Senator Gordon on Media’s Role in the 2010 Elections
Son of Olongapo and former mayor, Senator Richard Gordon has stressed the significant role of media to the public’s voting decision in connection with the upcoming 2010 elections.
At the national convention of the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. Senator Gordon emphasized the media’s vital role in relaying correct information, character and integrity of the candidates on the national and local elections.
“Dapat ang media talagang gamitin ang kakayahan na magsulat, kumalap ng impormasyon at sabihin sa madla na walang silbi ang pera at ang pedigree. Isulat nyo ang tama para malaman ng publiko. If the people are advised by media, with their wealth and information, we can trust the people to make the right decision,” said Senator Gordon.
“Napakalaki ng hamon ng panahon sa ating bansa ngayon. Dapat pumili tayo ng mga lider na may kakayahang humarap sa mga hamon at iangat ang bansa sa gitna ng mga ito,” he added.
Senator Gordon, elder brother of Olongapo City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. is the standard-bearer of Bagumbayan party for the 2010 presidential race.