Together with over 50 organizations including various government agencies, private institutions, and schools, STI officially reaffirmed its commitment with ABS-CBN in delivering stronger coverage of the HALALAN 2022 during the virtual covenant signing on January 17, 2022.
ABS-CBN Integrated News Head Ging Reyes explained the importance of the participation of STI and other organizations in this year’s election campaign.
Reyes further detailed that the partnership advocates towards presenting every Filipino voter with credible information about the candidates through special media coverage and fact-checking to fight disinformation in different platforms. These efforts are fashioned to push them in carefully choosing the right candidate to lead the country.
“I have no doubt that we as partners can work together not only to deliver election-related news and fight disinformation but to encourage discussions on relevant issues and empower Filipinos to make their choices on election day,” she added.
Cultivating the youth for nation-building
In the previous election years, STI student volunteers underwent trainings and workshops in citizen journalism led by ABS-CBN’s distinguished journalists and were assigned as key content aggregators during the election day. These participants were entrusted to monitor and verify incoming reports through various media platforms.
Since 1998, STI has collaborated with the media company in its advocacy to empower young voters in meticulously selecting the rightful leaders. Now that the partnership is in its 9th year, STI continues to promote and educate students to be responsible citizens by actively participating in talks about social issues, being consciously aware of socio-economic matters, and getting involved in nation-building.
STI has also started its efforts in educating the students on topics such as voter’s education, fact-checking, election reporting, and citizen journalism through ongoing webinars with Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo (BMPM).