MANILA, Philippines – With a voting population of around 1.8 million, Cavite is one of the Philippines’ vote-rich provinces.
Out of this population, around 66.87% or 1.2 million actually voted in 2013.
The province is a stronghold of the opposition. Although President Benigno Aquino III won in Cavite in 2010 with 492,328 votes, then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay – standard bearer of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance – beat the administration’s bet Manuel Roxas II for the vice presidency by almost 200,000 votes. (WATCH: Will Binay win again in vote-rich Cavite?)
After 6 years of Aquino’s Daang Matuwid good governance promise, will Cavite remain a bailiwick of the opposition in the upcoming May polls?
Cavite is the next stop of Rappler’s #PHVote: The Leader I Want series.
The social news network’s civic engagement arm, MovePH, has been organizing the #PHVote forums across the Philippines to help empower Filipino voters in choosing the leaders the country deserves.
The Cavite leg of the #PHVote series will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday, March 15, at the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) Alumni Auditorium.
The event is held in partnership with the DLSU-D Communication and Journalism Department, the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), Communication Society, Green FM, Heraldo Filipino, and Communication-Public Relations (COM-PR).
Below is the program:
|9:00 to 12:00||Citizen Journalism Workshop for DLSU-Dasmarinas students|
|12:00 to 1:00||
Lunch Break/ Registration
|1:00 to 1:15||
|1:15 to 2:00||
#PHVote: What’s at stake in the 2016 elections
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor
|2:00 to 2:15||
Q and A with Maria Ressa
|2:15 to 2:45||
Problems in Governance and Politics in Cavite
Miriam Grace Go
Rappler News Editor
|2:45 to 3:00||
Q and A with Miriam Grace Go
|3:00 to 3:45||
Youth Issues in Cavite Panel
Moderator: David Lozada, MovePH Multimedia Reporter
|3:45 to 4:15||
School/ Partner’s Time
|4:15 to 4:30||
Take the #PHVote Challenge!
MovePH Executive Editor
|4:30 to 4:45||
Awarding of Tokens
#PHVote: Cavite’s #TheLeaderIWant is part of COMPACT 2016: Communication for Sustainable Development, a week-long activity for communication majors.
Only #PHVote: Cavite’s #TheLeaderIWant is open to the public. Those interested to take part in the forum need to take the PHVote Challenge.
The event will also be streamed live on the web and on campus radio (95.9 Green FM). – Rappler.com
Non-COMPACT participants interested to join need to contact David Lozada (email@example.com) to reserve seats.