Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Top Bands and Artist rocks for change with ABS-CBN's Boto Patrollers

The country’s top artists jam with the country’s most active youth today in the first ever grand eyeball-concert of ABS-CBN’s army of boto patrollers in “Ako ang Simula: Himig ng Pagbabago” on Friday (Feb 19), 6 PM, at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) parade grounds and athletic field.

Musical performers Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Barbie Almalbis, Moonstar88, Rocksteddy, Bituin Escalante, Bayang Barrios, Kjwan, Pochoy, Peryodiko, Astro Juan, Julianne, and many more will take the lead and rock it out for change together with ABS-CBN respected anchors and reporters.

This concert is part of ABS-CBN nationwide election campaign “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula” which encourages the youth to take an active role in the society and begin the change they want to see in the country.

ABS-CBN will give away free tickets to boto patrollers and to those who will register to become boto patrollers this week. For existing Boto patrollers, you can claim your tickets from Monday (Feb 15) to Thursday (Feb 18), 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Center Road of ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City or on Friday (Feb 19) in UST. Please bring one valid ID picture. Those who would like to become a boto patrollers, just register on the said dates and venues to get two free tickets.

On the same night, ABS-CBN will formally launch its Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo microsite that will make it more convenient for Filipinos to file their reports online with its especially customized user-interface.

Since the start of the campaign last year, BMPM has encouraged the youth to take an active role in the election period by registering to vote. Now, BMPM challenges the youth to take steps and begin the change they want to see in our country.

Currently, there are more than 60,000 boto patrollers who heeded the call for action and used their mobile phones and the internet to patrol and report cases of anomalies and wrongdoings.

Some of the most compelling stories aired on television actually came from boto patrollers like the burning of a poll precinct in Batangas which claimed the lives of two teachers, and the first photo of the Maguindanao massacre to be aired on public which was taken only minutes after the gruesome crime occurred.

For more information on “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula” just log-on to o sa Watch the primetime airing of the concert this Sunday (Feb 21), 10PM, in “Sunday’s Best” on ABS-CBN.

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