“Lakas Botante”: UP launches voter education series for young voters

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office


“Lakas Botante 2022” is a series of short videos featuring UP faculty members sharing their views on crucial election concerns. The short clips aim to provide students, especially newly registered voters, with practical information they can use to initiate meaningful discussions with their peers.

These videos on various social issues and topics are facilitated by Ms. Yani Villarosa of UP Los Baños and Mr. Andrew Ronquillo of UP Diliman.

The multi-part “Lakas Botante” series is created by the UP Office Student Development Services in partnership with the Office of the Student Regent, the UP Media and Public Relations Office, and the UP NSTP.

Know more about Lakas Botante and the other voter education programs of the University by reading about the Hirang ng Bayan voter education initiatives.


Lakas Botante: Responsibilidad ng Nahalal

What should one expect from an elected president and vice president?

Dennis Quilala, University of the Philippines (UP) Assistant Professor and National Service Training Program (NSTP) Director, gives some pointers on the responsibilities of elected officials in this short video, “Responsibilidad ng Nahalal.”


Lakas Botante: Fake News at Fact-checking

What is importance of fact-checking when it comes to voting?

University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Associate Dean, Prof. Rachel Khan, DPA, shares what fact-checking is and why it is important in this short video, “Fake News at Fact Checking.”


Lakas Botante: Climate Change at Kahandaan

Ano ba ang climate change? May kinalaman ba ito sa mga sakunang nararanasan natin ngayon? Kailangan na bang pag-usapan ito?

Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Executive Director of the University of the Philippines (UP) Resilience Institute, will give his insights about climate change and disaster preparedness as critical electoral issues.


Lakas Botante: Kalusugan at Lipunan

Bakit mahalagang pag-usapan ang kalusugan ngayong halalan? Anu-ano ang dapat pagtuunan ng pansin upang manatiling malusog ang sambayanan?

Assistant Professor Kristine Joy Tomanan, MCD, RN, of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, talks about health as a shared responsibility and an election issue critical to securing every Filipino’s safe and healthy future.


Lakas Botante: Edukasyon at Bayan

May dapat bang magbago sa sektor ng edukasyon? Ano ang dapat na prayoridad ng ating magiging pangulo upang matugunan ang hamon ng pagbabago?

University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman College of Education Dean Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D., talks about the changing education landscape and the need to vote for leaders who can help navigate the transformation of the education sector beyond the pandemic.


Lakas Botante: Ligtas na Pagboto

Paano ba ihanda ang sarili para sa ligtas at makabuluhang pagboto?

Andrew Ronquillo of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and Yani Villarosa of UP Los Baños walk through steps to prepare voters to participate in the upcoming 2022 national elections safely and responsibly on May 9.


Lakas Botante: Proseso ng Pagboto

Ano ba ang proceso ng pagboto?

For this last video of the series, Andrew Ronquillo of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and Yani Villarosa of UP Los Baños team up again to provide an overview of the electoral process for the May 9, 2022 election.