Philippines National and Local Election for 2013 is set on Monday, May 13 and again each Filipino will entrust their power to candidates whom they see fit to govern. Each Filipino hopes that their vote will lead to better governance, efficient services and program that will improve their living condition.
This election is the 2nd automated election in the country and many voters still are not are on the process of voting. As a response, people’s councils in the 27 barangays of Naga and the municipalities of Bula, Pili, Gainza, Canaman, Magarao and Bombon made a concerted effort to inform the public on the step by step process trough installations of guide for voting (Giya sa Pagboto) posters in their communities. Said effort was in coordination with the National Movement for Free Election (NAMFREL) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsile Voting (PPCRV). Both groups are the recognized citizen’s arm group of the Commission on Election (COMELEC) in the conduct of election. The project is supported by the Naga City People’s Council under the project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). The Barangay Councils of the City of Naga aslo extended their support to their respective people’s council on the said project.
The guide hopes to educate the voters on the step by step process of casting their votes and also reminders before voting. The poster is 4 feet by 6 feet printed in tarpaulin and installed in strategic places in their localities particularly in plazas or multi-purpose courts and churches. A day before the election, the posters will be moved to the polling places for easier access of the voters.