0 Voters Education Caravan in CIT successfully conducted

Just this morning in the CIT Auditorium spearheaded by the CIT-SSG and COMELEC together with Smartmatic and in cooperation with PoliticalArena.Com, a Voters Education Caravan was held in order to educate the students of CIT on the automated elections in 2010.

Hosted by CIT-SSG officers Ronnell Padillo and Jay Ann Clamohoy, the event was graced by Technologians who were curious on how they will be voting. Most of them are first-time voters.

CIT-SSG President Billy Jee V. Belenson delivered his opening remarks to the audience and cited the importance of the event.

CIT-SSG Secretary-General Kevin Ray Chua spoke about why the youth vote matters in the upcoming elections. He stressed about the importance of the role that the youth will be crucial in making a good choice in 2010. He also elaborated on what's at stake for the youth if they don't participate.

Racquel Cagurangan, General Manager of PoliticalArena.Com discussed about the role of the new media in the elections. She also did a survey among the students wherein most of them were found out to be spending more time on Facebook than on Friendster.

Maan Tolentino was talking about the statistics on the new media being used by the youth. It can be observed that these tools can be utilized by the youth in order to make a change in their own simple way. She also promoted IbaNaNgayon.Ph and BagongBotante.Ph as the COMELEC's arm on informing the people online.

Alex Villacrucis, Election Officer of Borbon, Cebu was the one who did the demo of the PCOS machine. The demo machine that was used in CIT was brand new and CIT was the first to use the demo machine for Cebu. He also explained the election and voting guidelines to the students.

Blogger Azrael Coladilla was also in the there to cover the event and he was able to record the videos below. Check it out!



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