MovePH brings #TheLeaderIWant forum to Eastern Visayas
MANILA, Philippines - In November 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), then the strongest typhoon to hit land, massively devastated the region and left thousands dead.
The disaster worsened poverty in Eastern Visayas. The region registered the 3rd highest percentage of poverty incidence among families in 2012 – about 37.2%. Its 6 provinces heavily rely on agriculture, fishery, and forestry, but these sectors have been severly damaged due to recent disasters.
Voters in Eastern Visayas want to articulate these issues facing the regon today. More importantly, they want to know how candidates will address their pressing concerns.
As of May 2013, there were around 2,573,030 registered voters in Eastern Visayas. While it is not considered a vote-rich region, the province has recorded a high voter turnout with 83.45% as of the last national elections.
In May 2015, Rappler launched #PHVote: The Leader I Want, the theme of our 2016 presidential elections coverage. To empower the Filipino youth in choosing the leaders the country deserves, Rappler and its civic engagement arm, MovePH, held #PHVote forums across the Philippines in 2015.
#PHVote Challenge: Eastern Visayas' #TheLeaderIWant will be held from 9am to 3:30pm on Thursday, February 4, at the Southern Leyte State University in Sogod, Southern Leyte.
Organized in partnership with the Regional Tertiary Schools Press Conference (RTSPC) and the Southern Leyte State University, the forum will kickstart the 3-day gathering.
Below is the program:
Invocation and National Anthem
Dr Prose Yepes
President, Southern Leyte State University
Introduction of Participants
Professor Ulderico Alviola
RTSPC 2016 Convenor
#PHVote: The Leader I Want
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor
Q and A with Maria Ressa
Disaster Reporting and Finding Sustainability
MovePH Executive Director
Moving the Philippines through citizen journalism
MovePH Multimedia Reporter
Telling the Story of the Nation through Social Media
MovePH Social Media Producer
Q and A with Rupert Ambil, David Lozada, and Raisa Serafica
Take the #PHVote Challenge!
Raisa Serafica and David Lozada
Dr Dominador Paglinawan
LNU Publication Adviser
Those interested to join the 3-day #RSPC2016 can sign up here.
Only #PHVote: Eastern Visayas' #TheLeaderIWant is open to the public. Those interested to take part in the forum but won't join the other RSPC events need to sign up in the eventbrite link below.
We also invite participants to sign up in the #PHVotechallenge upon registration for a chance to win amazing prizes! – Rappler.com
If you have any questions, please contact David Lozada via firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Alviola via email@example.com.
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