What our country needs right now is a senator who has a strong will to resist the temptation of money. A person who can stand up to what he believes in and fight for it. Someone who can forego of the opportunity to acquire wealth for the sake of his beliefs and principles. Cesar Montano has time and time again rejected offers of endorsements of products that he thinks is against his personal beliefs and principles (he never endorsed beers, liquors and cigarettes during his career as an actor). He has lost countless millions just because he wanted to stand firm on what he believes in, on what he was taught was right. If he can do that then, what could possibly prevent him from doing it again in the senate? Integrity and will power are two traits that I think is essential for one to serve in the senate, the rest can be learned and can be acquired. There are two reasons why a lot of senators are ineffective, it’s either they are incompetent or because money talks. I know you would agree with me that more often than not, it’s because of the latter.
Many might not know, but Cesar Montano came from very humble beginnings. Poverty is not new to him. Equipped only with the principles taught by his father and the fear of God taught by his mother, he strived so that he would be able to rise from that situation into a better future. He knows poverty from a personal viewpoint. Because of this personal knowledge, he too knows very well what is needed for us to fight poverty. Helping his fellowmen is not new to him; he has done this in his own little way. Imagine the possibilities if he is given a better way of helping others.
You may have heard him bluntly say that he will not use his own money for his campaign. One may think that this is a sign that he is not really serious about running, because he himself would not want to sacrifice. This is so far from the truth, so far from what he really meant. He does not want to spend his own money so that if ever he wins, he will not be compelled to gain back what he has lost. A vicious cycle that he wants to break.