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Artlets Batch ‘69 pushes for competency in election project

Artlets Batch ‘69 pushes for competency in election project

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By MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM (The Flame) and EDUELLE JAN T. MACABABBAD (The Varsitarian) FACULTY OF Arts and Letters (AB) Batch ‘69 alumni have launched a project, aiming to educate the youth on having a critical vote in the upcoming general elections through competency-based assessment tools. The Intelligent Youth Vote (IYV) founders, Tita Puangco, Eyra Umali, and Erlie Lopez, believe that Filipinos’ voting attitude lacks critical thinking in assessing the candidates’ competence in leading the nation, saying that voters pattern their decision on surveys, command of their community.  “‘Yung discernment process should be based on competency and not kung gwapo ‘yung kandidato or nagbibigay ng pera or kung siya ay popular. We feel competency should be the basis for voting a person into ...