It is a nice feeling of hope for the future that I hear the words “Daang Matuwid” with all the intellectual ramifications of that phrase. At first blush, people, me included, tend to think of a road or a highway which is straight and un-incumbered. That is the first and obvious meaning. But it means more than that.
Mar Roxas is the embodiment, an incarnation so to speak, of the ideals and needs of the Filipino people. For many years we have had so many politicians with all their promise of bread from heaven but, to no avail, because we are still a third world country left behind by our neighbors. Here is this statesman who promises to guide us and promote our development by continuing the programs of the Aquino administration. For me, that is a convincing reason to help him win. Of course, their hundreds of other reasons to vote for Mar.