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

Grassroots Media Development

Promoting alternative media and citizen journalism


Communication Rights

Strengthening the capacity of people and communities to use media


Media Advocacy and Engagement

Public engagement of marginalized communities through media advocacy


Recent Updates


Filmfest for freedom to be held at UP Diliman on September 17-19

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Are we truly free? This is the question that various films from here and abroad, including Public Service Advertisements (PSA) made by independent and student filmmakers, will seek to answer in the INDIEpendensya Film Festival to be held onSeptember 17-19, 2012 at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (Cine Adarna and Videotheque), Diliman, Quezon City. The three-day festival will […]

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Puso ng Lungsod bags Best of the Best Film at 1st Cebu International Film Festival

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Puso ng Lungsod (Heart of the City), a documentary film produced by PinoyMedia Center and Goethe Institut Philippinen, bagged the top award at the Cebu International Documentary Film Festival last August 18. Puso ng Lungsod, directed by PMC’s executive director Ilang-Ilang Quijano, was awarded the prestigious Mabuhi CIDFFA Best of the Best Award. It is […]

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Filmmaking master classes for INDIEpendensya Film Festival

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From June 22 to August 1, PinoyMedia Center with Mayday Multimedia, Red Ants Productions, and Stand-UP CMC, held master classes on filmmaking for student and independent filmmakers participating in the INDIEpendensya Film Festival in September: June 23: Orientation-discussion on the lack of national freedom with Bayan leader Arnold Padilla and playwright Bonifacio Ilagan June 30: Video […]

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Pinoy Weekly special print edition: SONA 2012

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On the occasion of President Aquino’s third State of the Nation Address, Pinoy Weekly released a special print edition that tackled pressing concerns of marginalized sectors which reflect the country’s real state of affairs. Featured articles were on the privatization of social services; the new two-tiered wage system that lowers worker’s wages; human rights violations in […]

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PMC in Mindanao: Citizen journalism training

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PinoyMedia Center, in partnership with Kawagib Moro Human Rights Alliance, held a three-day citizen journalism training in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato in Southern Philippines. More than 30 participants attended the training, which featured intensive workshops in news writing, photojournalism, videography, and new media. Participants are now part of Pinoy Weekly’s network of citizen journalists.

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Media and communication skills training for migrant workers

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A mock media interview of a migrant worker, during the workshop

In partnership with Migrante International, PinoyMedia Center held a media and communication skills training for migrant workers and advocates. In the training held in Quezon City, migrant workers and advocates participated in workshops on writing for advocacy, public speaking, and media engagement. The training was designed to assist them in their current campaigns for the welfare […]

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Media and communication skills training for women leaders

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Women urban poor leaders in Muntinlupa

To support community-led actions of women in observance of the International Women’s Day, PinoyMedia Center, in partnership with Gabriela Philippines, held a series of media and communication skills for women leaders. Trainings on public speaking and media engagement were held in the urban poor communities of Tondo, Manila and Muntinlupa. With acclaimed playwright Bonifacio Ilagan […]

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Pinoy Weekly special print edition: Women’s Day

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A special print edition of Pinoy Weekly for March 8, International Women’s Day. The newsmagazine contained articles that tackled the effect of rising prices of basic commodities on women; US military presence in the Philippines and women’s vulnerability to abuse; the need for comprehensive reproductive health care; and the K+12 education program, among others.

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Media and communication skills training for the urban poor

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Women urban poor leaders made up most of the training participants

Urban poor leaders and organizers from different communities in Metro Manila underwent a comprehensive media and communication skills training, which includes workshops on public speaking, media engagement, and writing for advocacy. The  training is intended to assist communities in their struggles against the forceful demolition of their homes and struggles for the right to housing […]

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PMC co-sponsors successful staging of Poldet

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PinoyMedia Center, together with the Free Ericson Acosta Campaign and various human rights groups, sponsored the staging of Poldet: Ode to Freedom of Political Prisoners. Poldet is an innovative theater performance that features poems, testimonials, and songs, and audio-visual works on and by political detainees. Poldet aims to dramatize and publicize the plight of more than […]

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