1. talk in tagalog.
2. read up on issues.
3. have a strong political party.
4. don't flit from party to party.
5. smiles, sound-bites and smart moves all around.
There are many re-electionists running for the senatorial seats in 2010. Many of them would win.
Alas and alack, my fearless forecast is that it would be a lucky year if at least FOUR new and young candidates would win a seat in the Senate.
And so the race begins....
Excuse me while I leave the metropolis for a week, to touch base with the student council editors and school paper editors and the forgotten lower-middle classes of this country.
And one day, in God's own good time, a plausible and reliable survey of senatorial candidates would appear.