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The Rundown 2013, a youth-oriented senate elections forum #juanvote

Blog Watch covered the The Rundown 2013 which was organized by the UP Economics Society on February 7 at the GA Toyota Asian Center , UP Diliman Campus. As the social media partner, Blog Watch streamed and live tweeted via #juanvote hashtag . Smart Communications as co-presentor worked with Blog Watch to deliver the live streaming coverage.

Here is the recorded video from livestream (start at the 25 mark)

The Rundown 2013 is a student-created, student-oriented senate elections forum. In partnership with around 50 student organizations from the biggest universities and colleges around Metro Manila, The Rundown is a senate elections forum that strives to inform and educate young Filipino voters about the senate elections candidates. It aims to provide a thorough analysis of each of the candidate’s plans, platforms and stand on pertinent issues affecting the country today.

Being a student-oriented forum, The Rundown 2013 provided an interactive platform where students voiced out their issues and concerns addressed to the senatorial candidates. Its primary goal is to help the youth, a strong and growing segment of the Filipino electorate, be well-equipped with the right information in order to have an educated choice in the coming 2013 elections.

Program Flow:
4:30: Registration
5:15: Singing of the National Anthem
5:20: Entrance of hosts
5:25: Opening Remarks by UP President Alfredo Pascual
5:40: Introduction of candidates
5:50: Speech of the candidates
6:35: Questions and Answer from the Panelists
7:35: Open Forum
8:00: Presentation of tokens to the candidates
8:15: Closing Remarks by Beatriz Bayudan

The Senators who came to the forum are the following with the following twitter accounts

Bam Aquino- @bamaquino
Sonny Angara @sonnyangara
Antonio Trillanes @TrillanesSonny
Risa Hontiveros @risahontiveros
Eduardo Villanueva @Bro_Eddie
Jv Ejercito @jvejercito
JC Delos Reyes @jc_delosreyes
Lito David @LitoYapDavid
Christian Seneres @sonnyangara
Baldomero Falcone
Greco Belgica
Ernesto Maceda @senmaceda
Mitos Magsaysay @mitosmagsaysay
Grace Poe @GracePoe2013


Carlos Celdran (controversial issues)
Stella Quimbo (health)
Gang Badoy (education)
Heart Dino (youth, student council chairperson of UP)
Inday Varona (media, ANC)


Philippine Daily Inquirer
Business World


Smart Communications
Globe Telecommunications
Moonleaf Tea Shop
Del Monte Fit n Right
N Shop Philippines Corporation
Gorilla Trading
Orange Segment

Here are curated tweets:

Thanks to Smart Communications for the internet connection.



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