The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) made its first virtual voter’s education campaign on June 11th, ahead of the 2022 national elections.
Launched just before Independence Day, the genre-crossing-oriented presentation of PETA emphasized the power of the electorate in the political process.
Selected freshmen and sophomores of CTU Main’s College of Arts and Sciences were some of those given the electronic ticket to be admitted for viewing Vincent De Jesus’ vaudeville “Si Juan Tamad, ang Diyablo, at ang Limang Milyong Boto,” which ran for almost two hours via live streaming on Youtube.
The plot centered on the diyablo’s (devil’s) persuasive attack on Juan Tamad (lazy John), urging him not to be proactive in his society, especially in the coming elections that bank on the limang milyong boto (5 million votes) of supposed first-time voters.
Participants had a talkback session with PETA’s resident artist-teachers Raul Alfonso and Beng Cabangon.
Alfonso stressed the importance of voting and why “virgin voters” should pick qualified candidates, while special guests Ria Atayde and Janina Vela went deep into voter education.Marielle Ocubillo/CTU Main