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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 ...
F Files: The truth about exit polls

F Files: The truth about exit polls

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  In this episode, The Flame explains the legality and ethics of conducting "exit polls." As overseas Filipinos began voting last April 10, many online posts claimed presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as the candidate to have received the highest vote based on the exit polls. However, the Commission on Elections warned that these numbers are not yet the official count. Are exit polls legal and ethical? Like us on Facebook (The Flame) and follow us on Twitter (@abtheflame)