Understanding Choices Forum: Beyond the Campaign Jingle

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. held the Understanding Choices Forum entitled Beyond the Campaign Jingle: Understanding Young Citizens’ Choices for 2010 at the Bryant George Hall, Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, #35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City last 29 April 2010, 1:00 – 5:30PM.

YMA-4 Scholar presenting about Senator Mar Roxas

The forum presented the profiles, accomplishments, platforms, and other relevant information of the 2010 presidential and vice presidential candidates. The scholars of the Young Minds Academy gathered these information and presented the same to the public with reference to the parameters of the 9 Marks of Genuine Leadership crafted by the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center.

Pre-Forum and after forum Mock Voting for President and Vice president Candidates

The program kicked off with a pre-vote/forum Corn kernel-Bottle Mock Voting both for President and Vice President Candidates. And during the event it self, multiple groups of YMA Scholars presented their research to the President or Vice President Candidate they were assigned to. The Pre-forum Results show that Gibo Teodoro leads the race for president and Mar Roxas

Pre-forum Mock Voting Results

Open Forum Session w/ audience

Here are the 9 Marks of Genuine Leadership:

People and service oriented

Engages people as stakeholders and partners; Serves them, primarily and their needs.


Upholds principles and agreements; establishes management measures and promotes respect for the rule of law.

Open and Transparent

Develops and implements mechanisms and processes to declare, manifest and promote shared information and decisions.

Responsive and Decisive

Formulates policies, organizes programs, provides services that meet stakeholder needs and respond to uniqueness of assests.

Fair and Impartial

Ensures that everyone is heard and no one is left behind.

Competent and Effective

Ensure that resources are managed well and that policies, programs and services are achieved with the desired results and outcome.

A Model of Integrity and Spirituality

Integrates outward action and inner values

Consensus Builder

Forges agreements to initiate and sustain relationships

Has strategic Vision and Creativity

Holds long term perspective on governance and development, examines performance, learns from the best and pioneers efforts.

Hopefully you will consider this when voting this May 10, 2010 1st National Automated Elections in the Philippines.
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