DZMM to launch 'DZMM Halalan 2010: Ang Bayan Naman'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 29 2010 12:54 AM | Updated as of Jan 29 2010 08:54 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The candidates had their chance to talk. Now it’s the people’s turn to speak.

Exactly 100 days before the May national elections, DZMM will launch its election campaign “DZMM Halalan 2010 Ang Bayan Naman!” with a forum that focuses not on the political candidates but on the concerns of Filipinos, voters, and even non-voters on Saturday (Jan 30), 4p.m. over DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26).

Dubbed “DZMM Comelec Forum,” the event aims to familiarize Filipinos from different sectors with the poll automation system and to address their issues related to the elections with the help of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), election law experts, teachers, IT experts, and poll watch groups.

The forum will be anchored by DZMM’s Gerry Baja, Anthony Taberna, Henry Omaga-Diaz, and Nina Corpuz and broadcast live on Saturday (Jan 30) over DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26) from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila campus in Intramuros.

Attending the event are Comelec commissioners Greg Larrazabal, Ferdinand Rafanan, Rene Mariano, and spokesperson James Jimenez. Filipinos in other regions may also participate in the forum as DZMM Radyo Patrol reporters will be on full alert in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to relay their questions in real-time.

Citizens who have questions or concerns about the elections may tune in to "Usapang de Campanilla" every Wednesday for the special "Halalan Helpdesk" wherein Atty. Danny Concepcion, Atty. Claire Castro and Cheryl Cosim will help answer the questions sent via DZMM REACT or email via [email protected]

The DZMM Web site will soon seek to empower citizens to send photos, videos, and news stories happening in their communities and DZMM will verify the details before posting them in the website.

This is the second election-related forum organized by DZMM following the success of the “Usapang OFW, The DZMM Leaders’ Forum” in August last year where some of the reported presidential candidates engaged in discussions.

These are just part of the new offerings of DZMM this year. DZMM recently launched "CHISMAX: Chismis to the Max” with Dolly Anne Carvajal and Ambet Nabus, a weekly entertainment talk show every Sunday at 11 am, the team-up of Vic De Leon-Lima and Cheryl Cosim in “Todo Balita” on weekdays at 5am, and “Trabaho, Panalo” with Jasmine Romero every Sunday at 10am on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SKYCABLE Channel 26).

Don’t miss the “DZMM Comelec Forum” with Gerry Baja, Anthony Taberna, Henry Omaga-Diaz and Nina Corpuz on Saturday (Jan 30), 4 p.m. over DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26). The event will also be streamed live by abs-cbnNEWS.com and viewers can also send in their comments and questions at www.abs-cbnnews.com/dzmmliveevents.