This chapter deals with the background of the study, statement of the problem, hypothesis of the study, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study and definition of terms. Background of the Study
The 2013 election to the Senate of the Philippine, where we will elect on the 12 of the 24 seats in the senate, will be held on May 13, 2013. Senators elected in this election will serve up to 2019, a total of 6 years in service to the nation. Of all the Filipino voters, the youth constitutes 60 percent, of which legal voters of the first year students of USeP will take part.
Most voters of the freshmen of the University of Southeastern Philippines are first time voters and of no experience to a national election. And to vote, we do it wisely by taking necessary measures into knowing the righteous candidate through learning what she has done and will be able to do for the nation. We must know, understand and analyze the steps the first time voters do to be able to choose the right candidates for the 12 seats in the congress.
Deciphering how the first time voters view the 2013 senatorial elections is critical to understanding how they would vote and nevertheless who they would probably vote. Statement of the Problem
How do registered voters of freshmen of the engineering department of the University of Southeastern Philippines take the 2013 senatorial elections?
What steps are taken by the registered voters of the first year engineering students of the University of Southeastern Philippines towards the choosing the best candidate for the 2013 senatorial election. Significance of the Study
Most voters of the freshmen of the University of Southeastern Philippines are first time voters and of no experience to a national election. And to vote, we must do it wisely and with the right knowledge of what a senator could do to serve our country. We must know, understand and analyze the steps the first time voters do to be able to choose the right candidates for the 12 seats in the senate. Scope and Limitations
This study covers how first year engineering students of the University of Southeastern Philippines view the 2013 senatorial elections. Also, this study covers the preparations and the readiness the freshmen of the college of engineering of the University of Southeastern Philippines had done towards choosing the deserving candidate for senator for the 2013 senatorial elections. This study also analyzes the results of the survey in order to understand the statistics of the actions done by the sampled voters of the freshmen of the college of engineering of the University of Southeastern Philippines. This study is limited to knowing and understanding and opinions of the freshmen of the college of engineering of the University of Southeastern Philippines towards the 2013 senatorial elections. This study will not cover the likely senators that the first time voters would vote for.
This figure presented below shows the frameworks of the study.
Review of Related Literature
The 2013 Philippine general election on 13 May 2013 will be a midterm election, as the officials elected will assume office on 30 June 2013, or midway into President Benigno Aquino III's term of office. There will be elected twelve senators, 229 district members of the House of Representatives, 80 provincial governors, 80 provincial vice governors, 766 members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial legislature), 138 city mayors, 138 city vice mayors, 1,532 members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council), 1,496 municipal mayors, 1,496 municipal vice mayors, and 11,972 members of the Sangguniang Bayan (municipal council). In the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), there will be elected one regional governor, one regional vice governor, and 24 regional assemblymen. Party-list representatives will also be elected. In total, there will be 18,022 national...