Santos: There is a line where sex, positive sexuality and religion meet. It's at a point called individuality and personal choice.
Santos: If you wanna change the way we view sex then we have to change the way that we talk about it. Positive sexuality can be a movement for social change.
Ana Santos answers questions from students. Q#1: What can you say about those who say the recent Habagat tragedy was punishment for RH Bill advocates? A: We receive an average of 20 storms a year. Are you going to say that's punishment. I think its because of our geographical makeup.
Q#2 for Ana Santos: How did you turn out to be someone is so open about sex discussions. Were you raised that way? A: I grew up in the US from 4-11. So I think that had a role in me being exposed to another way where we could talk about sex. Back then (in the 80s) it was more open. I was so exposed to these things. When I came here I was like, "what's the big deal." And part by accident I was asked to be a sex columnist for this men's magazine that is no longer in publication. I was an accidental sex columnist. That was when I started getting questions that I talked about earlier, I was like why are they asking me. Then I realized there is no one to ask.
About to go next. My talk is titled "Beyond Social Media: Using Social Media for Social Good".
Q#3 for Ana Santos: How do you know that you are prepared for sex. A: Have a condom with you at all times. Learn how to use it. That's the physical part. What I always talk about is the emotional part. When you are giving your body to someone you are also giving a piece of your heart.
Quote from the movie Vanilla Sky: "Don't you know that when you sleep with someone, your body makes a promise whether you do or not!" #socialnetworth
Now up, Josh Villanueva talking "Beyond Social Media: Using Social Media for Social Good".
Villanueva uses an example of collaborative story telling. Using social media Rappler can get updates from people in affected areas, real time. Traditional media would have to wait for a PHILVOCS report.
Now, Villanueva is talking about the dangers of social media.
Villanueva uses Ely Buendia as an example of the dangers of social media. "A few years ago, people killed him on Twitter". Information is just one click away to share. You need to be careful about the information you have: is it credible?
Ely Buendia just made fun of the rumor about him being dead. He tweeted: "Nothing is permanent. Not even death." Later, he also tweeted, "Next time may magkalat na patty na ako, hindi na talaga ako maniniwala."
Villanueva: We guested Chris Lao at a recent social media forum hosted by Rappler. Chris Lao, a victim of cyber bullying, had one of the most touching stories. He said, "I will have my lifetime devoted to healing." Let that be a reminder to all of us about the possible repercussions of our actions on social media.
Villanueva: At Rappler, we believe that social media can change the world.
Villanueva uses Save Philippine Seas as an example of how social media can be used for social good.
Villanueva: Think about what advocacies you want to support and the stories you want to talk about. Then think about how you can do this with social media in ways that traditional journalists never even thought possible.
Q1 for Villanueva: How does the Cybercrime Bill now affect the way that you do your job?
Villanueva on the Cyber Crime Bill: I do believe that we should all speak up against it. I personally believe that the beauty of the Internet is freedom. But I am an advocate of the responsible use of Internet. When it comes to our job, the principles of journalism still apply, independent of the platform.