The #SocialMediaWeekend carries the theme “Let’s move #fwdPH”

The #SocialMediaWeekend carries the theme “Let’s move #fwdPH” – a call to spread positive vibes across the country and make social media a tool for social good, more opportunities and doing great things for communities and country.

It is a call on all Pinoy netizens to use social media for social good, and to maximize our personal and collective social media capital for social change. We have done it before and we must do it again and again – not just because we can, but because we must.

There are many ways to move #fwdPH.

One way means being a good citizen both online and offline. Being responsible. Being vocal. Taking a stand on issues. Exposing corruption and incompetence. Making politics work for the country, especially the voiceless, poor and marginalized. And using social media to help achieve these.

We have done it with #epalwatch, helped support or written articles on many issues:

* saving marine life in the PH (one of our advocates is now actively involved in @SavePHSeas)
* preservation of PH cultural and heritage sites
* cyberbullying
* domestic violence and child abuse
* breastfeeding
* internet freedom
* K-12
* disaster preparedness, rescue and relief (with @rescuePH efforts)
* RH bill discussions
* consumer protection and improvements in customer service levels
* promotion of eco-tourism and destinations
* protection of our natural resources
* small and medium enterprise development

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Highlights are:

Pre-Program (11am-3pm): On YouTube (Hadi Othman, Google SG) | On Google Ads (Denise Luchangco, Google PH) | On BlogWatch, EpalWatch and Citizen Media (Noemi Dado and Jane Uymatiao) | reps. from Mommy Mundo and Google Developers Group

Main Program (4-7pm): Video messages from Bianca Consunji, Pete Cashmore and the Black Pencil Project |  Jen Horn (Global Shapers) | Chinie Diaz (Fab After 40) | Ed Calaycay (IGersManila) | Chelle Gray (Google Plus) | Marideth Talusan (Ricefield Collective) | Ros Juan and Tonyo Cruz (TweetUpMNL and #RescuePH)

With performances by RomCom, a band composed of a bunch of young community managers 🙂

This event supports the Black Pencil Project, which helps school kids in far-flung areas.

Helping make this event possible are Ayala Malls, Globe Tattoo, Google for Entrepreneurs, Google Business Groups, Oishi, Zomato, Full Suite, Mili, Team Manila, InstaPrint, Crumpler, Commune, Binalot and others.

Full details are on our site: http://tweetupmnl.com, twitter: @TweetUpMNL and Facebook: TweetUpMNL.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 12 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 22 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 but I am a volunteer for senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares. I am also voting for #OtsoDiretso plus two :Neri Colmenares and Leody de Guzman

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 April 20, 2019

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