ABS-CBN partners with REACT for 2013 polls

By Aleta Nieva-Nishimori, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Dec 03 2012 04:30 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2012 12:30 AM

ABS-CBN and REACT, Philippines sign the Memorandum of Agreement for next year's election.

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN has partnered with civic organization REACT Philippines for the 2013 elections.

The partnership was signed in a simple ceremony attended by officials of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, and REACT Philippines on Monday at the ABS-CBN compound.

“Maraming salamat sa mga pinuno ng REACT Philippines. Patuloy pa din ang aming pakikipag-ugnayan para sa posibleng partners para sa 2013 elections,” said ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes.

“Umaasa po kami na ang partnership na ito ay hindi lamang para sa eleksiyon, hindi lamang para sa halalan 2013 coverage, kung di maging sa iba’t-ibang aspeto ng pagbabalita," she added.

REACT Philippines, which stands for Regional Emergency Assistance Communication Team, has around 3,000 to 4,000 members from Luzon to Jolo.

Members respond to emergencies and calamities by relaying real-time information to concerned agencies.

With the partnership, REACT Philippines pledges to support ABS-CBN’s campaign, Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo: Tayo Na! The campaign empowers Filipinos to stand up, protect each other and move forward as a nation.

Richard Valdes, national chairman for Government Agencies and Media Affairs expressed gratitude for the new opportunity to work with the Kapamilya network.

“Maraming salamat at yung tiwala niyo sa amin tuloy-tuloy. We hope that we will be able to give you more information, situational reports in the future,” he said.

Reyes said she is optimistic that the partnership will go beyond just election coverage.
“Makakatulong din po sila sa atin kapag mayroon emergency situation sa atin bayan. Marami at malawak ang kanilang membership kaya umaasa po kami na ang partnership na ito ay mas matatag pa at mas proactive sa mga darating na buwan,” she said.