Thursday, October 29, 2009

Election Fever Felt at Campaigns 2010

With the country’s national elections only 5 months away, the election fever was highly felt during Campaigns 2010 held last October 21-22, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Dubbed as the “Ultimate Suppliers Exhibition and Forum for the 2010 National Elections”, the event was organized by Publicus Asia, Inc., and managed by Ideas, Concepts and Events Inc., (ICE, Inc.,) The 2-day event gave visitors a chance to try the Commission on Elections’ new automated machines. Visitors tested the actual print count optical scans that will be used during the presidential elections. A representative from Smartmatic-Total Information Management answered all the questions regarding the reliability of the counting machines.

Various suppliers of election-related materials, services, and other paraphernalia showcased their products and services during the exhibit. The Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas displayed numerous political sketches and artworks. Seminars about pre-campaign activates, voters’ education, political campaigning, new media campaign strategies, automated elections, and election laws and regulations were conducted throughout the event.

Highlighting the event was the presidential forum hosted by Studio 23’s Y Speak. Presidential candidates where represented by their youth spokesperson during the forum. Mr. Robin Garcia represented Sen. Francis Chiz Escudero, Ms. Kariz Espena for Sen. Jamby Madrigal, Ms. Shills Andres for Sen. Richard Gordon, Mr. Luis Abad for Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, Mr. Ginno Jaralve for former President Joseph Estrada, and Mr. Aaron Benedict de Leon for Department of National Defense Secretary Gilbert ‘Gibo’ Teodoro. Sen. Jamby Madrigal graced the event and answered politically relevant questions from the hosts and audience.

Campaigns 2010 is sponsored by the Commission on Election, Manila Bulletin, Studio 23, Y! Speak, and Publicus Asia, Inc.

For more information about the event, contact ICE, Inc. at (632) 584-5321, (632) 584-5316, (632) 727-2151, email, or visit their website at


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