Under the Duterte administration, the Philippines has seen the slow yet steady erosion of the different pillars of democracy.
Despite these, Filipinos pushed back in constructive ways. We’ve come up with a citizen's budget tracker, we've organized community pantries, and continue to offer innovative solutions to various governance and social dilemmas. We've strengthened our sense of bayanihan at a time when public discourse is too polarized.
The need to sustain this spirit of civic participation in not only necessary in the coming polls, it is also urgent. Clearly, how we will get involved in the 2022 Philippine campaigns and elections is going to be our biggest push-back as a people.
This is why our team at MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, is encouraging Filipinos to help strengthen this democratic process by going beyond voting.
These are our three main calls to action:
Are you up for the challenge? Remember that the work for 2022 starts long before we fill up the ballots.
Even now, #WeDecide: Atin ang Pilipinas. – Rappler.com