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Ang PagMULAT sa katotohanan ay ang pagBANGON ng lipunan

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Filipino has not only been battling the incessant flare-ups of coronavirus cases in the country, but has also been enduring a six-month long stretch of economic strain and political unrest. While the country’s healthcare system withstands the impacts of the outbreak, its people face the challenges posed by the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill, as well as the shutting down of its largest mass media conglomerate, ABS-CBN.

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In order to bring to light the aforementioned events, BANGON, a youth-led non-profit organization, launches its first project entitled, MULAT, an online panel discussion covering the timeline of events starting from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, down to the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill, and the shutting down of ABS-CBN. As the events are weaved together, the plight of various affected sectors in society are also brought to light — going beyond the mere numbers and statistics that mask our afflicted countrymen.

 

The panel comprises Leonard Javier, M.D., who represents the health sector; Mody Floranda of PISTON PH, who represents the labor sector; Professor Lizamarie Campoamor-Olegario, who represents the academe; Atty. Chel Diokno, Rep. Sarah Jane Elago, and Raoul Manuel, who represent the activists; and Jeff Canoy, who represents the journalists and ABS-CBN workers. The panel discussion will be held on August 29, 2020 at 3:00 to 5:30 PM via Zoom, and will be live streamed through a private Facebook group. 

 

BANGON was initially launched in April as a fundraising initiative for the frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Its founders introduced a series of workshops about art and media with a small registration fee of Php 100 for each webinar. By June 6, 2020, the fundraiser was able to amass Php 102,620, which was later on used to purchase 330 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the medical frontliners in the Philippine Heart Center. 

 

The success of the initiative inspired its founding members to establish BANGON as a fully-fledged youth organization. Now, BANGON is composed of 30 members from different schools and universities in the Philippines. 

 

To register for BANGON’s MULAT, fill-up the registration form: cutt.ly/MulatReg

 

For more information, visit their social media pages: @bangonorg on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

For inquiries, send an email to org.bangon@gmail.com

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