Sex, Popdev & YouTube: Mulat Pinoy's Pop-I Video Contest Awarding Ceremony


 Sex, Popdev and YouTube. All these elements come together at the much awaited awarding of Mulat Pinoy Pop-I Video Contest on June 26, 4PM at Annabel’s Tomas Morato, Quezon City. The event is free and open to all—bloggers, media and the general public.

The event will feature s screening of the contest entries, which address popdev issues particularly contraceptive use and employment opportunities (or the lack thereof). The contest videos answer one of these questions:

“Masusunog ka ba sa impyerno kung gumamit ka ng condom (Will you burn in hell if you use a condom)?”

“Paano ka makakahanap ng trabaho kung ang dami mong karibal? (How can you find a job if there are so many applicants?)”

Among the finalists, two winners will take home a Flip video camera and the runners-up will receive SM gift certificates. Mulat Pinoy is optimistic that these videos will get people thinking about population and development.

Everyday more and more Filipinos are exercising their right to expression. The Pinoy youth have found a voice in the Internet and they are taking their roles as citizen journalists seriously. It is the aim of Mulat Pinoy to reach the youth online, to educate them on popdev issues, and to incite a revolution of change.

Recognizing the need to take a closer look at the intricate relationship between our country’s population and development, Mulat Pinoy has been busy empowering the public with popdev information through the website http://www.mulatpinoy.ph/ and the Kapihan Series of events.

At the Mulat Pinoy Kapihans, voters came face to face with candidates to discuss their popdev perspective on eight social issues: environment, government resources, housing, education, health, employment, religion and gender. Post-elections, Mulat Pinoy continues to work for reform together with Movement for Good Governance (MGG); push for reproductive health rights with partners sexandsensibilities.com (SAS) and Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP); advocate for appropriate environmental policies with WWF-Philippines (Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas); and demand equal rights with Babaylanes.

Highlights from the Mulat Pinoy Kapihans as well as Popdev for YOUth, the KNN popdev documentary, will be shown on June 26 before the announcement of winners. Exciting prizes and games also await those who will attend the event.

Mulat Pinoy is a joint initiative of Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI) and the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD).

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