This is the additional tagline of ABS CBN’s awareness campaign “Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo” in TV Patrol that was launched yesterday. There were many activities yesterday to mark the countdown for 2010 National Election.
The success of Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo was during 2007 Election wherein the public reported the anomalies they encountered related to election. Concerned filipino voters participated by sending SMS and MMS their complaints. After verifying the received report, it will be aired and necessary actions were made.
I can’t remember when was “Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo” launched, if it was also launched a year before 2007 Election. Since the campaign is reborn, now tagged as “Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo: Ako Ang Simula”, a campaign for public awareness, a campaign to guard our votes.
The first campaign was a success based on the numbers of complaints received but still cheating happened. Remember, Hello Garci? Although it happened in 2004 when there was no “Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo”, the same idea of “dagdag bawas” happened in local government election.
I have high hopes for a better nation, for change. I even setup 2010 Election blog.