bugtaw, umpaw (Vote Responsibly Street Jam Campaign)

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one."

— John Lennon

Objective: to encourage responsible voting especially among the youth for the Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

With a guitar and a percussion box, we walked the streets of Poblacion, Barotac Viejo, stayed in some corners and sing songs to call attention and to give away our leaflets. We also went to the usual hang-out places of the youngsters like billiard halls and internet cafes. We explained to them the value of voting responsibly and how it affects the function of the SK...the realization of the youth's significance in the polity.

This is another activity which shows that with creativity, sending the message across is more effective. Campaigning can be done in cool ways--- hitting a serious purpose.

Truth be told, our organization was born due to the unsatisfactory performance of the SK in our town and everywhere else in the country. Come to think about it, it's a great venue to empower the youth. BUT what is happening? THEY build waiting shades and landmarks instead of building the youth.

Is it because big TRAPOs intervene and make the SK a playground of their political filth? Is it because the young ones are much interested in updating their Facebook rather than participating in socio-political activities?


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