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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

House adopts resolution commending GMA Network's 'Dapat Tama' electoral advocacy campaign
Writer: Lorelei V. Castillo, Media Relations Service-PRIB
28 December 2014 08:52:09 AM

The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution congratulating and commending GMA Network's recent feat of receiving recognition in the 49th Anvil Awards for its 'Dapat Tama' electoral advocacy campaign.

"The House of Representatives resolves to extend a congressional commendation and congratulate GMA Network for producing the outstanding electoral advocacy campaign 'Dapat Tama' and earning merit honors in the 49th Anvil Awards," Rep. Jorge T. Almonte (1st District, Misamis Occidental), chairperson of the House Committee on Public Information, explained.

House Resolution 1694, which honors GMA Network was principally authored by Rep. Eric Olivarez (1st District, Parañaque City).

According to Olivarez, GMA's 'Dapat Tama' reflects the national concern of the local public relations industry highlighted the role of the media in promoting virtues, moral values, good citizenship, and honest governance in the hope that the program may inspire Filipinos to emulate and practice good deeds in their daily lives.

The Anvil Awards is an annual competition conducted by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines to recognize outstanding public relations programs as well as the public relations tools designed and implemented during this year.

Olivarez said GMA's 'Dapat Tama' electoral advocacy campaign earned merit honors in the 'Public Relations Programs in a Sustained Basis' category during the 49th Anvil Awards held on February 26, 2014.

He said this was produced prior to the midterm elections in 2013 to guide and teach voters to cast their votes in accordance with their conscience.

Olivarez said 'Dapat Tama' is comprised of artistic works of independent filmmakers and actors, examining socio-political realities and election-related issues.

House Resolution 1694 substituted the original House Resolution 1323 authored by Olivarez.