[PRESS RELEASE] We The 56%: An Online Forum on Youth’s Power in the 2022 National Elections

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[PRESS RELEASE] We The 56%: An Online Forum on Youth’s Power in the 2022 National Elections

The youth from all over the country will come together in solidarity to discuss the youth agenda through the Youth Power Forum titled We The 56%: A Forum on Filipino Youth Power in the May 2022 Philippine National Elections on March 26, 2022, Saturday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM via Facebook Live. This forum is organized by DAKILA and FilDocs (Filipino Documentary Society) through Dokyu Power, a movement and platform to create meaningful political discourse using some of the world’s most celebrated documentaries.

According to COMELEC’s February 8, 2022 data, 56% of the country’s voting population comprises youth, which will play a massive role in deciding the next Philippine leaders on May 9, 2022. A total of 37,015,901 falls under the youth’s age bracket.

“The youth of today have on their hands a great responsibility to change the course of our future in the upcoming Philippine national elections,” DAKILA Organizing Director Jun Sabayton said.

The said forum shall also serve as the youth’s jump-off point for a voter’s empowerment campaign to reach out to their fellow youth in campaigning for human rights and democratic platform agenda. Guest speakers include Mr. James Jimenez, Spokesperson of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and Ms. Myla Villanueva, National President of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV); with journalist Jeff Canoy and filmmaker Antoinette Jadaone as moderators.

“This year, we will witness the power of youth takeover and prove that we can elect leaders we truly deserve with enough participation from the youth,” Sabayton added.

Along with the Youth Power Forum, Dokyu Power will be having its weekend premiere of the award-winning film The Silence of Others by filmmakers Almudena Carrucedo and Robert Bahar. The film reveals the struggle of victims of these, and other crimes, from General Franco’s 40-year dictatorship in Spain, whose perpetrators have enjoyed impunity for decades due to a 1977 amnesty law.

Interested audiences may register to the forum through this link: bit.ly/YouthPower56.

For updates, log on to DAKILA’s Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/dakila.philippines.

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DAKILA is a group of artists, students, and individuals committed to working together to creatively spark social consciousness formation towards social change.
Learn more at DAKILA.org.ph

FilDocs (Filipino Documentary Society) is a non-profit organization that supports the creation of documentary films in the Philippines through various film activities in the development, production, distribution and exhibition of films locally and internationally, by creating partnerships and collaborations with individuals, institutions and companies that share parallel objectives and values.

FOR INQUIRIES:

Floyd Scott Tiogangco | info@dakila.org.ph | +639275468190

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