Taking the immense power of traditional media – print, tv, radio, cable - and combined it with new media – the Internet and mobile phone technology – to create the first instance globally where a news organization called on citizen journalists to come together to patrol their votes and push for clean elections.
"The idea for Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo was simple: get the people to care and to take action. It’s people power with new technology! If you see something wrong or something good, tell us about it. If you see someone trying to buy the votes, snap a picture on your cellphone and send it to us. If you see a town mayor using public vehicles for his campaign, shoot video with your cellphone and send it to us. If you see violence, tell us about it, and after a verification process, we will put it to air. Two months into the 4-month campaign, we received reports from the provinces that Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo helped level the playing field where incumbents were running after we ran a story with the cellphone picture of city resources used for campaigns. So cellphones became effective weapons!" - Maria A. Ressa, Head, ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs; Managing Director, ANC
Together with the rest of the Nation, SOCSKSARGEN will now have a first-hand account with BOTO MO. IPATROL MO, by joining its launching on June 12, 2009 at the Oval Plaza Gymnasium. Programs will start from 4:00 in the morning upto midnight with no less than Ms. CES OREÑA-DRILON
Here's a rundown of the PROGRAM:
PART I. STAFF CALL TIME FOR Umagang Kay Ganda LIVE
Host: CES ORENA-DRILON
- MSU KABPAPAGRIYA ENSEMBLE
- GENRYTHMIX BAND
- GUESTS: COMELEC XII
- NANAY DIONISIA PACQUIAO
- SKFED SARGEN AND POLOMOLOK
PART II. IN-HOUSE PROGRAM BY MOR DJS
PART III. DATELINE PHILIPPINES LIVE
Anchor: Chat Ansagay
PART IV . IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS BY MOR DJS
PART V. TV PATROL SOCSARGEN LIVE
Anchor: Jay Dayupay
PARTVI. TV PATROL WORLD
Anchor: Ces Orena-Drilon
PARTVII. GABI NG KABATAAN BY MOR DJS
PARTVIII. ABS-CBN NEWS GENSAN FORUM
PART IX. BANDILA LIVE
With CES DRILON
Boto Mo, Patrol Mo CULTURAL NIGHT SA GENSAN
with KAPAYAPAAN KAPATID COUNCIL
with TRI-PEOPLE FORUM
SIGNING OF THE SOCIAL COVENANT
with TRI-PEOPLE CANDLE LIGHTING
with TRI-PEOPLE PRAYER
One year before the 2010 elections, stand up and say ENOUGH.
It’s time to stop complaining, and time to start doing.
It’s time to stop blaming everyone else, and time to accept responsibility for building our future.
It’s time to stop accepting the world as it is – corrupt, inefficient, unfair and unjust – and start visualizing the world as it can – and should – be.
BOTO MO, I-PATROL MO 2010 is about YOU. Join us!
Don ‘t let this chance for change pass you by. Use your power to vote wisely. We have one year to create the world we want. If you’ve had enough but don’t want to be defeated, stand up and say AKO ANG SIMULA.