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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LASER Test for Barangay Elections

LASER stands for Lifestyle, Action, Support, Election Conduct and Reputation. These will be one's basis for using the LASER Test for this upcoming Barangay and SK Elections.


LASER test for voters:
Can your candidate pass the LASER test?

Lifestyle
  • Does the candidate strive to live a modest lifestyle in accordance with the Philippine Constitution?
  • Does the candidate have unexplained wealth (i.e. “out of proportion to his salary and other lawful income” -RA #3010, Section 8)?
Action
  • Does the candidate have a track record of competence and servant-leadership (common good without vested interests) in the private sector or government?
  • Does the candidate have (or plan to set-up) mechanisms or systems in managing the government’s treasury for it to be transparent and accountable to the public? (see vulnerabilities.doc)
Supporters
  • Who are the candidate’s election supporters and where is his/her campaign money coming from?
  • How does the candidate choose and deal with his/her election supporters, especially those providing funds, so that his/her journey towards integrity for the common good would not be compromised?
  • Is the candidate’s family supportive of his/her journey towards integrity for the common good?
Election conduct
Does the candidate try to observe election laws in the area of vote-buying or any of its variants especially donations and overspending on media ads, respecting the rights of voters and political rivals, use of government properties, political posters, etc?

Reputation
  • Has the candidate ever been involved in issues, controversies, and/or legal cases against him?
  • Aside from attending mass or prayer service, is there any other basis for saying that the candidate is truly God-fearing or morally upright?

LASER test for candidates:
Can you pass the LASER test?

Lifestyle
Do you strive to live a modest lifestyle in accordance to the Philippine Constitution? How? What challenges do you face?

Action
  • What do you consider as your record of competence and servant-leadership (common good without vested interests) in the private sector or government?
  • What mechanisms or systems did or will you set up in managing the government’s treasury for it to be transparent and accountable to the public?
Supporters
  • Who are your election supporters and where is your campaign money coming from?
  • How did you choose or deal with your election supporters, especially those providing funds, so that your journey towards integrity and the common good would not be compromised?
  • Is your family supportive of your journey towards integrity for the common good? How?
Election conduct
How do you try to observe election laws in the area of vote-buying or any of its variants including donations or media ads spending, respecting the rights of voters and political rivals, use of government properties, political posters, etc?

Reputation
  • Have you ever been involved in issues, controversies, and/or legal cases against you? Please explain.
  • Aside from attending mass or prayer service, is there any other basis for us to say that you are truly a God-fearing leader?
Let us use this LASER Test for this coming Barangay Elections and be vigilant and make your vote count! For more info on this, please visit www.votegod.net

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