THE Philippine Online Student Tambayan, a fast-growing news website for the youth and education sector, partners with Pinas Forward PH, a social movement that engages communities in empowering younger generation towards positive social change, in a year-long campaign entitled #KabataanSaHalalan.
#KabataanSaHalalan consists of a three-part webinar series that aim to bolster youth participation in the electoral process through initiating active information drive and voter education programs in the context of today’s digital landscape.
The first leg of the campaign is entitled “Puwedeng Maging Choosy” and will be aired on April 24, 2021. The event is free and open to all. It will be livestreamed simultaneously on The POST and Pinas Forward PH’s official Facebook pages.
COMELEC Spokesperson Director James Arthur Jimenez will join the “Puwedeng Maging Choosy” event to discuss the recent developments in the COMELEC’s preparation for the upcoming elections and important updates on voter registration.
The program will be followed by a talk on Youth as Heroes to be presented by renowned Filipino historian and TV personality, Prof. Michael Charleston “Xiao” B. Chua.
The event will be concluded by a roundtable discussion on Social Media and the Youth with guest speakers from various youth sectors and different organizations, including yFACTph, advocates for responsible use of social media, and Vote Pilipinas, the official arm of the COMELEC on information dissemination regarding the Philippine elections.
Also taking part in the last segment of the program is University of the East Professor Lyndon Dale Chang and student volunteers Kyle Sordevilla and Mardilyn Garcia.
This event is supported by the Boto ng Kabataan National Movement, Vote Pilipinas, and Young Filipino Advocates for Critical Thinking (yFACTph).
“Puwedeng Maging Choosy” is also made possible in partnership with the following universities, colleges and student organizations:
National Teachers College
University of the Philippines Maroon FM UPLB Perspective
Ako Bakwit, Inc.
Graphic Literature Guild
University of the East Dawn
Far Eastern University Young Women’s Christian Association
FEU Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance (Tambiz Project)
FEU Central Student Organization
FEU Enterprise Management Society
FEU Junior Marketing Association
San Beda University’s College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
San Beda Debate Society
San Beda Junior Marketing Association
The Repvblic – Political Science Department of San Beda
In Solus Christi Youth Chorale
The Handom Initiative
UTOPIA Cavite State University
Mindanao State University Buug Campus Student Supreme Council
Barotac Viejo National High School
YOUActive Barotac Viejo
Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology Supreme Student Government Laguna State Polytechnic University College of Business Management and Accountancy Organization – SCC
Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Social Sciences and Development Student Council
National Teachers College Student Government
STI College Malolos Central Student Government
The Senior Craftsmen’s Voice
Civic organizations Lions Club Marikina and Rotaract Tumana Youth Sector will also join on April 24 as event partners.