Powered by ABS-CBN’s Integrated News and Current Affairs and in partnership with UNESCO and the Asian Institute of Journalism, Digitales is a mobile documentary contest that aims to combat disinformation online.
Gerome Viñas with his friend Jheryme Jhil Timbang during the awards ceremony of Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo (BMPM) Digitales: A Mobile Documentary Contest
With the theme "Gusto Ko Tama: Fighting Disinformation in Social Media," the competition was open to students from various colleges and universities nationwide where they can submit documentaries filmed and edited using their mobile phones. The short films would then be used as part of BMPM's campaign to spread news and media literacy in different areas.
Gerome and Jheryme outshone other participating schools with their entry entitled "Or Soon, Else", a documentary on fake news that harks back to Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds 1938 radio drama.
With a budget of PhP 300 as well as a production period of two days, Gerome and his friend (who call themselves Kulto Productions) successfully produced the video that won the hearts of the judges and spectators.
Equipping great minds with knowledge about disinformation
Goodshot Production from STI College Ortigas-Cainta with their work "Pabulong" was awarded
Students from STI College Novaliches proudly presenting their certificates
STIers from STI College Recto having a great time during the event
Students from STI College Cubao also participated in the event to gain further knowledge about disinformation through the talk of ABS-CBN’s broadcast journalist Jeff Canoy and De La Salle University’s educator Dr. Cheryll Soriano.
With its strong commitment to nation-building, STI ensures to turn students into dynamic and responsible citizens through activities that will develop their character as well as skills.