Again, thank you for the comments e-mailed to me or posted in this blog regarding 2010. I am just finishing my teaching until March of 2009. Then I will be on leave from teaching from April 2009 to May 2010. So from now to March of 2009, I am visiting schools, donating books and giving free lectures. I am organizing groups of people as possible campaign volunteers when I go outside Metro Manila. The response has been overwhelming. I have a big map of the Philippines, where I have pasted Post-It notes that contain the names of people I have talked to in the provinces and who have agreed to help me. The Post-It notes are now fluttering like so many flags when the wind blows into my living room.
By April, I would have a campaign headquarters in a busy part of Metro Manila. We will also set up headquarters in the regions. By that time, I would have chosen which national political party to join. I am deciding among three parties in the Opposition as possible parties I could join. These talks take a long time, but by April 2009, the dust should have settled.
Because if you join a big, national political party, your nationwide plans should run on parallel tracks with theirs. The scheduling alone should be a killer job.
So what we are doing now is to go to as many places as possible and talk to people, convincing them to join the bandwagon. We are also gathering names, e-mail addresses, and cellphones for a huge database. This database should reach 1 million by June of 2009.
I am being helped by so many people who have offered free web domains, web design, scholarships I could give away to poor students, donated books, gave computers, lent secretarial services, lent their homes or offices as possible headquarters, gave services, etc. I am going slow with accepting money, since this is the tricky part of any campaign.
One day at a time, one task a week, one project a month, one and a half years to go.