita’s dismay) I have not yet made up my mind 100%  about which presidentiable to vote for. However, one that I have decided to vote for is Adel Tamano. Granted I am not the most well-versed about platforms and capabilities, but from my perspective, he has what it takes to do something useful in our government. Honestly, prior to a chance discovery I made while I was doing my research for my article on parenting a child with special needs. My editors had informed me that the Senatoriable had a son with autism and that may be something I can include in my article. So from the link I was sent, I found a new Adel Tamano. Prior to this I had sworn off voting for him because of his involvement with the infamous Dra. Vicki Belo. His being ‘the new face’ of Belo didn’t help either. All that managed to do for  was lose sight of who he may really be.

However, in the course of my exploration, I had to admire his candor about his son’s condition. In a tweet, he shared about how proud he was of his son who despite a diagnosis of autism,  is beating the odds. I love how he so openly tweeted this, and that it wasn’t being done as an election strategy or what not, despite it working that way for me. The fact that he is open about it and talks freely about it makes me admire him. There are many other popular figures who can be advocates for mental health issues and such conditions but they are not ready to do so.

I hope that if he wins he can use his post as an avenue for autism (and other mental health issues) awareness. Sometimes I feel that people in power are not doing anything about the situation because they simply just don’t realize how greatly lives are impacted by these issues. This year, my vote for senator will go to Adel Tamayo. I just hope I don’t regret it someday.

  • #1
    Posted by Rowena Wendy Lei on April 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    That’s so great, I think I’ll vote for him too. 😀

  • #2
    Posted by zoan on May 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I will vote for Adel Tamano too 🙂

    dati ayaw ko din sa kanya dahil kay Belo subalit nakita ko na He is fit to be a Senator.

  • #3
    Posted by yapatoots on May 5th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    winner siya no? 🙂 hehe sana umabot talaga siya

  • #4
    Posted by zoan on May 5th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    sana nga, here in Mindanao, sinusubukan ng ibang grupo na VOTE 5 lang para makapasok talaga ang mga tga Mindanao.. kaso ang hirap din naman yun 🙂

  • #5
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 30th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Unfortunately, he lost in the election while others who don’t deserve to win actually won.

  • #6
    Posted by zoan on May 31st, 2010 at 11:50 am

    yeah, dapat talaga nanalo sya. kasi mas deserving sya… ano ba tong mga Pinoy nangunguna pa yong mga walang ka alam alam sa batas

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