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How ‘detached’ #Halalan2022 reportage clouds voter decision-making

Media coverage on #Halalan2022 has been focused on numbers and personalities. Whether this emphasis has helped or harmed political discourse remains a question.

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Voter responsibility, engagement highlighted in AdvocaSERIES: On National Elections

EXCEL2022 launched a three-episode podcast concerning the upcoming May National and Local Elections titled AdvocaSERIES: On National Elections, aimed at fostering a healthy political discourse toward choosing the next leaders of the country. Released weekly from March 25 to April 8, the three sessions were titled, Halaga Ng Boto Mo, Ano Nga Ba Ang De-Kalidad…

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Senate seeks further child protection by raising age of sexual consent

The Philippines currently has the lowest age of consent in Southeast Asia—but now, this could change.

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From White Russians to Afghan nationals: Delving into the Philippines’ refugee policy

With the arrival of Afghan refugees in the Philippines, the country finds its refugee policy still needing refinement.

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Electoral challenges explored in ‘Democracy Goes On’ virtual townhall

Hosted by international research organization Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi), a townhall discussion held last October 26 via Zoom titled Democracy Goes On: Upholding a Safe, Free, and Credible 2022 Elections in the New Normal featured panelists who spoke about voter literacy and safety amid widespread disinformation and the COVID-19 health emergency.  Voter safety  With the…

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LA approves Student Census institutionalization, rejects proposed USG office hours

In their session last September 3, the Legislative Assembly (LA) led by BLAZE2021 LA Representative Sophia Beltrano, who temporarily took on the role of Chief Legislator Officer in Charge, approved the establishment of the Student Census. Meanwhile, a proposal for USG office hours, which was tabled in a previous session, was overruled.  USG office hours…

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1Sambayan youth reps discuss election plans, reaffirm position in presscon

1Sambayan student-led coalition representatives from La Salle and Ateneo schools, along with Former Associate Justice and 1Sambayan convener Antonio Carpio, held a press conference last August 18 on Zoom to bare their plans to educate and mobilize the youth for the upcoming 2022 national elections.  Addressing ‘elite’ reputation In her opening remarks, Ateneans for 1Sambayan…