ang Papel ng Mass Media sa Pagpapalaganap ng Kapayapaan
Noong Setyembre 17, 2020, dumalo ang mga Pilipinong mamamahayag mula sa iba`t ibang media outlet sa online media forum na idinaos ng Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), isang internasyunal na NGO na nagtataguyod ng kapayapaan at may consultative status sa UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Sa paksang, “The Role of Mass Media in Peace-building” tinalakay ng limang tagapagsalita ang mahalagang papel ng media sa pagpapalaganap ng kapayapaan sa kabila ng mga hamon na kinakaharap nila lalo na sa panahong ito kung saan laganap ang pandemya at kaguluhan.
“Ang papel ng media ay magbahagi ng katotohanan, isang katotohanang magbubuo ng kapayapaan, katulad ng isang magulang na nagbabahagi ng katotohanan sa kaniyang mga anak na siyang bumubuo ng pagtitiwala at kapayapaan ng isang pamilya,” ayon kay Theofel Santos mula sa Radyo Veritas.
Binigyang diin naman ni MJ Balaguer mula sa Diaryong Tagalog na ang diyalogo, katapatan, pag-unawa, pagmamahal, at respeto ay mahalaga para sa mga mamamahayag upang maitaguyod at mapanatili ang kapayapaan, hindi lamang sa Pilipinas ngunit maging sa ibang panig ng mundo.
Tinalakay rin ng mga kalahok ang mga pangunahing hamon na kinakaharap nila sa pagsasaliksik at paglalathala ng napapanahon at maaasahang balita kaugnay ng pananalapi, kumpetisyon sa pagitan ng malalaking media, at kawalan ng legal na proteksyon sa malayang pamamahayag. Sa ikalawang bahagi ay nagkaroon ng talakayan tungkol sa mga paraan upang matugunan ang mga hamong ito.
Hinimok ni Junex Doronio, dating direktor at kalihim ng National Press Club, ang mga mamamahayag na “sikaping maging totoo sa kanilang pagtawag, na mag-ulat nang nararapat, nang walang takot o pabor.” Ayon din sa kanya, kung makalalaya ang mga mamamahayag mula sa “kanilang sariling mga takot,” makatutulong ang media sa pagkamit ng kapayapaan sa buong mundo.
Sa pagtatapos ng forum, ang lahat ng mga dumalo ay sumang-ayon na ang responsable at makatotohanang pamamahayag ay mahalaga sa pagtataguyod ng kapayapaan.
Ang HWPL ay magdaraos ng isa pang media forum na pinamagatang, “Our Attitude to Deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020” sa darating na Setyembre 26, 2020 kung saan dadalo ang mga mamamahayag mula sa Hongkong, Indonesia, Nepal, Taiwan, at Pilipinas.
Trilogy books tell of success stories using science and technology
By Joy M. Lazcano, S&T Media Service
Many are inspired at the modest stories of technology giants such as Apple, Facebook and Microsoft and how it overcame almost insurmountable circumstances to reach the top through sheer hard work and of course science, technology and innovation.
With that being said, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has its own success stories to tell as it launches a series of books that celebrates the many success of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through innovations.
Dubbed as Science For The People, the book series which DOST secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña claims “present the very essence of Filipinnovation that put into reality Science for the People which is our ultimate goal,”—features a trilogy of books namely Science For Scale, Science For Success, and Science For Social Change.
The books are set to be launched on 24 September 2020 and will highlight how technological innovations have turned things around for the various enterprises, communities and ultimately the lives of Filipinos.
In the book, Science For Scale, author and digital technology expert Winston Damarillo shares how scientists and entrepreneurs worked together in coming up with practical technologies and applications that provide solutions to various technological problems for local entrepreneurs. These solutions paved the way to more product enhancements and became the key driver for success for some SMEs that have embraced science and innovations.
The book features various DOST assisted companies that achieved growth using innovative technologies and capabilities developed by DOST’s technology experts.
The second book carries the title Science For Success. Written by two of the country’s second-generation industrialists and premier entrepreneurs, Maret Follosco- Bautista and Robina Gokongwei- Pe—the book dives into the stories of small to medium enterprises and explores how they leaped into huge success by employing the science, technology and innovation strategy, a formula that created many global companies out of small firms across different industries.
Finally, the last book installment is on the role of science and technology or S&T in enriching the lives of many Filipinos.
Titled Science For Social Change, the book captures the life-changing effects of many developmental initiatives and interventions brought by DOST especially in the countryside. The Science For Social Change tell unique stories that reflect the impact of disruptive technologies on the lives of select Filipinos as told by the well-respected columnist, Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr.
“These are the very reasons why we put together our aspirations, inspirations and stories to present the human side of science,” explains Secretary de la Peña. “In the pages of the books, we see the positive changes in communities and how people learned to help themselves through what we call social innovations.”
The book series aim to inspire and encourage more collaboration between DOST and the private sector in creating value adding technologies and capabilities in developing the local industries’ competitiveness as the world enters the era of the fourth industrial revolution. (S&T Media Service)
Stay tuned on 24 September 2020, 10:00 AM, at DOST-Philippines Facebook page, for the launching of the Science for the People (SFTP) Book Series.
These books offer popularized science stories that help bring science, technology, and innovation closer to the people. It consists of Science for Scale which heralds firsthand experiences and practical advice from scientists, doctors, engineers, and entrepreneurs to guide anyone to grow their business sustainably through innovation; Science for Success chronicles the success stories of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs assisted by the SETUP Program using science and technology as winning strategy; and Science for Social Change captures the stories of ordinary Filipinos in various sectors who harmoniously work together to improve their communities.