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Election 2 min read , March 31, 2022

Are you confused about this election?

Do you know your votes for, this May?

The wall is too loud. All those comments, there are a lot of colors.

They only talk about the election.

But sometimes, with all of the comments for each candidate, you are the one who'll be stressed out.

You might not know what will you believe in.

And worse, you yourself, do not know where to be at.

You know that your vote is important but you don't know anything, you don't have the tools to know who's fit to vote for.

Sometimes we go with, who is the loudest, who is the most famous and who I always hear about.

But you might feel that might not be enough true to be able to make an educated decision.

In this series, we will be starting a new series for Legal Guide and the intention is to give you tools to give them what?

Tools for you to decide properly this election season.

It is better for you to understand the power that you hold by voting and your role in all of this.

Very important because this is our opportunity to build our nation.

This is a big responsibility for our citizens to vote for the upcoming leaders.

The least that we can do as a legal guide is to arm you guys with the knowledge and tools for you to understand who you are voting for.

This episode is a joint project with the Counsellor Institute, a non-profit organization that provides research, policy formulation, advisory, and public communication to create government policies guided by science and research. Go to for more information.

Welcome to Legal Guide Philippines where we simplify the law to help you make better choices. My name is Atty. Ramon Ramirez and I’m with my partner, Atty. Erwin Zagala.

What this series is all about?

  • Orientation on how government works
  • How the people you elect fit into the system
  • How to gauge who is a good fit for these positions

What this is not

  • Campaign for a particular candidate - we give you the tools so you can decide on your own
  • If you’re going to comment, let’s keep it cool and neutral. Don’t campaign within the comments, it will get deleted

Up next:

In the next 5 episodes, we dive into the different people we put into enforcement and rulemaking capacities.

Now go make better choices.

Philippine Election