BSKE 2023: Learning Through Wins and Losses

The past month has been eventful for me and my family. My dad has decided to participate in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan Elections 2023 (BSKE 2023). After serving our barangay as a staff for a couple of years, he ran for Barangay Kagawad.

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At first, all of us do not agree with his decision. Having a political parent is not our wildest dream. But as soon as he submitted his certificate of candidacy, all of us gave our full support to him. We were with him from the house-to-house campaign, motorcade, miting de avance, and even during the actual election.

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The day of the election came. I am one of the poll watchers. I stayed there from 6 in the morning to 12 midnight. It was a very tiring day. The voting ended at 3 in the afternoon but counting the results manually took time. It was already midnight when we started the canvassing. I and my dad decided to go home and just wait for the announcement the next day. Unfortunately, we got a bad news. My dad got the ninth place. There are only seven spots for Barangay Kagawad.

Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Embracing Small Wins

In my concession post, I mentioned how my family is happy because my dad can now enjoy his early retirement. He wasn’t able to attend many family gatherings because of his dedication to his responsibilities in our barangay. Now, we are excited because losing in the election means he will have more time for us.

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I also have a couple of wins in the past few weeks.

As you see, there are so many things that I should be thankful for. Losing in an election can be sad but it also humbles us. Losses remind us to appreciate the present moment and make the most of it because life is ever-changing.

Every small win is a stepping stone to a bigger success. There’s always something to be thankful for. The more you count your blessings, the more blessings you’ll have to count. Count your blessings and feel the abundance in your life!


  1. Congratulations pa rin po kay daddy mo ms.karla.. tama ka po.. ang pag katalo nia sa eleksyon.ay. kapanaluhan din ng pamilya nio kasi mas mg kakaroon kayo ng time.. n mg kakasama…. quality time..for each other….

  2. Congratulations Ms.Karla ,you have a couple Of wins
    That’s okay kahit natalo dad mo ,atleast he having a support from the fam and supporters
    And more blessings po Sa Inyo Ms karla and To Your Fam❤️❤️

  3. Congrats pa dn po sa daddy mo ms. Karla , naaalala ko last campaign may sinuporthan dn kming brgy. Captain ksma kami sa house to house motorcade pero natalo siya , kase nabalitaan namin ung kalaban ngbayad pala sa botante sad news pa my mga ksama kami na bumaliktad para lang sa pera . Sayo Ms. Karla congrats dn more blessings to come 😍

  4. Atleast you show the support system he needed Ms. Karla! Sobrang sarap sa feeling na naka support kayo sa kanya all through out. My cousin also run as SK kagawad here in our barangay pero unfortunately di siya nakpasok and siya lang yung di nakapasok sa partido nila, masakit for us specially for him kasi siya lang yung naiwan e pero sabi nga nila your time has yet to come maybe may mas better plan si God for him but we are so proud of him!

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