We, the volunteers and believers of Samira Gutoc, comprising the Samira Gutoc for Senator Movement, are asking for your support to fund her senatorial campaign.
We believe in her integrity, capacity and competence, the way two presidents did when they appointed her to positions such as Assemblywoman for the ARMM Legislative Assembly and as a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Council.
We believe in her leadership, Samira Gutoc being a longtime community organizer, civic mover and a former student activist and leader.
We believe in her strength, being a fighter for peace and a convenor and spokesperson of the Ranao Rescue Team that braved the raging siege in Marawi City in 2017, armed only with the desire to save her townsfolk and her family.
We believe in her compassion, being the mother of a three-year old child, a Muslim woman working in one of the poorest region in the country, and as a fighter against discriminations, especially of women and youth, and those who have no voice.
We believe that Samira Gutoc has all the qualities and traits needed by a senator to truly represent the people, because we believe she has experienced what most of us went through on a daily basis. She rides the jeepney, takes the MRT, shop in the same grocery stores and palengkes as we do, feel how it is to make ends meet for our family, and suffer the way we suffer when prices of goods rise, when typhoons ravage our farms and communities, and when war takes our homes, our sons, our husbands, our fathers, our family.
But Ate Sam, as we endearingly call her, is not rich like the other candidates. She is not awash with money like the other candidates, who can spend hundreds of millions and even billions to buy airtime in TV stations, put up the largest billboards along highways, or hire celebrities to do her bidding. She is Ate Sam, plain and simple.
That is why we believe in her and in the things that she stands for. We believe she can represent us, tayong mga na-etsapwera ng gobyerno.
Kaya hinihiling po namin ang tulong niyo. Hindi po masasayang ang inyong maibabahagi sa amin at kayo po ay tumutulong sa isang kandidatong may integridad, may kakayahan at may puso, at higit sa lahat, si Samira Gutoc po ay isang kandidato pagka-senador na taas-noo at buong puso po nating ipagmamalaki!