Continued vigilance needed for #betterinternet in the Philippines

The internet though open to abuse by a small minority opened a lot of doors to increased knowledge. The Vibal Foundation , for instance where I am working on a part-time capacity pioneered projects in open knowledge, based on the premise that knowledge should be participatory and creativity shared for the benefit of all. I am sure there are many worthy online sites that deliver the same premise but I have first-hand experience with these sites before I worked with the foundation, such as Filipiniana.net a digital library and institutional repository, the WikiPilipinas, an online, free content encyclopedia that aims to be the best resource for information on the Philippines on the internet. Lastly, there is the E-Turo a free e-learning portal where Filipino teachers and learners can interact for effective teaching and learning. E-Turo contains a large archive of educational materials that users can download, share, modify, and print. It addresses basic, alternative, and continuing education. These are worthy projects that will benefit a lot of Filipinos. I cannot stress enough the value of information like these that are now accessible to the Filipino netizens.

Continued vigilance needed for #betterinternet in the Philippines

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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