First in the Philippines
Changes in a country are inevitable because of a demand for improvement and economic progress, and this change is what we called “firsts”.
So what’s new in the Philippines this 21st century that marks first? I can say so far there are three, namely:
1. The First Automated National Election. In the history of Philippine National election, the election 2010 is the very first Philippine National Election to use a high technology that automatically canvass votes and transmit results from an election precinct into Philippines’ National Board of Canvassers, electronically.
This high-tech automated machine is what is called the PCOS Machine or Precinct Count Optical Scan machine produced by Smartmatic. Inc which has won the bidding among other bidders to provide a high-tech automated machine for Philippines’ 2010 National Election.
The Philippines’ first automated national election was held successfully though there are handfuls of electoral protests that complain electronic cheating.
2. The First Nine year-term Philippine President. Who will know that former 14th Philippine President Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will spend a nine year term in her presidency successfully though there are many attempts to disempower her and destabilized her administration? In addition to that, she is a woman and not a man, is that inspiring for women out there? Who says boys are the only ones who can beat the hardest odds?
She too exemplifies woman power aside from late ex-Philippine president Corazon Aquino.
3. The First Pilipino boxer to be recognized as the World’s Boxing Champ. Who says a poor Pilipino underdog boxer could not arise beyond the rings of boxing arena and idolized by many in the world as the “world’s boxing champ” and become instant multi-millionaire?
Yes, who is the one today who doesn’t know Manny Pacquio?
Truly, this is the first time the Philippines have been put into pedestal in the name of boxing sports.
In the Philippines