Rex Education and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) have partnered together to help educate voters about the values to look for in the country’s next leaders.
“How the Philippines will come out of this pandemic and handle the impending global economic recession will depend on the next 6 years. This is why it is crucial that the leaders we will elect in the upcoming May 9 elections share the heart of the Filipino people and possess the values to stand for and serve our country. We have to choose well and vote for someone who is truly Maka-Pilipinas,” said Rex Education CEO Don Timothy Buhain.
PPCRV earlier launched its Maka-Pilipinas voters education program that emphasized the values that make a true Filipino leader: maka-Diyos (faithful to God), maka-tao (respects life and people), maka-bayan (patriotic), at maka-kalikasan (environmentally concerned).
“We believe that through the living and the sharing of these basic values – not only by ourselves, but especially by our candidates – can our national vision of improving moral standards in government and in society be achieved,” said PPCRV Chair Myla Villanueva.
For Buhain, every Filipino is part of the solution.
“Voter’s education starts at home, where values are introduced and cultivated in our families. Under REX’s Edukampyon campaign, we want to give every Filipino learner an opportunity to have a good education, stable well-being, and a future where they can be their best selves,” Buhain said.
“To do that, we must have the support of government leaders who value the same things, after our own hearts, and care just as much for the development of our learners,” he added.
To serve as a reminder to choose with discernment and vote responsibly this coming election, PPCRV created a Maka-Pilipinas comics that promotes the 16 good citizenship values.
A line from the comics reads: “Your vote is your hope. Your vote is your prayer. Vote wisely.”
The Maka-Pilipinas comics in English can be read through the PPCRV Facebook page. Printed copies of the comics were also sponsored by Rex Education and distributed to various schools and communities.