DevCom students to stage election advocacy concert-A A +A
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A GROUP of Communication Media and Society (DC6) students will stage a free concert at the Lim Ket Kai Rotunda on March 2 in connection with the May elections.
The concert, dubbed “Vote or Die Trying,” is a collaboration of the students with the Development Communication Department, Kagayanon for Good Governance and Kagayanon for Good Governance-Youth. It is an advocacy of the students to raise awareness for clean and honest elections through a display of musical talent.
“Young students will showcase their talents in the hope to raise the people's awareness in the significance of voting and to inform the public with reputes to the different problems the country is facing,” said Nicole Montesines, DC6 student and head of the Performers committee.
The concert’s title “Vote or Die Trying” explains how voting plays a crucial role in the society and if people won’t be able to do such, they actually go with the flow while all their hopes and dreams for the country perished.
The concert will showcase 12 original song compositions made by the students.
The songs feature various themes such as poverty, environmental protection, education, gender equality and good governance.
As the national and local elections is set on May 13, the DC6 students recognize the necessity for a strong campaign to address election-related challenges like why people need to vote and why they must respond to the prevalent societal issues that greatly affect the nation.
“Our votes will determine the lives we shall live for the next years,” said Mr. Evans Yonson, assistant professor of Communication Media and Society.
The students are aware of how the Filipino voters have an important role to achieve better and successful elections and continue upholding Filipino values.
“The role of ‘Vote or Die Trying’ this 2013 elections is worthy of change. The staff and the crew are keeping the purpose of informing the people of the desired development not only in our city but also in our country. We aim to inform people how important voting is, the exercise subdues injustices. The concert centers on the importance of voting, as voting leads to change that elicits justice,” said Jamaica Maraguinot, person-in-charge of the concert. (Micka Angela Victoria B. Virtudazo)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 24, 2013.