There’s a lot at stake in the 2022 elections as the pandemic has exposed deep-seated issues in health, education, transportation, and governance.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting four million first-time voters by the end of the registration period on September 30. As of April 15, however, there have only been around 1.5 million first-time registrants.
To inspire Filipinos to participate in the upcoming elections, Rappler’s civic engagement arm MovePH has launched a series of huddles to help citizens better understand how good governance can impact different sectors.
Titled #PHVote Dialogues, the series, which premiered last May 19, serves as a conversation starter on various issues in the upcoming elections.
This coming Saturday, June 5, at 4 pm, we aim to answer the following questions: Why are the 2022 elections so important? Why should we care?
Former Comelec commissioner Christian Monsod will be joining the huddle to discuss the political landscape of the voting process, while Rappler’s investigative editor Miriam Grace Go will tackle why Filipinos should engage in the elections and how they can do so.
National Alliance of Youth Leaders’ executive vice-president RJ Suarez and Lente’s executive director Ona Caritos will join the panel discussion.