Social NetWorth: Shout From The Knoll

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Social NetWorth is a workshop that was conducted by Mulat Pinoy in February 2012. The participants hailed from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and were comprised of an impressive set of college students who are leaders in their own communities. With speakers from Mulat Pinoy’s partner organizations, the participants learned about media theory and practices, the emerging rules and recommendations for social media, and the basics of population and development. Using this new knowledge, the participants returned to their communities to set up their own popdev projects, promoted and documented through social media.

Shane Valerie Pastoral and Rowena Cos are second year Communication Arts students from Miriam College Quezon City. Wena is also a member of Talitha Cumi, the Miriam College communication society, which “brings together scholars and has members engage in interactive activities that promote the school’s core values. We also conduct many comm-related activities to hone the students’ abilities.” Together Shane and Wena want to ask a single question:

Now, we all know that population is a topic that raises a lot of reactions, especially when the RH Bill comes into the equation. Some people don’t like it, some people love it, some people just don’t care. But at the end of the day, we’re all just doing one thing: fighting.

Here’s what we propose: for the next few months, let’s all raise our white flags, sit down, and discuss. What exactly does population do for the country? What does a growth or decline in population do to the country’s economy? Who will be affected when the population booms, and how are they affected? Can the RH Bill do anything about it?

There are so many things that we can talk about when the population is concerned, but let’s begin with the one simple question cover every other thing: what happens when there are more people?


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