Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta (Documentary Series)

Eskinita is a documentary series that seeks out ordinary communities for their views on current issues. Host, teacher, and cyclist Silay Lumbera takes on Manila's sidestreets to discover the truth and possibilities for change.

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Training for community leaders and citizen journalists

Our training programs have helped hone the media and communication skills of women community leaders, and promote gender sensitivity in citizen journalism.

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Socially-relevant documentaries

PinoyMedia Center produces socially relevant, compelling, and award-winning documentaries on marginalized Filipino peoples.

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Pinoy Weekly

PinoyMedia Center publishes Pinoy Weekly, an online and print newsmagazine that serves the underrepresented and marginalized sectors of society.

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INDIEpendensya Film Festival

A continuing film festival that features local and international films and original Public Service Announcements on the theme of national sovereignty and independence.

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Without communication rights, freedom of expression can privilege the powerful. With them, it can achieve its full potential. ~The No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, World Association for Christian Communication

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Promoting alternative media and citizen journalism


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Strengthening the capacity of people and communities to use media


Media Advocacy and Engagement

Public engagement of marginalized communities through media advocacy


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“Pangarap ko sa Pilipinas” short animation wins in Pandayang Lino Brocka

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PinoyMedia Center’s short animation, Pangarap ko sa Pilipinas (My Dream for the Philippines) wins the Jury’s Choice Award at the 6th Pandayang Lino Brocka, which was held last August 29 at the University of the Philippines Film Center. WATCH THE ANIMATION (In the midst of poverty and crisis, a young girl dreams of a better […]

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Eskinita Episode 4: Bagyong Yolanda, Bagyong Gobyerno

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After months of neglect, how do survivors of one of the world’s strongest typhoons rise from tragedy? Cyclist host Noel Colina journeys with typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors as they seek justice and demand genuine relief and rehabilitation.

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Eskinita Episode 3: Mga Anak ng Bayan

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As revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio celebrates his 150th birthday, Kabataang Makabayan, an underground group of patriotic youth, continues his legacy. In Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta’s 3rd episode, host and cyclist Noel Colina takes us to Bonifacio’s forgotten monuments and witnesses the KM in action, in a unique and timely exploration of Bonifacio’s “continuing revolution.”

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Eskinita Episode 2: SO, Ano NA?

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Does the supposed “growth” of PH economy lead to jobs and improved lives? Host and cyclist Noel Colina talks to ordinary citizens to find out.

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Eskinita Pilot Episode: Leksyon sa Eleksyon

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Pilot episode of Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta. Host and cyclist Noel Colina takes us to an urban poor community in Quezon City to find out if the Philippine elections really lead to change. Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta is a web series that seeks out how issues impact ordinary communities, and explores alternatives along the way. […]

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One Billion Rising Philippines to end violence against women

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An invitation for all Filipinos to participate in One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. A public service advertisement by PinoyMedia Center.

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Pinoy Weekly Special Print Edition: Migrants Tribunal

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A special print edition of Pinoy Weekly for Migrants. The newsmagazine contains an article on Migrants’ and People’s Resistance to Modern-Day Slavery, in anticipation of the Migrants Tribunal on the GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) from November 28-29, 2012. Other articles tackle the two-tiered wage system and its effects on workers, the Quezon City […]

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Migrant Stories: International Migrants’ Tribunal

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Nyrriel Atienza is the 17-year old daughter of Terril Atienza, an Overseas Filipino Worker who died under mysterious circumstances in Mongolia. It will be one of countless stories to be featured in the International Migrants Tribunal on the GFMD, to be held in the Philippines from November 28-29, 2012. Danilo Banez and 200+ Filipino workers […]

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Unity Statement: Free the new media, defy e-martial law

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As outrage against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 continues to snowball and create unprecedented unity and defiance among netizens, the Aquino administration has not backed down in its resolve to implement a clearly draconian measure designed to curtail our most basic civil liberties—the right to freedom of expression, of speech, and of the press. As […]

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INDIEpendensya Film Festival, a success for independent and nationalist filmmaking

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Last September 17-19, PinoyMedia Center successfully co-sponsored INDIEpendensya Film Festival: Asserting the Nation’s Real Independence. The three-day film festival, held at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, was attended by an audiences numbering by the hundreds. The festival featured acclaimed films from here abroad, fora, and screening and awarding of original Public Service Advertisements by student and […]

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