Where society is the final frontier.
True enough, the ways we write are profoundly influenced by our social location. This idea is largely true of The Social Pitch which not only is developed from my personal and social location, but takes that particular setting as the main subject matter.
Nancy Binay outshines herself as a political servant in front of the Filipino public and takes responsibility behind the looming shadow of her father.
The Boston manhunt on social media is just one of the events that makes us revalue our online responsibility as a collective force that drives the very stories we consume and share to others.
The same story repeats as every election bears the same people who beautifully enforce their own vision of the country on the rest of Filipino society. Attempts are rarely contested. And if they are, they fall on deaf ears.
It’s fascinating how a hint of fear emerges as a major theme in the elections of my hometown. The stories that surface in many areas mirrors social vulnerability which appears to be embedded in the selection of leaders and the preservation of Davao’s status quo.
It’s quite interesting to see how Valentine’s Day is often a bipolar occasion – on one hand, we see couples revel in the romantic atmosphere while on the other side, we notice a movement of single persons questioning its commercialized and overrated existence.