Mulat Pinoy is a project of the Probe Media Foundation, Inc., supported by the Philippine Center for Population and Development.
Probe Media Foundation, Inc.
Throughout its existence, Probe Productions, Inc. (PPI) has crusaded against corrupt, irresponsible and sensationalist journalism by producing shows of substance, good production values and ethical and responsible conduct of business. This was a way of fulfilling PPI’s mission to spur positive social change. This mission can be more effectively served by moving beyond the business of producing educational television programs and going into the education of media practitioners. Hence, the Probe Media Foundation.
Philippine Center for Population and Development
PCPD started operations in 1973 as the Population Center Foundation (PCF). Its first mandate was to serve as a resource institution for the Philippine population program whose major concern then was “managing the growth of the country’s population through fertility reduction or family planning.”
PCF was renamed the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) on February 15, 1991 to reflect the change in its mission. As an operating foundation, it expanded its scope beyond traditional population concerns. Still in the context of population management, its programs addressed the social and human development of rural and urban communities in the Philippines.
In addition to PMFI and PCPD, Mulat Pinoy owes its success to the many organizations that are also, in one way or another, working on population issues and social media.
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Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates (AYNLA)
The Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates International, Inc. (AYNLA) is an international network of young leaders in healthcare especially nurses who organize themselves to help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals through holistic nursing leadership & advance practice, health advocacy, youth empowerment and nation-building that started here in the Philippines.AYNLA Philippines is the the pioneer professional organization for Young Filipino Leaders in nursing and healthcare committed to achieving the international programs of AYNLA International and to providing career opportunities, professional growth, and leadership development of world-class Filipino nurses worldwide.
As the first and, so far, only LGBT education initiative focusing on developing the capacities of young LGBTs in campuses and communities, Babaylanes, Incorporated was founded to increase the capacities of LGBT students to organize effectively, raise the consciousness and awareness of LGBTs in their locality, and foster a sense of solidarity and community.
Babaylanes Inc. is the alumni association of the University of the Philippines (UP) Babaylan. Founded in 1992, UP Babaylan is the first officially recognized LGBT students’ organization not only in UP Diliman but in the whole country. Being one of the most established and oldest LGBT organizations in the country, more than a hundred alumni of the organization have committed to expand their advocacy work beyond UP by assisting LGBT youth organizing initiatives in campuses and communities through Babaylanes Inc. in 2007.
Brewed Concepts is one of Mulat Pinoy’s newest partners. This IT company was established nearly ten years ago, and is involved in varied fields such as mobile services, systems integration, systems development, web design and development and mobile applications development.
Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP)
The Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP) was founded in 1987 as a socialist feminist organization. DSWP considers all issues as women’s concerns and women’s issues as social concerns. DSWP recognizes the importance of addressing both women’s practical and strategic needs. It thus implements programs and projects to respond to these.
DSWP is a national federation of over 257 accredited grassroots community, and sector-based women’s organizations. The federation’s membership, numbering to around 40,000 individuals, is drawn from the marginalized sectors in Philippine society, namely: peasants, fisherfolk, workers in both formal and informal sectors, urban poor, youth and students, Muslim women and indigenous peoples.
Filipino Freethinkers (FF)
According to their website, “We are the largest and most active organization for freethought in the Philippines. Freethought is a way of thinking unconstrained by dogma, authority, and tradition. To a freethinker, no idea is sacred; all truth claims are subject to skepticism, rational inquiry, and empirical testing.
“In this light, every one of our efforts aims to promote reason, science, and secularism as a means of improving every Filipino’s quality of life. We wish for everyone to live lives free of ignorance and oppression—in a society where they are able to act and think for themselves, and in a country where religion and governance are clearly and permanently separated.”
FAD’s roots can be traced to the Manila Center for Young Adults (MCYA), a multi-service youth center initiated in 1985 by the Philippine Center for Population and Development. The MCYA was created to provide adolescents and young adults with correct information, value formation/clarification and services on health and sexuality. After operating as a youth center for 3 years, MCYA was transformed into a foundation now known as the Foundation for Adolescent Development, Inc. (FAD).
FAD’s programs and services are designed to assist the youth in the school, in the community, in the workplace, in the internet including those in difficult situations such as the street. Visit their website at teenfad.ph.
Global Population Speak Out
Population 7 Billion: It’s Time to Talk is a project of the Global Population Speak Out (GPSO), the Population Institute, and other partnering organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Post-Carbon Institute, and the Population Media Center. Earlier GPSOs have spanned the globe, with active participants in six continents and more than 50 countries. Hundreds of noted experts, scholars, and academicians, along with environmental and reproductive health advocates have spoken out publicly about population in prior years.
Kabataan News Network
Kabataan News Network (KNN) is a network of about one hundred sixty young video journalists from ten different areas from all over the Philippines. KNN produces Kabataan X-Press, a show that offers a unique window into the world of the Filipino youth. The show chronicles more than just what’s hip and what’s cool, it also looks into major issues that concern young people aged 14-20. Teen prostitution, girl to girl relationships, election issues, the state of the juvenile justice system, mining in Camarines Norte, and the life of Muslims in Manila are just some of the hard-hitting stories that have been featured on the show.
Kabataan Partylist is the first and only youth party-list group in Philippine Congress today.
Kabataan is a large network of energized and pro-active young people who are leaders in various organizations, formations and barkadas. Our members from across the regions represent diverse interests, backgrounds and social status, tied by a common vision of a better future for the youth and for the nation.
Together with some of its founding organizations, Kabataan Party-list vigorously campaigns for youth and students’ interests and demands concerning education and employment.
Knowledge Channel, Inc.
For more than a decade, the Knowledge Channel Foundation has brought curriculum and value-driven lessons to life in imaginative ways. The Foundation has created a learning environment that paves the way for improved learning outcomes:
- Improvement of National Achievement Test results
- Increase in participation, retention and completion rates
- Reduce drop out rates
- Increase enrolment in rural areas
- Values enhancement through formative lessons
Knowledge Channel has reached 3 million students in over 2,000 schools in 57 provinces nationwide.
Movement for Good Governance
Founded in 2008, the Movement for Good Governance (MGG) is a constituency for change. MGG is composed of Filipino citizens and organizations who aim to promote transparent, participatory, and accountable governance.
“We believe that the Philippines deserves better governance, but we realize that no one other than ourselves can deliver this to our nation.
“Our mission is to provide a point of convergence and promote solidarity among the diverse reform initiatives around the country that share the common objective of building a better and stronger Filipino nation.”
Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD)
The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation, Inc. (PLCPD) was established in September 1989 by a group of forward-looking legislators as a non-stock, nonprofit, membership-type organization of legislators from the Senate and House of Representatives.
Committed to working with and among legislative bodies from the national down to the local level, PLCPD primarily works within the halls of Congress, devoted to developing policy champions and generating viable, responsive, and people-centered public policies on population and human development. These policy issues include: population and development; reproductive health; public health; governance and fiscal reforms; gender equality and equity; environmental concerns; education; agrarian reform and rural development; trade and investments; labor; housing and urban development; child rights; and human rights, among others.
Pro Pinoy Project
This online volunteer citizen’s arm promotes transparency and accountability in the government as it keeps an eye on the state’s programs and activities. While its members encourage the citizenry to actively participate in nation-building, they, at the same time, promote citizen accountability even beyond the political realms of the country.
The Reproductive Health and Gender Advocates (RH AGENDA) Movement is an alliance of progressive student councils, organizations, and individuals representing thousands of students in the Philippines. RH AGENDA supports the empowerment of the marginalized and oppressed in gender issues such as the women and the LGBT community and, more urgently, the campaign for the passage of a policy promoting responsible and rights-based reproductive health in the country.
Sex and Sensibilities (SAS)
Sex and Sensibilities, as its name implies, is a balance of sex and responsible choice. It is a site that hopes to be your trusted haven to get practical information about sex; a private place where your questions about sexuality will be answered with compassion, intelligence, and most importantly, always with honesty and respect for your choice.
At Sex and Sensibilities (which has been aptly nicknamed “SAS”), you can get information on: Safe sensible sex, HIV and STI Testing Centers, SASsy Men, HIV Global News, and Government SASsy.
Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP)
The National Executive Board is elected every two years and is currently headed by National Chairperson GioTingson, former president of the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila.
The National Secretariat is headed by National Secretary-General Gibby Gorres, former president of the University of Asia and the Pacific Student Executive Board.
Talespin is a privately owned company that provides marketing and communications support for healthcare, education, non-government and other organizations that are faced with the challenge of creating positive effects on public attitudes, beliefs and actions, to achieve their organizational objectives.
Talespin believes every organization has a story to tell its public. Our job is to create a common ground where the organization is able to achieve its goals, contribute to its public’s causes and become positive contributors to society.
Since it was founded in 1961, WWF has become one of the world’s largest and most effective independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature. It has reached this status through a constant record of conserva-tion achievements.
WWF now operates in around 100 countries, supported by nearly five million people worldwide. Its initials and famous Panda logo have become a powerful rallying point for everyone who cares about the future of the planet and wants to help shape it in a positive way. WWF-Philippines has been working as a national organization of the WWF network since 1997. As the 26th national organization in the WWF network, WWF-Philippines successfully implemented various conservation projects to help protect the biological richness of some of the most biologically-significant ecosystems in Asia.
Youth Consortium for the Passage of the RH Bill
Youth Consortium for Reproductive Health is a network of diverse and interactive youth groups championing advocacy for rights including sexual and reproductive health. We stand up and take action for meaningful youth involvement and to ensure that every young person has access to comprehensive sexuality education and quality sexual and reproductive rights health services. We work in harmony to complement and strengthen each other and we engage various groups to capacitate the youth and to influence policies and programs.
Y-PEER PILIPINAS is an efficient and effective means of promoting youth participation in sexual and reproductive health issues in the country. To this end, it builds partnerships between young people and adults by advocating for:
- National youth development strategies
- Increased access to information, knowledge, and services on sexual and reproductive health
- Sharing lessons learned across borders and between cultures
- Standards of practice and improved training resources for peer educators
- Strengthening the knowledge base of peer educators and trainers of trainers
- Y-PEER Country Networks are designed by and for young people.