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
* domestic violence and child abuse
* internet freedom
* 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
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.