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Rant and Complain When You’ve Done Your Share

Ahhhh…. Election time again. Of course, political issues would be discussed and people would be comparing which candidates are better and would also highly criticize some. That’s fine. We are all entitled to our opinions. You can complain about how things are run, that’s why it’s called freedom of speech. But don’t complain if you didn’t do anything in helping our country. Usually, we are too passive by just sitting down and wishing what government can do for us. Tama ba yan? “Think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Though, this was said by a US past president, this should be our train of thought as well in this upcoming election. I happen to visit the onevoice website and saw how noble their intentions are. This is good. We need to help out here. You want a better country? Be a better citizen. Help out. Sign-up for VforCE: 1 million Volunteers for Clean Elections. During Sunday’s homily, a letter from our archbishop was read and it said that we must vote for the candidate that has Conscience, Competence and Commitment. (I’m not so sure if I got the translation right as the letter was in the “deep” Visayan dialect). But I say go, vote for the candidate that has those 3 Cs. And remember, if you did not vote and if you did not help out, don’t complain.

About The Author


Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 19 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is also the founder of Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation Networking and Knowledge) for women to encourage and empower more women in IT and to encourage the younger generation of women take up STEM. She is a speaker and mentor in various Startup, Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She also currently serves as a director for the Eisenhower Fellowship Association of the Philippines. She has completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016 and recently completed her term as National President for the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines last 2017.

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