Move.PH to bring "Social Media for Social Change" in Manila

by | Jan 7, 2012 | News

Quezon City, 7 Jan 2012. The third-leg of the chat series “Social Media for Social Change,” sponsored by Move.PH, will be held at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Auditorium on 12 Jan 2012, Thursday, from 8am to 12 noon. Big names in broadcast journalism such as Maria Ressa, former CNN Jakarta bureau chief, Cheche Lazaro of Probe, and Veronica Pedrosa of Al Jazeera English will be present in the event.


Move.PH,’s online citizen journalism arm, commenced the chat series in Baguio City in Sep 2011, and had its second leg in Davao in Nov 2011. Each event was attended by 500 people, mostly students.


The event to be held in Manila will be attended not only be students, but other members of the academe, NGOs, members of the diplomatic community and the media are also expected to attend. The whole event will be livestreamed, and will be seen at Rappler’s website,


Rappler also has a Facebook page (, and a Twitter account (@rapplerdotcom.)



Interested participants are encouraged to pre-reigister through this link:


Here is the schedule for the event:

8:00 – 9:00                Registration

9:00 – 9:15                Opening Remarks by FEU’s president, Lydia B. Echau, and other Preliminaries

9:15 – 9:45                Keynote Speech: Social Media for Social Change/Veronica Pedrosa

9:45 – 10:00             Chat Session 1:  Telling Stories/Patricia Evangelista

10:00-10:15              Chat Session 2: The Fun and Challenge of Being a Multimedia Reporter/Natashya Gutierrez

10:15 – 10:25           Announcement of Contest Winners and Showing of Outputs

10:25 – 10:40           Chat Session 3: Responsible Use of Social Media/Chay Hofileña

10:40 – 10:55           [Maria’s session, intro Rappler team: 15 mins]

Chat Session 4: Moving the Future/Maria Ressa

10:55 – 11:30           Panel Discussion (with partners):

Moderator: Cheche Lazaro

11:30 – 11:40           Newscast

11:40 – 11:45           Closing Remarks (c/o Rappler)

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