The Philippine Online Student Tambayan (POST), a fast-growing news website for the youth and education sector, has partnered 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 aims to bolster youth participation in the electoral process through active information drive and voter education programs.
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 and will be livestreamed simultaneously on The POST and Pinas Forward PH's official Facebook pages.
Commission on Elections spokesperson Dir. James Jimenez will join the event to discuss the poll body's preparation for the upcoming elections and important updates on voter registration.
The program will be followed by a talk on “Youth as Heroes” led by Filipino historian and TV personality, Michael Charleston "Xiao" Chua.
The series 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 Comelec on information dissemination regarding the Philippine elections.
Also participating in the last segment of the program are University of the East Professor Lyndon Dale Chang and student volunteers Kyle Sordevilla and Mardilyn Garcia.
The webinar series 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, HallyUP, Ako Bakwit, Inc., Gabay Isko, 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, Young Blood, UTOPIA Cavite State University, Project Namnama, 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, PICE-MUSC AY2021, National Teachers College Student Government, STI College Malolos Central Student Government, and The Senior Craftsmen’s Voice.
Civic organizations Lions Club Marikina and Rotaract Tumana Youth Sector will also join on April 24 as event partners.