Friday, May 7, 2010

Juan Vote #juanvote

Filipino netizens form #juanvote network to monitor elections online

The country's internet users have come together to form a network to
keep a close watch on the May 10, 2010 elections.

Calling themselves #juanvote, the network calls on citizens to use
hi-tech means to expose and hopefully thwart electoral fraud and

The #juanvote also aims to document the country's first nationwide
automated elections.

Citizen reports may be sent to or read at:

Twitter: Follow @juanvote or use hashtag #juanvote
Facebook: Search for #juanvote
Text: 09274004190/09995178201/09223913567
Cable TV: Destiny Cable GNN Channel
Radio: Via Code Radio (NU107/Magic 89.9/U92.3/Jam88.3)

The network holds its “Miting de Avance” on May 8, 3:00-6:00 pm at
Krispy Kreme Ayala Avenue, Makati City. During the event, it will
release a “Netizens Guide to Free and Honest Elections”.

The #juanvote network is spearheaded by the groups and, whose members were granted media accreditation by the
Commission on Elections – the first independent citizen journalists
and bloggers to be granted such a privilege.

Arguably the Philippines' first internet-based citizens' election
coverage network, #juanvote currently includes the following:

Bloggers' organizations,, Cebu Bloggers
Society, Mindanao Bloggers Community, GameOPS, Tech Tanod, Election
Bloggers and Reklamotion
Online media groups: Philippine Online Chronicles
Technology enthusiasts: Vote Report Philippines and TXTPower
Poll watchdog: Workers Electoral Watch
Multimedia groups: RockEd Philippines, Code Radio (a group of FM
radio DJs) and Kodao Productions

Noemi Dado 0917-8101582
Tonyo Cruz 0917-9751092 or 02-5091426

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