UP, ABS-CBN, and others sign covenant for Elections 2019

| Written by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc

UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa signs the covenant initiated by ABS-CBN for its partners in the campaign for peaceful, clean, and orderly elections in 2019. ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes awaits the signatories for a photo opportunity while broadcaster Karen Davila calls out the names of the signatories. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO

 

UP is among 25 organizations that signed a covenant on January 18, 2019 with ABS-CBN for a campaign to hold peaceful, clean, and orderly national elections on May 13, 2019.

Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa, representing the University, signed the covenant together with representatives from the Commission on Elections, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Department of Foreign Affairs Overseas Voting Secretariat, other major universities, non-government organizations, professional and business organizations, and media and advocacy groups that have forged a partnership with ABS-CBN for its 2019 national elections coverage.

ABS-CBN was represented by Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes and Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes.

 

UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa (3rd from right) and Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Rica D. Abad (rightmost) meet DZMM Station Manager Marah Faner-Capuyan (leftmost), ABS-CBN Head of Breaking News and Live Events Francis Toral (2nd from left), ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes (3rd from left), and ABS-CBN broadcast journalist, Karen Davila (2nd from right), who are all UP alumni, after the ABS-CBN covenant signing for the 2019 elections. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO

 

The organizations swore to support programs which safeguard the credibility of the elections, inform citizens on the elections, and help them guard their votes.

 

The text of the covenant and signed logos of covenant partners are flashed onstage. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO

 

On December 10, 2018, UP President Danilo Concepcion approved a partnership between ABS-CBN and UP in support of the former’s flagship campaign Bayan Mo, i-Patrol Mo (BMPM), consisting of “in-depth, balanced presentation of news and other issues about the elections, particularly of the candidates and of the electorate”.

This would entail participation of UP resource persons in ABS-CBN news program platforms and BMPM-related events; and, provision of UP venues, audience, research materials, and, if available, fact-checking service. In return, the media corporation will acknowledge UP as a partner in its platforms and support UP election-related events and projects.

 

ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes welcomes the covenant partners of ABS-CBN for the 2019 national elections. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO

 

The signatories of the covenant for peaceful, clean, and orderly elections initiated by ABS-CBN stand on stage after the signing ceremony in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building. In the middle are ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes, Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting, and ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes. Behind Vidanes and Inting is UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO

 

The signatories of the covenant for peaceful, clean, and orderly elections initiated by ABS-CBN stand on stage after the signing ceremony in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building. In the middle are ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes, Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting, and ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ma. Regina Reyes. Behind Vidanes and Inting is UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP-MPRO
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