In anticipation of the forthcoming midterm national elections, the Lasallian Community Development Center through the Social Transformation through Advocacy and Reform (STAR) will be conducting a Voters’ Education activity entitled “Botong Lasalyano, Sulong Pilipino: Voters’ Awareness Forum” on April 16, 2019, from 7:30 am-12:00 pm at the Ugnayang La Salle.
This activity is designed to respond to the Lasallian Justice and Peace Commission’s call for each Lasallian school to conduct a voters’ awareness activity to remind the electorate within the Lasallian community on their primary responsibility in electing qualified, accountable and responsible public leaders.
In recognition of the sacredness of the right of suffrage and the Lasallian mission to educate, the activity will be carried out in the context of DLSU-D’s mission integration initiatives in the curricular subjects of the university. Hence, the Voters’ Education activity will be attended by the prospective voting population of the university taking up the subjects Unfolding the Self, Readings in History, Rizal, Mathematics, English (Purposive Communication), NSTP, Pagsasaling Teknikal and Diskurso sa Pilipino.
This activity is expected to be a venue for students’ creative expression and integration of the Lasallian mission into their academic endeavors. This integration will come in whatever form according to the discretion and requirement of each subject.It is also expected that this activity will become a means to infuse the agenda and quest for critical thinking in the students’ formative years by discerning and choosing “good leaders” and becoming active participants in nation building through their political self-unfolding in the exercise of their right to vote.