Political Education 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Here's a Guide for us in educating our brothers and sisters! From the Heart, Fr. Heart, SVD
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Political Education 2016
BOTO KO DANGAL KO
Objective: Module 1 aims to describe the way
elections are conducted today, its consequences to
society, and to recognize the ill impacts of vote-
buying in worsening poverty.
Participants are Divided into small groups of
Five (5) or less. Each will be given a chance
to share their answers to the guide
questions. Participants are requested to be
time-conscious. The groups representative
will summarize the important points.
N.B. (Allowable Electoral expense) P10.00 for President and
Vice President; and for other candidates P 3.00 for every voter
currently registered in the constituency where he filed his
certificate: Provided, that a candidate without any political party
and without support from any political party may be allowed to
spend P5.00 for every such voter.
CITY X has a total number of Registered Voters (2010):
500 pesos per voter was given by a Candidate Mayor to each
voter to sway their votes: 128, 262, 500 pesos
The salary of City Mayor in a Highly Urbanized area is 85, 230
gross per month: 1,107, 990 per year.
CASE STUDY GROUP SHARING:
1. What do you think about the Mayor’s action? How do
you think will this elected City Mayor recover the
remaining 127,154, 510 pesos spent during the
2. Have you, someone you know, or someone you heard
of experienced vote-buying in the last elections? Share
a brief story of what happened.
3. In your observations what are the effects of vote-buying
to (a) the candidate, (b) the voters and (c) the
4. In your opinion, what is a reasonable amount for
campaign expenses for (a) President and Vice-
President, (b) local leaders with a political party, and (c)
local leaders without a political party?
There is a rampant practice of Vote-buying in all
forms --- cash and kinds for individuals, groups
“ Philippine politics, the way it is practiced, has
been most hurtful of us as a people… if we are
what we are today, a country of poor and
powerless people, one reason is the way we have
allowed politics to be debased and prostituted to
the low level it is now.”
- CBCP 1997 Pastoral Exhortation on
Winning at ALL
costs; Elections as
Public Service as
“The roots cause is leadership-bad and
corrupt leadership to be exact.”
-Dr. Myles Munroe,
Chairman & CEO, International Third World Leaders Association (U.N. Member
When leadership falls into the hands of someone corrupt,
that leadership will corrupt our society. There becomes a
wholesale failure of the people to vote responsibly with
misconception of what elections are all about, what true
democracy and freedom mean.
Huwag magpabulag sa Pera!
Huwag Kang magnakaw!
“ Hindi na sapat na tayo ay matino lamang. Hindi rin sapat na
tayo ay mahusay lamang. Hindi lahat ng matino ay mahusay,
at lalo naming hindi ng mahusay ay matino. Ang dapat ay
matino at mahusay upang karapat-dapat tayong
pagkatiwalaan ng pera ng bayan.”
- Sec. Jesse Robredo
When leadership falls into the hands of someone
corrupt, that leadership will corrupt our society.
Resources are not enough for corrupt leaders.
There become a wholesale failure of the people
to vote responsibly with misconception of what
elections are all about, what true democracy and
Objective: Module 2 aims to learn about the
importance of One Good vote as a vehicle for
change and how to use KKK as a tool for
discernment during elections.
DO YOU REMEMBER THIS PHOTO?
A man stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the
Chinese Military had suppressed the TIANANMEN SQUARE protest of 1989 by
force. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass him, he repeatedly shifted position in
order to obstruct the tanks .
Small Group Sharing:
1.What do you think is the message of this picture?
2.How can you relate this message to our situation in
times of elections
Not Just “I” but “We”
People come together thru BEC,
organizations, circles of friends,
Together for CHAMP elections
Positive, enlightened and life-
Good governance and common
Leaders who possess a sense
Governance with participation,
Leaders are not
Right and Responsibility
People’s Pro-active and
Uphold Sacredness of the
Electing Qualified leaders for
Democracy in action
ONE GOOD VOTE
Grassroots and faith-filled
Instrument in forming
Antidote to vote-buying
Way to elect leaders for good
Vehicle for political renewal
A framework to awaken the meaning-making
capacities of the voters.
A set of corresponding questions and a
grading system in discerning who to vote.
A reflection tool for sharing in BEC,
organizations, circle of Friend and families.
KKK for ONE GOOD VOTE:
Simple ba ang kanyang pamumuhay?
Siya ba ay walang ill-gotten wealth?
May pagpapahalaga ba siya sa buhay,
pamilya, at pananampalataya sa Diyos?
Siya ba ay magandang halimbawa sa
pagsunod sa batas?
May kakayahan at katapatan ba siya sa
May puso ba siya para sa mga
May saysay ba ang kanyang mga
plataporma sa mahahalagang isyung
Mahuhusay ba ang kanyang mga
kasamahan sa larangan ng paglilingkod?
Mapagkakatiwalaan ba ang mga taong
sumusuporta sa kanya?
Siya ba ay hindi magnanakaw?
Siya ba ay hindi vote-buyer?
Siya ba ay hindi gumagamit ng dahas?
Siya ba ay hindi miyembro ng Family o
Tinupad o tinutupad ba ang mga
pangakong binibitawan niya?
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES IN USING THE KKK TOOL
This is not a one-take-only tool; as information
are collected, one can repeatedly answer the
KKK tool until a self-satisfactory result is
If there are 3 candidates running for one
position, 3 KKK tools will be reproduced. The
results will then be ranked accordingly.
Small group sharings are meant to gather, share
and affirm information about the candidates (e.g.
“ Di tiyak” is an encouragement to research and
Our Goal is to spread One Good Vote as
grassroots and faith-impelled process of
strengthening the personal and social
consciences of the Filipino people by
Voting Good and By rejecting all forms of
Objective: Module 3 aims to point out the
importance of the sustainability of the One Good
Vote campaign by utilizing the Pastoral Cycle as a
tool for reflection and sharing of ideas for
community mobilization initiatives.
Our ONE GOOD VOTE Campaign
seeks to utilize the Pastoral Cycle in
our reflection and Community
The Pastoral Cycle is a tool, a method, of analysis
and questioning, not only of problems or concerns
that are faced but also what causes them and what
obstacles need to be overcome.
The Pastoral Cycle is a continuous process of
engagement with, and reflection upon, the World and
the Word of God, so that courses of action may be
discerned, and taken, to make things different.
The Pastoral Cycle provides for the outcomes of this
action to be celebrated, and evaluated and, if
necessary, subjected to further analysis and
questioning etc., in a continuing cycle, or spiral, as
further changes are found to be needed.
What is happening now?
What needs to be changed?
Why are things the way they are?
What does our faith have to say about
What are we going to do to make things
In our Pastoral Cycle we seek enlightenment
through the following questions: