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Do you have more than 800 contacts, 200 followers, and dozens of likes on your posts?

That means next to nothing if it doesnt translate into actual support for a cause: the youths cause. Following the success of the Kabataan News Network programme, the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI), now dares college students all over the country to convert their social networks into something with a social net worth. In partnership with the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) and through Mulat Pinoy, PMFI will be facilitating a workshop for college students in February 2012, focusing on issues related to population and development (popdev). Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and PopDev aims to discuss and highlight a variety of issues related to popdev, including population momentum. The workshop will also teach strategies and schemes that will help the participants maximize their social networks and the use of both online and offline media strategies in discussing and advocating popdev. As part of the programmes culminating activity, the students will conceptualize, plan, and execute social media and transmedia projects in their communities, geared towards increasing awareness and participation among their peers Social Media in the Philippines and engaging them in a proactive stance on popdev.

Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and PopDev


This workshop is open to thirty (30) Filipino college students from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Students must be enrolled under a liberal arts and/or communications-related course. Selected participants shall undergo the following activities:

4-day workshop in Manila on popdev issues and social media techniques (Feb 24-27, 2012) Implementation of social/transmedia output (blogs, websites, games, transmedia activities) to be presented to the community (March to April 2012) A culminating activity in Manila for the finalists to present and evaluate the created output (April/May 2012) Participants of the programme shall be provided with free round-trip travel to the venues in Manila for the opening workshop, accommodations and meals, training and materials, and subsidized costs for the creation of proposed projects. Only selected finalists of the programme shall be returning to Manila for the culminating workshop. HOW TO JOIN Interested college students may apply individually or with a partner and submit the completed application form to the contacts below. Partnered applicants must apply using only one form; fields are provided for both applicants. Individual applicants may disregard the Participant 2 column. The form can also be downloaded from www.mulatpinoy.ph. The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 December 2011. This form may be photocopied.

The Filipino online presence has had a steady increase since its first connection in 1994. Currently, almost 30% of the Filipino population has Internet access, 93.9% of which has an active Facebook account. On Twitter, the Philippines has the 8th highest number of users. Filipino topics continue to trend not only in the Philippines but also worldwide. There has been a 50% increase in the number of Internet users here in the Philippines from 2009 to 2010, and statistics show no signs of slowing down. If anything, the online Filipino has a wider reach and a broader online network than most, and continues to enjoy an online following that may be mobilized in hopes of fulfilling a cause. On Population Momentum Mulat Pinoy hopes to empower young Filipinos to address population momentum by making informed decisions and actions on early sex and pregnancy, early marriage, large families and similar issues. Our country has more than 94 million people, and our population is growing faster than our ability to address our needs. The youth must realize personally how population and

For inquiries and form submissions, email us at: mulatpinoy [at] probefound [dot] com or popdev [at] mulatpinoy [dot] ph You may also mail them to: PMFI Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and PopDev Sterten Place Condominium, 116 Maginahawa St., Teachers Village East, Quezon City 1101 Or you can fax us at (+632) 433 04 57. Call us at: (+632) 433 04 56

Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and PopDev A workshop for college students on popdev through social media and transmedia APPLICATION FORM I AM APPLYING AS AN INDIVIDUAL. Please find me a partner from my school. (Disregard the Participant 2 column.) THIS IS A JOINT APPLICATION. (Filled up with partner; must have same proposed work to be done)
Email this before December 31, 2011 to mulatpinoy (at) probefound.com or popdev (at) mulatpinoy.ph or fax (632) 433-0456.

PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION Participant 1 First Name: Last Name: Birthdate: (dd/mm/yy) Sex: Male Female Home Address:

Participant 2 First Name: Last Name: Birthdate: (dd/mm/yy) Sex: Male Female Home Address:

Home Telephone: Home Fax: Mobile Number: Email: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION Name of College: Specific Course/Major: (Participant 1) Year of Study: School Address: School Telephone: School Website (if applicable):

Home Telephone: Home Fax: Mobile Number: Email:

Specific Course/Major: (Participant 2) Year of Study: School Fax:

STUDENT ORGANIZATION INFORMATION (if applicable and relevant to the workshop) Name of School Organization: (Participant 1) Name of School Organization: (Participant 2) Brief background on nature of organization: Brief background on nature of organization:

Position: Description of responsibilities: Years of membership in organization: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT NEW MEDIA AND POPDEV What kind of social media content are you familiar with?

Position: Description of responsibilities: Years of membership in organization: What kind of social media content are you familiar with?

What do you think of new media? What tools do you know are considered new media?

What do you think of new media? What tools do you know are considered new media?

What do you think new media is used for? What else do you think it can be used for?

What do you think new media is used for? What else do you think it can be used for?

What sort of popdev issues do you feel strongly about?

What sort of popdev issues do you feel strongly about?

PROJECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA PROPOSAL Have you ever attended any training course/orientation on social media? Yes No If yes, please provide details.

Have you ever attended any training course/orientation on social media? Yes No If yes, please provide details.

What would you like to learn about social media and popdev?

What would you like to learn about social media and popdev?

If you had the opportunity, what kind of social media-related work would you do on population and development issues? (check all that apply)

News articles Blogging Creation of a website Film/Video production Radio production/Podcasting Music Photography Others (please indicate)______________________________________________

If possible, tell us how you would do this. (PARTICIPANTS 1 AND 2 MUST HAVE A JOINT PROPOSAL. FOR DIFFERENT PROPOSALS, APPLY AS INDIVIDUALS.) Please limit your description to 8 sentences or less.

REFERENCES Name of Dean or Department Head: Position: Contact Information:

Please provide names and contact information of two references: Reference 1: Reference 2:

The Deadline for submission of applications is on 31 December 2011. For inquiries and form submissions, you may email us at: mulatpinoy [at] probefound [dot] com or popdev [at] mulatpinoy [dot] ph You may also mail them to: PMFI Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and PopDev Sterten Place Condominium, 116 Maginahawa St., Teachers Village East, Quezon City 1101 Other contact info: Tel: (+632) 433 04 56 Fax: (+632) 433 04 57