After five (5) days of PET bottle collection, the Technological University of the Philippines – Taguig (TUPT) Campus, through the efforts of its University Student Government (USG), has hinted on its Presidential candidate for the upcoming National Elections.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte easily topped the PET Bottle election organized by TUPTUSG, which began on May 2, 2016, a week before Filipinos officially cast their votes for the National Elections.
TUPTUSG placed five (5) PET bottle bins near the Basic Arts and Sciences Department (BASD) building and the TUPT marker, each representing one Presidential Candidate – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and former DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas.
The TUPTUSG PET Bottle Election, in partnership with N2S Trading, was created for TUPT students to show their support for their candidates and spread awareness for the upcoming National Elections in a fun way. Furthermore, this unofficial and informal poll hopes to encourage even the students who are not yet eligible to vote to make their voices be heard.
At the same time, this is TUPTUSG’s campaign towards an eco-friendly TUPT and to remind everyone of the proper disposal of their empty PET bottles.
While polls like these plays a vital role in helping voters in their decision-making, unofficial and informal polls like this are unabashedly unscientific and does not necessarily influences or determines the official and formal results of the National Elections.
TUPTUSG encourages every registered voters to go out tomorrow, May 9, 2016 and practice your right to suffrage.
*The amount of PET bottles engaged in this project does not exactly reflect the entire TUPT population.
*This project was implemented during the term break; thus, only a small percentage of the TUPT student population were able to participate.