Participating in the recently concluded "digital" election made me feel nationalistic once again. We all hope and pray that the next president of this Republic will not be "swallowed up" by the cancer of corruption that's inextricably embedded in all our government institutions. Any incremental improvements in the economy, peace and order, unemployment and inflation will definitely be a boon to our local photography industry. A good president's six year term is too short to rectify generations of abuse-so let's cut him a lot of slack. Let's prove to the world (again) that we Filipinos are still worthy of the many individual and collective freedoms of a Democracy.