#BumotoKa Campaign

With the shared vision of educating and providing verifiable information to voters about the candidates for the 2022 Philippine elections, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), has partnered with Vote Pilipinas to effectively and efficiently disseminate voter information through a series of multi-platform approaches and activities.

Having completed the first phase of its project, #MagparehistroKa, with the registration of 7.9 million new voters as of October 31, 2021, Vote Pilipinas proceeded to the second phase – encouraging registered voters to get to know, assess and select the candidates they wish to represent them in government.

The #BumotoKa campaign was comprised of the Candidate Profile Dashboard, a user-friendly one-stop digital resource for factual and verified information about the national elections, information about candidates running for president, vice president, senator, as well as profiles of the party-list organizations. Another activation was for this phase was the #BumotoKa Webinar Series, an online effort to highlight social issues surrounding Philippine society.

Each webinar featured leading experts and representatives from sectors such as Education, Livelihood, Gender, Justice, Environment and more wherein the discussions were focused on what the elections meant for their sector and encouraged people to make informed decisions about their chosen candidates. Third is the #BumotoKa Caravans, which aimed to spread specific voter information on: a) why we vote; b) how to vote; and c) who (positions) to vote for.

COMELEC expected to have the highest recorded voter turnout for the 2022 polls.
COMELEC x Vote Pilipinas MOA Signing

Vote Pilipinas extends its partnership with COMELEC for the 2022 National and Local Elections’ voter information campaign through the MOA signing ceremony held at the Roma Salon in Manila Hotel.

The MOA Signing was headed by COMELEC’s Acting Chairman, Hon. Socorro Inting. Commissioner Aimee Ferolino, and Spokesperson and Director IV for Education and Information Department of COMELEC, James Jimenez also took part in the ceremony. Representing Vote Pilipinas was CEO of Impact Hub and Founder of Vote Pilipinas, Ces Rondario, together with Vote Pilipinas’ Tech Lead, Lawrz Libo-on.

#BumotoKa Campaign Launch

#BumotoKa Campaign Launch was held on February 28, 2022. During this online event, Vote Pilipinas introduced its plans for the 2nd phase of its campaign, where the aim is to provide platforms for voters to be more informed about the candidates and the 2022 National and Local Elections.

The Candidate Profile Dashboard also went live on the same day, and it was during the launch that the media and audience was given a walk-through of the different features of the dashboard, particularly for the profiles of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.

#BumotoKa Webinar Series
Total audience participants: 3,000+
Total online reach: 30,000+

Part of the goals of Vote Pilipinas, aside from informing and educating voters, is to also encourage them to engage in the elections through the issues or topics that matter to them. Through the #BumotoKa Webinar series, Vote Pilipinas launched 11 online forums to provide an avenue to discuss and discourse online.

Each webinar tackled a pressing societal issue in the Philippines to help increase voters' knowledge and encourage them to vote in the coming May 9, 2022 elections. The theme of each webinar is as follows:

Kamalayan (Awareness)
Kahandaan (Preparedness)
Kaunlaran (Progress)
Katarungan (Justice)
Kababaihan (Women)
Kakilanlan (Identity)
Kabuhayan (Livelihood)
Kalusugan (Health)
Kabataan (Youth)

#BumotoKa Para Sa Kaayusan Webinar tackles why it's important to engage in the national elections and how you can arm yourself against disinformation!

Having "kaayusan" or good governance means that state officials and public institutions make the best use of the country's resources while producing results that meet the needs of the Filipino people. Voting for excellent leaders and keeping yourself well-informed will help in creating an effective government. Your vote is our future.

March 16, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Audience size: 2,706

Through the expertise of Out of the Box Media Literacy Initiative’s Co-founder, Marlon Nombrado, this webinar was able to discuss what misinformation is, how misinformation and fake news can ultimately disrupt the perception of Filipinos, especially on social media.

March 25, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Audience size: 3,396

This webinar focused on the topic of preparedness, resilience and mitigation. One of the most common challenges that the Philippines face several times a year are the natural catastrophes.

Speakers: We invited Anna Katrina Aspuria, Head of the Development Programs and Innovation Unit of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and Gail Guianlao-Billones, Board Member and part-time trainor at the Balik Kalipay Center for Psychosocial Response to discuss what we’ve learned during the pandemic, LGU’s role in disaster management, and how to incorporate the indigenous peoples in the disaster programs.

April 1, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Audience size: 2,738

Kaunlaran focuses on good governance. During this webinar we discussed what traits public servants voted into the positions must possess in order to serve the public well and not be fazed by difficult challenges.

Our speakers included Ma. Remedios Mapa-Suplido, Chairperson of International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance, Dexter Yang of GoodGov PH, and Usec. Jonathan Malaya of Department of Interior and Local Government.

April 1, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Audience size: 3,020

The webinar on Kapayapaan or Peace tackles the security issues and conflicts in our country, and even in the international sphere.

Guest speakers during this event were Arizza Nocum, Co-founder and President of KRIS Philippines, and Samantha Lumang, Youth for Peace Ambassador for Teach Peace Build Peace Movement.

April 8, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Audience size: 3,731

In this webinar we discussed the concept of justice in the Philippine setting, political climate and society. This is in acknowledgement that progress is feasible as long as a country prioritizes social justice and is devoted to equity.

However, we can only attain justice if we have just people governing us. Experts who helped us unpack this topic were Jal Disomimbal, the Sector Head for Indigineous Peoples of the Office of the Vulnerable Sector of the COMELEC, and Jerrick Go, who is the Chief of the Education and Training Division of the Human Rights Education and Promotion Office of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.

April 8, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Audience size: 2,270

In this webinar, we focused on women’s rights, to learn how we can protect the women in our country, the opportunities available to Filipinas, and the barriers and challenges Filipino women face as they try to achieve equality.

Among our speakers for this episode are Carmen Lopez, the Chief Empowerment Officer of HerStore.Asia, and Maryka Exconde, an advocate at WiTech Philippines.

April 13, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Audience size: 2,738

Our partners from LGBT Philippine Chamber of Commerce co-produced this webinar to explain more about the current experiences of the LGBT Community and how the upcoming elections will affect the progress that the LGBT community has made thus far for the betterment of equality for all.

Atty. Felipe Joaquin A. Reyes III, the director of the Philippine LGBT Bar Association was the guest speaker for this event.

April 13, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Audience size: 2,715

This webinar focuses on various discussions regarding entrepreneurship, especially its effects in the economy. With the expertise of Kevin Dela Cruz, PhilDev Foundation’s Entrepreneurship and Incubation Manager, and Bienvenido Oplas Jr., Minimal Government Thinkers’ President, the audience was able to understand the importance of the need of entrepreneurship and business activities for the development and growth of the Philippine economy.

April 18, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Audience size: 3,309

In this webinar we discussed the health sector in the Philippines. Topics discussed ranged on the current activities of the government for the health sector during a global pandemic, to the new practices for mental health and wellbeing, and even the current actions that we can do for public health.

The speakers were Comm. Dexter Galban, the Commissioner on population and development of NEDA, Dr. Beverly Ho, Director for Health Promotion Bureau of the Department of Health, Dr. Via Roderos, the COO of Alaga Health, and Alyannah Lagasca, Chairperson for the Youth for Mental Health Coalition.

April 18, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Audience size: 3,009

The webinar focused on Kabataan or youth is in partnership with the Online SDG Youth Action Forum. During this webinar, which is aimed at reaching the youth and new voters, we discussed what makes a wise voter, what schools can do to encourage participation, and how to go about conversing with people who have different political beliefs and opinions.

Guest speakers for this event are Sobina Yu, founder of an NGO called Hiraya Manawari, James Alonza - Deputy Curator for Opportunities and Partnerships of the Online SDG Youth Action Forum, and Cedric James Pulga, Technical Writer and Researcher from the Office of the Mayor, San Vicente, Palawan.

April 22, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Audience size: 3,917
#BumotoKa Caravans

The #BumotoKa Caravans’ aim was to spread voter information on why we vote - importance of voting/why your one vote matters, how we vote - getting to know the ballot, ballot shading, voter experience, and who to vote for - what positions to vote for, and what to look for in candidates.

COMELEC representatives joined Vote Pilipinas in touring different cities nationwide to provide the Vote Counting Machine demo during the caravans. The brought mock ballots and showed how the voting was done and how ballots are processed during election day. They also shared important reminders and protocols that needed to be followed come election day.

Tagum City,
Davao del Norte
Panabo City,
Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
San Fernando,
Cebu City
Iloilo City
Bacolod City
Tacloban, Leyte
#BumotoKa Partnerships
Vote Pilipinas has partnered with local youth organizations to help bring in participants in the localities, and a partnership with Robinsons Malls, Go Hotels, and AirAsia also made it possible to hold the caravans in different locations nationwide.

Vote Pilipinas sealed a partnership with Robinsons Malls as the official mall partner of the organization on April 12, 2022. Robinsons Malls committed to providing various mall locations all over the Philippines so that the #BumotoKa Caravans may be activated in their own malls.

Through the partnership with Robinsons, Vote Pilipinas was also able to tap Go Hotels to provide accommodation during the #BumotoKa Caravans.

AirAsia and Vote Pilipinas signed and forged the agreement on March 30, 2022 at NAIA Terminal 3, The Redpoint AirAsia Office.

AirAsia Philippines served as Vote Pilipinas’ airline partner and communications partner, broadcasting the series of voter education webinars and Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates to more than 12 million followers of the AirAsia Super App Facebook page.

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Vote Pilipinas is the official voter information campaign partner of the Commission on Elections.
Vote Pilipinas is a non-profit, non-partisan online and offline information campaign. In 2021, we helped mobilize Filipinos to register to vote. This 2022, we enabled all registered Filipinos to vote in the May 9 National and Local Elections.