Advantages Of Democracy In The Philippines

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Times like this in our country when the election is coming up makes you wonder more if this all democracy thing really works for us Filipinos or will authoritarianism works better for us. While you inspect the profiles of every candidate who probably are just like the past candidates who failed to be a good democratic or authoritarian leader, makes you think that probably the qualifications to file for the presidential position is just too general. Being a college graduate is not even a requirement. You just need to know how to read and write your name, a Filipino citizen, must at least be 40 years old, and etc. I think that to be a democratic or an authoritarian leader you must at least have knowledge about the whole democratic system and the laws of the country before ruling the whole country and be able to become an effective leader. Both systems have their own strengths and weaknesses. Of course the effectiveness of these systems will depend on both…show more content…
I think that this is a good system to be used in our country but like I said before I’m not sure if Filipinos can handle it or if peace will remain. Another is that with the current qualifications for the presidential position I don’t think we’ll be able to have an effective one since I think the following candidates will just be actors and create a very catchy theme song to win the elections. Though authoritarian system promotes aggression it is a good system to discipline a country that is full of corrupt people and criminals that aren’t afraid of the law since they are being tolerated by it. Moreover, if the power of the leader is abused and is misused this may lead to a lot of dangers. Like killing the wrong people. Autocratic leadership unlike democratic leadership can ensure a quick and sure decisions since the members of the state don’t really a lot of say in how the government runs
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