What Dakila is Doing is Dakila
The Philippine Revolution of 1896 was planned under cover darkness, secretly discussed inside a dark cave. Far from the prying eyes of their Spanish colonizers, Bonifacio and his few good men vowed free the motherland. Their bolos glistened while its blades reflected the flames from their torches.
Fast forward now. Place: Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu. Date: June 30, 2011. Time: 4: 20PM. We are actually planning another revolution. But this time, not in secret but in the open, in public, and inside a 5 – star hotel where were are served coffee and pansit. Now we have mouse gadgets instead of bolos ; we have laptops instead of torches.
The conspirator of this revolution: DAKILA, a forerunner of digital activism in the Philippines, advocating societal change by using digital technology. I am with 30 + other attendees representing different NGOs and foundations. Sponsored by USAID and the Asia Foundation, this seminar on Digital Activism, Training for Human Rights Advocacy, will teach modern day revolutionaries (battling different social evils) how to use digital mediums in strengthening their respective advocacies online.
What Dakila is doing – training us to become digital activists – is dakila.