365 Days Concert on May 11, 2009, Music Museum

May 8, 2009

365DaysToChangePoster2bDear Friends,

On behalf of the Movement for Good Governance, may I invite you to a concert on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm at the Music Museum to raise awareness and funds for the 2010 elections and beyond. Entitled 365 Days to Change – Todo na ‘to, the concert marks off exactly one year left to a very important Presidential and General Election for the country. MGG has teamed up with ArtistsRevolution, a group of concerned artists, musicians, cmposers, singers, and directors, to help raise awraeness about the importance of these elections to good governance.

MGG was launched last year and is a group dedicated to promoting good governance. It’s initial activities are focused on voter registration and education (in partnership with Youth Vote Philippines and Young Public Servants); election automation, selection criteria and scorecards for candidates, and town hall meetings with candidates on specific public policy issues Proceeds of the concert will go towards funding communication efforts and workshops of both MGG and ArtistsRevolution to enable us to reach more people in voter education programs.

For the concert, ArtistsRevolution has brought together a wonderful cast composed of Juana Change, Jim Paredes, Joey Ayala, Isay Alvarez, Robert Sena, Leah Navarro, Radioactive Sago, and many others to bring to you a show that promises to be entertaining, educational, and thought-provoking, all at the same time. Ticket prices are available at P500 P1000, P2000, P3000, P4500, and P6000. If you would like to buy tickets and donate them to students, that would be great too. For tickets and inquiries please email yvotephilippines@gmail.com or wedeservebetterph@gmail.com

Thank you!

Best regards,


Travel Opportunity for Young Filipinos!

October 10, 2008

Your friends here at Youth Vote Philippines encourage you to participate in lots of different activities that will help you improve as individuals.

One of them is for you guys and girls to register with the COMELEC starting the 3rd of November this year. Another is to involve yourselves in voters education and in actually casting and guarding your votes in 2010.

We’re posting another opportunity for those of you who’ll be 16 to 18 years of age by April 2009.  Check out the following information we’re providing you on the JENESYS Programme:


First batch is from May 12 to 21, 2009

Second batch is from May 19 to 28, 2009

The National Youth Commission, together with the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), is inviting applicants for Student Ambassadors and Supervisors to the “10-day Visit to Japan Programme” as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.

According to the organizers, the JENESYS Programme, “funded by the Japanese Government and in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat, seeks to deepen the understanding of the different facets of the Japanese society including politics, diplomacy, economics and culture, as well as form the basis of future vision and construct firm solidarity among Asian countries which will promote mutual understanding of the future generation of ASEAN and East Asia Summit member countries.”

Qualifications of Student Ambassadors:

  • Filipino, single, must be between 16 to 18 years old, on or before April 1, 2009
  • Of good moral character
  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university with a Graded Weight Average (GWA) of 2.25 or 85% equivalent, with no failing marks in the preceding semester
  • Physically and mentally fit to travel
  • Must be a first time traveler to Japan and or must not have been a grantee or recipient of any NYC funded international travel or Japanese Government grant
  • Must be knowledgeable of the history, geography, culture and arts, and the current issues on the Philippines , and fairly knowledgeable in those of Japan and other East Asian countries
  • Must be an officer or an active member of a youth organization for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of application
  • Must be willing to be an active NYC and JICC volunteer after the program to continue to promote the learnings about Japan and the Japanese culture gained from the JENESYS Programme
  • Area representation would be based on the place of the school, college, or university enrolled in

Application Requirements for Student Ambassadors:

  • Two (2) copies of the Application Form with passport-sized pictures with white background attached to each form (all original, no scanned pictures)
  • Two (2) copies of JENESYS Entry Form
  • Two (2) photocopies of birth certificate (from the National Statistics Office-NSO)
  • An essay which states the applicant’s a) reasons for applying; b) expectations of the programme; c) if chosen, the preparations the applicant will undertake prior to departure (Maximum of 100 words per question)
  • Two (2) copies of resume, not more than three (3) pages
  • Two (2) copies of Certificate of Good Moral Character, issued by the school, college or university (1 original and 1 photocopy)
  • Two (2) copies of certified true copy of grades
  • Two (2) copies of Police or NBI clearance
  • Completed NYC Volunteers’ application form
  • Two (2) copies of valid Police or NBI clearance (1 original and 1 photocopy)

Submission of application forms

Address all applications to Ms. Marielou A. Chua of the JENESYS Programme Secretariat of the National Youth Commission, 4th floor, Bookman Building , 373 Quezon Ave. , Quezon City .

Deadline for submission of application forms and documentary requirements is not later than 5:00 o’ clock in the afternoon of December 5, 2008.

For submission through mail, the Secretariat should receive the application forms and requirements post marked before December 5, 2008, including those submitted to the Area Offices.

Application forms with incomplete requirements shall automatically be disqualified. All transportation expenses will be paid for by the organizers, subject to submission of official receipts.

r2v update!

September 19, 2008


See you tomorrow, 8PM, at Cubao Expo!

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>> You must be at least 18 to avail yourself of some booze.

>> Bring a valid ID if you intend to drink that night (and to get our student rate).

>> Students: P75; Professionals: P150 – inclusive of beer + pica-pica