Google Philippines unveils election campaign for Filipinos

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GOOGLE Philippines has launched a campaign site at webgram.co called #GoogleMoMuna (Google it first), which encourages Filipinos to access online the various information about the May 9 synchronized local and national elections.

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In a statement, the consulting firm TeamAsia said the campaign has a dedicated YouTube channel – goo.gl/hGMOXY — that houses breaking news, live-streamed debates, and opinions from netizens and influencers about election issues.

“We put up the Philippine Elections 2016 Channel, so Filipinos can have an unbiased online destination, where they can get the information they need and stay up-to-date about the elections,” Gail Tan, head of Communications and Public Affairs at Google Philippines, said of the campaign launched on March 15.

Filipino voters are also encouraged to upload videos of themselves on their own YouTube channels that show their views on issues they care about. They may also ask political candidates, through these personal videos, the various questions on poverty, corruption, human rights, peace and order, and controversial laws that have become the hot topics for this year’s elections.

These videos may end up being included in the play-list of Google’s elections channel, Tan said.

Tan added, “We want to give the millennial an avenue to participate, engage, and think for themselves without having to surrender to social pressure and more popular choices. The #GoogleMoMuna campaign helps in keeping them informed and allows them to voice their opinions about the issues that they care about the most.”

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