Abra starts voters' education in schools
Bangued, Abra (13 February) -- The Commission on Elections and the Philippine Information Agency in Abra have started to work together in the conduct of Voters' Education in the schools in the province.
This week, the team went to the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) in Bangued on invitation of the office of the Guidance Services headed by Ms. Michelle Alzate, and the student government chaired by Jonathan Zales.
The theme of the voters' education in ASIST is, "I am the Future…Right Here, Right Now: The Abrenian Youth's Right to Vote."
PIA discussed the role of the youth in the electoral process and invited the students to join the Botosko, Dayawko Bantayak Program of the Abra Community Journalists and Correspondents Club.
The COMELEC team headed by Eric Basa presented the automation process so that the students may know what to expect and how to help their family members and neighbors who, like all of them, are first time voters under the automation system.
The voters' education is part of ASIST-Bangued's celebration of the Student Week. Other activities included a trade fair, Academic Olympics, and a film viewing of the movie titled Padre de Pamilya.
Other schools are now on deck for the series of voters' education. (PIA) [top]