ABS-CBN LAUNCHES "BOTO MO, iPATROL MO: AKO ANG SIMULA"

ABS-CBN, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, is launching on Monday, May 11, its year-long campaign to encourage Filipinos to begin taking an active role in the upcoming 2010 Presidential Elections.

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Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako Ang Simula” calls on Filipinos, especially the youth, to get involved this early by registering as voters and closely watching preparations for the 2010 race.

“Many young Filipinos have become apathetic and cynical that real change can ever happen in the country,” ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Maria Ressa said. “But we are telling them to have faith and do something about it. We have one year to change traditional politics in our country and we are empowering them through this multimedia campaign.”

Ressa said young Filipinos can initiate change as early as now by registering to vote. ABS-CBN will be setting up voter registration booths on May 11 in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao. On its web site (abs-cbnnews.com) and through text, it will also encourage voters here and abroad to report their concerns and observations on the coming elections.

She also urged people to join the campaign and sign up at “Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo” (BMPM) booths on Monday. Ressa said, “We successfully used BMPM in 2007 – when Filipinos across the country used their cellphones to report anomalies, violence and payoffs during elections – the first time ever that mobile technology was used for a political purpose – to patrol the votes.” Now we are taking it one step further -using television, radio, cable TV, the Internet and mobile phone technology to empower Filipinos to push for change across ABS-CBN’s multiplatform structure, which encompasses television, radio, cable TV, the Internet, and mobile technology.

The May 11 activities will begin in ABS-CBN’s top-rating morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda,” which will be held at the historic La Salle gymnasium in Greenhills, where the first quick election count was held in 1986. A voter and BMPM registration booth will be set up in La Salle.

ABS-CBN Newsgathering Head Charie Villa said ABS-CBN News teams will also be deployed in Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao where they will report on voter registration in these areas and the current political situation there. For the entire day, ABS-CBN’s Ces Orena Drilon will be anchoring from Davao; Julius Babao from Cebu; and Pinky Webb from Davao.

Voter registration and BMPM booths will be set up in San Fernando Plaza in San Fernando, Pampanga; Plaza Independencia in Cebu City; and People’s Park in Davao City.

In the evening, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, will be bringing together for the first time the reported presidential aspirants at a leadership forum at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. The forum will be aired live from 7 pm to 9pm, also on Monday. Confirmed guests as of May 7 are Senators Panfilo Lacson, Francis Escudero, Mar Roxas, Richard Gordon; Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio; and Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro.

Ressa said the campaign will also be made in cyberspace, especially the social networking sites such as Multiply, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. abs-cbnnews.com will launch its online and texting polling on choices for 2010 as well as the issues that the public thinks should be addressed by the next president.

ABS-CBN is partnering with Artist Revolution and YouthVote Philippines who will be staging a mini-concert at the Music Museum at 8pm titled “365 Days to Change…Toda Na ‘To.” ABS-CBN anchor Atom Araullo will be hosting the event.

Introduced in 2007, BMPM empowered citizens to patrol their votes by encouraging them to report election-related anomalies using new media. Its huge success didn’t only spark citizen participation, it also enabled ABS-CBN to document illegal election practices all over the country. It has received recognition from the Philippine Quill Awards, the Anvil Awards, and the Gold Quill Awards.

Watch “Umagang Kay Ganda,” “TV Patrol World,” and “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, tune in to ANC (SkyCable channel 27), and log on to abs-cbnnews.com for more information on “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula” starting Monday (May 11).

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11 Responses to ABS-CBN LAUNCHES "BOTO MO, iPATROL MO: AKO ANG SIMULA"

  1. itot says:

    sana lang yun mga narereport jan e nagagawan din ng action pra di sayang.

  2. emelie canda says:

    its been 8yrs i wasnt able to vote,,,now i just renewed my to right vote,,,what took me that long to decide??????i dont know either,,but what i realized is that we have a big factor renewing the face of politics,,now iif i will just allow my self being so dissapoint of all this politicing,,ill end up still nothing,,its about time!!!!!!

  3. Carlo says:

    Indeed its one of the greatest projects that ABS-CBN did.

  4. john ryan pauyon says:

    i am not worthy 2 do this.

  5. RED says:

    Hi! po!kapapanood ko lang ng balita nyo dito sa Abudhabi (Jan 29 2010- 8:30 am) regarding sa SMARTMATIC (Automatic Machine Election)POLL AUTOMATION… May tanong lang po ako… mahalaga po eto para sa ating kababayan….
    BAKIT ENGLISH ANG NAKAPRINT SA PAG PROCESS NG PAGBOTO SA MACHINE ? DAPAT TAGALOG!!!! HINDI ENGLISH !!! PAANO SA MGA TAONG NAKATIRA SA PROBINSYA KARAMIHAN HINDI SILA FAMILIAR SA ENGLISH AT MALILITO SILA KUNG PAANO PINDUTIN ANG GUSTO NILA KANDIDATO AT TIYAK PAPATURO SILA SA MGA TAONG MARUNONG NA MAPAGSAMANTALANG TAO NA PWEDE SILANG LOKOHIN. IBIG KUNG SABIHIN YUNG GUSTO NILANG KANDIDATO AY MAIIBA PAG MAY GUSTONG TURAAN SILA.. IMBES NA TAMA ANG BINUTO NILA AY IBA ANG MAPIPILI NILANG BOTANTE…SIGURADO MARAMING DAYAAN NA NAMAN YAN….
    TINUTUTULAN KO PO ETONG POLL AUTOMATION NA ETO…ABS CBN Kayo ang Pag Asa ng Bayan sana mabago na ang sistema ng pinas para umasenso na tayo…. at makauwi na rin kami sa pinas…..

  6. Ma. Consolacion A. Matnao says:

    This is just a reaction to the most popular jingle of Sen. Manny Villar especially coming from my experience with many of the most vulnerable IP children in far flung villages in Mindanao. To me, IT IS BAD ENOUGH TO BOMBARD CHILDREN WITH UNTRUTHS. IT IS EVEN WORSE TO USE THEM IN PROCLAIMING UNTRUTHS. And it is even more painful to see it being done by no less than a candidate for the highest position in the land. Senator Manny Villar, SIR, as a developer, you know very well that not one person can end the poverty that we are now experiencing. Hearing from you, I have sincere doubts if you really understand what our brothers and sisters who are living in poverty are going through. You might say that the children are enjoying the jingle anyway… but exactly that is the more painful part of it. It is simply because they do not understand the real meaning and implications of what you have asked them to proclaim to the whole world. We who see its real meaning and implication have greater responsibility. For the sake of goodness, for the sake of the sanctity of the presidency as the venue for the highest leadership and heroism that any Filipino/Filipina could avail of through an honest and responsible election, SIR, PLEASE STOP USING THE POOR ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN.

  7. rey says:

    ……… SANA NGA LANG MAGBAGO NA ANG SISTEMA NG PAMAHALAAN PARA MAG KAROON N RIN NG PAGBABAGO BAWAT…… MAMAYAN … SANA RIN GHAWAN NG PARAAN ANG BAWAT SULIRANIN NA HINDI PA NAASUSULOSYUNAN,………… MARAMING PILIPINO SA LOOB AT LABAS NG BANSA ANG GUSTONG MAG KAROON NG PAGKAKATAONG MAG KAHANAP BUHAY SA SARILING BANSA MISMO… KAYA SANA BIGYAN PANSIN NAMAN NGAUN NG SUSUNOD NA{♥ UUPO♥} BILANG ULO NG PILIPINAS………… KUNG SINO KAMAN SANA ….. DUMATING KANA…… MTGAL N KAMING NAGHIHINTAY NG M,ALAKING PAGBABAGO SA ATING SIOSTEMA … SANA………… ITO NA ANG MAG HAHATID SAATIN TUNGO SA KAUNLARAN AT KAPAYAPAAN…………. WE LOVE YOU.. AND GOD BLESS…… GUD LUCK.. SA MAUUPO AT SA BAWAT PILIPINO.

  8. BOTOLAN CONCERN CETEZENS says:

    MAGANDANG GABI PO PAKICHECK NGA PO D2 SA LUGAR NAMEN SA BOTOLAN ZAMBALES TALAMAK PO ANG VOTE BUYING D2 LALO NA SA POSITION NG MAYOR, GOVERNOR, AT CONGRESSMAN

  9. BOTOLAN CONCERN CETEZENS says:

    BALIKBAYAN PO AKO AT NAKITA KO KUNG PAANO KABULOK ANG SISTEMA NG BOTOHAN DITO SA BOTOLAN ZAMBALES ANG MAYOR DITO THE WIFE IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR MERON SILANG SINASABI NA STUB SUMAMA AKO SA MGA GRUPO NG TAO PARA MAG USYUSO NAKITA NG DALAWANG MATA KO ANG PAMIMIGAY NG PERA IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR VOTES P1,500.FOR EACH VOTER 500 FOR MAYOR FOR 500 GOVERNOR AND 500 FOR CONGRESSMAN THEY JUST STOP FOR PEOPLE ARE GETTING WILD COME AND CHECK THEY ALSO HAVE YUNG MGA NABUBULOK NA RELIEF GOODS LIKE SACKS OF RICE THEY HOLDING IT FOR ELECTIONS NOW THEY START RELEASING IT PLASE KINDLY CHECK THIS BY THE WAY ROGER YAP IS THE MAYOR AND NERMA YAP IS THE WIFE RUNNING FOR MAYOR.

  10. raffy says:

    my coment lang po ako.unahin nila po ung probs ntin d2 sa pilipinas.
    1.yong mga terrorista ,lahat ng mga rebelde d2 sa pinas dapat wla na yan 2.yong mga druglord dito na mga dayuhan na may mga pagawaan ng droga dapat ibitay din yan.wlang pipiliin .ang mga pinoy nga binibitay na parang mga hayop ,ganon din ang gawin sa kanila para di pamarisan. 3.mga dayuhan madaling nakakapasok sa pinas .na di nman sinisita ng mga batas.dapat hinuhuli yan .

  11. Andy Delima says:

    sana po makita ko si kuya ted failon in prson.

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