NDMU’s response to Ondoy’s fury and election 2010

Last october 1, 2009 the Ssocial Science Department of the College of Liberal Arts, the  Supreme Student Council and the Campus Ministry /Relegious Education department  partnered with ABS CBN and COMELEC.  The registration of  new voters was handled by  the COMELEC to give students the opportunity to vote for the coming election.  Surprisingly, a good number of first time voters were recorded.  DSC01005

Simultaneous to the registration is  the symposium organized by the College of Liberal Arts and SSG.  Speakers shared their inputs on issues confronting the Philippines.  Mr. Julius Ubas, professor of  History  explained the election trend  in the Philippines.  He said that based on given statistics after the 1992 election , candidates never won the majority vote since the votes were distributed among various candidates running for the same office.  A winning President only got what he calls the plurarity votes and not the majority votes.DSC01011

Atty. Tanjili, also an alumni spoke about Election rules that guides the candidates running for a particular position.   DSC01019The News Manager for ABS CBN encouraged students to be vigilant to protect their votes. The symposium also launched the Boto Mo I Patrol mo-Ako and Simula!  around 400 plus students including faculty, non teaching personnel and administrators registered to a Patroler. 

The Campus Ministry and Religious Education Department was able to turn over to ABS CBN Sagip Kapamilya the amount collected from the donations made by students and personnel.