OFW Files Consulate-notarized Certificate of Candidacy for Sorsogon Governor by Mail
Dear Fellow Rizalists, Knights and Ladies of Rizal and Friends:
My supporters and I decided to do something concrete about the sad state in our homeland. Almost all Overseas Filipinos decry the massive corruption and other social cancers in the Philippines but actually very few of us do nothing, aside from helping our own kin and some close friends. We decided to concentrate on changing just one poor small province and offer the Sorsoganon voters an opportunity to take a leap of faith on the capability, energy and resources of the Overseas-Filipino communities as their partners for progress.
I wrote an essay in 2003, which has been reprinted in the www.mabuhayradio.com and I said: “Obviously, the first step is to regain the dignity of the Filipino because one cannot reinvent one’s psyche if he feels ashamed of the home country and has no faith in her people and its leaders. Remember the adage that says, ‘He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend, loses much more; but he who loses faith, loses all’.” ***
Yes, the Overseas Filipinos, especially my fellow Overseas-Filipino workers, must start to rekindle that faith on the God-given capability of our people to overcome adversity, combat the social cancers and protect the environment.
We will also begin in Sorsogon Province the “Dapitanization” of Philippine towns, as will be emulated from the examples done by Dr. Jose P. Rizal during his exile in Dapitan.
Please join us in doing a peaceful revolution through the exercise of suffrage in Sorsogon. We call this the “ReVOTElution.” To know more about it, please go to the www.revotelution.com where you can send also financial assistance to our social experiment via the Paypal.
Per the opinion of our legal advisers, all contributions shall be considered as loans to the undersigned candidate, Lolo Bobby M. Reyes. After we get a definite ruling from the Philippine Commission on Elections, then we will advise further the contributors their options on repayment methods and/or conversion of their assistance to valid contributions for worthy causes.
Please stay tuned, as we will run descriptions of the particular projects that we will implement in the Province of Sorsogon as part of the ReVOTElution’s socioeconomic platform and program of provincial government. All of these postings will be part of a book series called “ReVOTElution of Hope,” which will document for the next 11 years the results of this great social experiment for the Philippines, beginning in the Province of Sorsogon. The ReVOTElution can end up being the greatest story ever told in the history of Philippine suffrage and socioeconomic development.
Salamatonon, as we say “Thank you very much” in Sorsogonon dialect, for your cooperation, moral and financial support and for your prayers for the ReVOTElution,
Lolo Bobby M. Reyes
Prime Mover of the ReVOTElution in Sorsogon