This was something I wrote last December when I was in those moments of extreme stress. It was not intended to be shared. However, with the issues (many of them are unfair) now being raised against Comelec, I thought that I might share it now.

My Extra Rice

It has been quite a while since I’ve written a blog. The change in my circumstances may have something to do with the blog hibernation. Anyway,  writing what goes on in my mind is what this blogsite is all about.

More than a year and a half since rejoining government as a commissioner of the Commission on Elections, I still need to adjust from being an election pundit, to one subject of pundits. It has not been easy being in government. My wife definitely did not cherish my appointment, although she has been giving me valuable advice in my work from the start. She longed for our past quite and simple existence.  It does not help that people who I associate with before are now relentless in their criticism of the institution, which I, and my colleagues, have been trying to help develop and improve.

I have always said that I myself was once a critic…

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