Question Everything | Ligalig at social media

Narito tayo sa libro. Bilang netizen na social media ang almusal, freelancer na litong araw-gabi ang pasok sa trabaho, botante, aktibista, artista, konsyumer prosumer, at tagaliklha ng luma at bagong impormasyon, mga humaharap at pinangingibabawan ang mga ‘digital kuyog’, mga indibidwal na naghahanap ng pag-ibig, kilig, at saysay sa buhay.

People’s history

Our country underwent numerous transitions in the past century which saw the rise and fall of winners, losers, heroes, villains, oppressors, and the oppressed. Which of the contending forces emerged triumphant and what was its impact on society? Rather than amplify the mainstream version of history, our role is to find the voices which were dismissed by those in power as noise, nuisance, and irrelevant chatter. We have to assert the need to record and popularize this history from below.

Activism as cure to information disorder

Activism is our fact-checking initiative against so-called “fake news.” We cannot engage in politics without a proper social investigation. Mao Zedong has a succinct quote for it: “No investigation, no right to speak”. Our statements must be grounded on the reality that affects the masses. We articulate the social condition based on verifiable facts.