/ 30 January 2022

ONE hundred days before the May 9 national elections, Education Nation launched the BET (Boto sa Edukasyon at Trabaho) sa Balota, a voters’ guide to candidates stance on the state of education in the country.

BET sa Balota aims to inform the public about the candidates’ initiatives, stances, and platforms specific to improve the quality of education for all Filipinos.

Candidates will be evaluated based on the 10-point education agenda of Education Nation, a coalition of organizations and individuals that aims to elect leaders who will put quality education for all at the heart of the government’s development agenda.

Posts of BET sa Balota are expected on various social media channels between now and election day, where voters can see the stance of candidates about education, what they actually did, and the status of their promises.

For the next three months, EdukNaman’s social media pages will feature Ansabe?, Anyare?, Ano raw?, Ano na?, a series of presidential and senatorial candidates’ past pronouncements and actions, assessment of their education commitments, stances, and plans or the lack thereof, and monthly progress reports on education issues.

For Ansabe? series, the presidential candidates’ baseline scorecards will be posted on the following dates: January 29 (Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr.), January 30, (Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso), January 31 (Maria Leonora ‘Leni’ Robredo), February 1, (Leody ‘Ka Leody’ De Guzman), February 2 (Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao), and February 3(Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson).

Anyare? and Ano raw? commence on February 7 (every Monday) and February 9 (every Wednesday and Friday), respectively, while the first monthly progress report for Ano na? shall be on February 28.