[The week for “KAMPAY” as our featured blog will end today. Katulad ng nakagawian, we will introduce another fellow blogger that will be featured for a week and that is Maximum Exposure by Germaine Trittle Leonin. KAMPAY may sound very informal but most of the time, using unique words like this is a blogger’s way of attracting attention and way of expressing their identity. Try reading Olegs’ posts (Author of KAMPAY) and you’ll know what he wants to convey. Unlike the other posts we did for our featured blogs, this time we asked Olegs to write something about his own blog para maiba naman…ECjr]
The hands (in the keys) that meddles in the life of other people
by Rapha-el ‘Olegs’ Olegario
This blogsite is about my commentaries about the different social issues, particularly human rights issues, that hounds the Philippines. It is written in Filipino to be able to reach out to online Filipino masses.
“Liberators does not exist… People liberate themselves” With this phrase from El Che, no individual or so-called leader can ever release the toiling Filipino masses from the bondage of oppression. Only through solidarity, collective action and a common vision of a better tomorrow that we can build a society devoid of foreign and national-bourgeoisie control.
However, blogging is just a tool. It is just one of the tools used to educate the netizens about the reality, and hopefully stimulate action that can influence change in the society. I recognize the limited capacity that a blog can do but does not substitute it to the good old fashioned integration, mass actions and community organizing against poverty and the corrupt system. Still, I also recognize the proven facts about the impact of blogging in building awareness through the internet. Since we all live in a global village, through the net we can show our solidarity with people around the world who shares and support the struggle for national liberation and equality of rights for all.
KAMPAY! is my first blogsite. After attending the The Asia Foundation‘s (TAF) training about Digital Activism, I understand the potentialities of the latest technologies in building social awareness especially in the internet where interactions and transactions are now conducted. KAMPAY! Stands for “Kamay (Sa pindutan) na nangingialam ng buhay ng may buhay”. It literally translates the hands (in the keys) that meddles in the life of other people. Though malicious as may sound, I would like to convey that in this certain times that we should take a stand. Neutrality will make matters worse and everyone is engaged in the struggle for emancipation.