Young professional org in Puerto Princesa launches “Boto ko Sagrado!”

March 19, 2013 11:38 pm 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 19 — In an effort to participate in a sensible election in May for leaders who deserve to be in public service, the JCI Palawan Region in this city recently launched the “Boto ko Sagrado!” campaign to encourage young people to choose their candidates wisely.

On Sunday, the JCI Palawan Region composed of four local organizations: JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock, Inc., Oil, Kiao and Narra Grains, implemented the launching with a motorcade around the city lead by Regional Vice President Susanne Lacson, who is a lawyer.

Lacson told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the JCI Philippines, Inc., the mother organization of the regional chapter, wishes its 6,000-strong membership nationwide to help other young professionals in the country use their votes wisely on candidates who are worthy to serve them.

“Young professionals like us have a lot of say if they want their voice to be heard. Boto ko Sagrado was not launched to favor any politician; this is independent, and this is to encourage them to hold their votes sacred and only give it to the candidate whom they think deserves to be in the position,” Lacson said.

She added that under the project, the JCI Palawan Region will begin engaging in voter’s education for the young people with key messages on “not selling votes just because of utang na loob, to vote according to their conscience, and not to sell their votes.”

Lacson also stressed that they are willing to work with other non-government organizations (NGOs) that has the same goal to educate the public in order to ensure an election that will deliver deserving leaders.

“We are very much willing to work with other NGOs, and we also want to stress that we will not be coming out with a list of candidates for voters to consider. Our primary purpose is to educate the young people to exercise their rights to vote, and use them intelligently,” Lacson furthered.(PNA)



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